High school baseball: With some help, Knights make the playoffs

Monday, 16 Apr, 2018

Both games were over in 3 innings, but in game one a 9 run second and a 10 run third allowed the Trojanettes to get 25 runs on the board before the mercy run rule kicked in. "Last year, we did not win a conference game, so to start right out of the chute with two wins against a competitive, talented North team, it really got the guys excited and looking forward to the rest of the season".

Vanden 5, Fairfield 0 Paced by a complete game six-hitter from Cody Switzer, Vanden cruised past Fairfield 5-0 on the road Thursday.

In addition to Boshears, Leighton Turbeville went 2-for-4 with two walks and four runs scored, while Jared Rhodes went 2-for-3.

Durango responded with two runs in the bottom of the fourth to go up 7-2, and the teams traded runs in the fifth to make it 8-3.

"We're no doubt excited about the start to the season", Munn said.

The Falcons were able to tack on a single run in the bottom of the fifth, scored by senior Xander Lerch, but the sizable gap proved too much to overcome. He went seven innings.

"We came out a little flat after a stressful conference game, but pitching pulled us through", Gillis said.

"We are playing well, so far", Eddy said.

Casey threw 7 strikeouts on his way to his second win of the season.

The Tigers have nearly quietly won six straight games and have outscored their opponents 63-27 during that stretch.

Arab came into the Guntersville series riding a wave of momentum, and despite a 1-2 showing against the Wildcats, including a disappointing first-game loss Tuesday at home on Senior Night, the Knights are in the playoffs again thanks to Crossville.

A team effort on offense saw six different Papermakers driving in runs, highlighted by Sam Malychewski who finished 2 for 4, including a solo shot over the Heritage scoreboard in right field. He also picked up the win with two scoreless innings. Once we got that first hit, everyone jumped on it. Then, with two down, Nathan Anselmo hit a shot at the second baseman Andrew Ekroth, who mishandled it and a runner scored from third, making it 5-1. The Eagles made a run at the Tigers in the last of the seventh, scoring once to trim the lead to one before stranding the tying run on second when the final out was made. "We're also hitting the ball better and more consistently than we were early on", he said.

"He pitched better than we anticipated", Tom Schmitt said of Brady. "[The team] graduated nine seniors previous year and most of those kids played regularly, so we don't have a lot of varsity experience. We hit in streaks", Thorndyke said.

Brush won at North, 2-1, on April 9 in extra innings. "Hopefully, we can regroup and get the same result tomorrow".

"I told the girls after the game, just don't beat yourselves up", Union Local coach Rich Mercer said.

RBI-double and increased the advantage to 8-2.

The Tornadoes enter the week with a 3-13 record.

Today, Wednesday, April 11 the Indians will travel to Philip Barbour for a 4 p.m. contest.

In Monday's blowout game against Heritage, the Papermakers' younger players really stepped up.

Richfield High School's baseball team took the long bus ride April 5, to split a pair of games with host San Juan.