MT baseball routs McClain, 14-1


By Chris Hoppes - choppes@civitasmedia.com



GREENFIELD — The Miami Trace Panthers baseball team improved to 3-1 in the final-ever season of the South Central Ohio League with a 14-1 routing of the McClain Tigers at Mitchell Park in Greenfield Wednesday, April 5.

The game was halted after five innings in accordance with the 10-run rule.

Darby Tyree was the winning pitcher for Miami Trace.

The lanky lefty junior pitched four innings, striking out five, walking two and allowing three hits and one run.

Lance Mick pitched the fifth inning, with one strikeout.

Miami Trace collected 15 hits and committed just one error.

The Tigers had two defensive miscues.

Miami Trace scored all the runs they would need with two in the top of the first.

The Panthers scored after the first two batters were retired.

Brady Wallace singled and went to second on a passed ball.

He scored on a single by Mitchell Creamer.

Skyler McDonald scored Creamer with a single to make it 2-0.

In the third, Wallace singled and scored on a single by Creamer.

McDonald doubled, putting runners at second and third.

A ground out by Logan Robinson scored Creamer and a ground out by Hunter Moore scored McDonald.

The fourth was the most prolific inning for the Panthers, as five crossed the plate.

Harris and Morton singled and Wallace bunted for a base hit.

Creamer singled for a run and McDonald hit a sacrifice fly. Robinson hit a single, driving in two and Robinson scored when Moore reached on an error.

McClain avoided the shutout, scoring in the fourth inning.

Dakota Pollock and Jay Beatty each had a single and John Salyers walked to load the bases.

Pollock scored on an error.

In the top of the fifth, Wallace walked and stole his way to third.

Creamer walked and stole second and McDonald singled to make it 12-1.

Robinson walked and Austin Mathews went in as a pinch runner.

McDonald and Mathews scored on an error.

“Darby pitched really well,” Miami Trace head coach Rob Smith said. “The kids responded really well. We went out and handled business like, if we want to be a good baseball team, we need to do.”

Miami Trace improves to 5-1 overall with the victory.

The Panthers’ game against Hillsboro, slated for Friday, was postponed.

Miami Trace has games on the road Saturday against Graham and Northeastern and will play at Clinton-Massie Monday.

The Panthers host the Blue Lions Wednesday, April 12 at 5 p.m.

That will be a Strike Out Cancer game.

Offensively for Miami Trace: Trenton Harris, 2-3, 1 run; Josh Morton, 2-4, 1 run; Brady Wallace, 3-3, 4 runs; Mitchell Creamer, 3-3, 4 runs, 2 rbi, Skyler McDonald, 3-3, 2 runs, 4 rbi; Logan Robinson, 1-2, 1 run, 3 rbi; Jacob Batson, 1-2; Dealin Pinkerton, 0-1; Austin Mathews 0-0, 1 run; Hunter Moore, 0-4; Heath Cockerill, 0-2, 1 bb; Preston Huff, 0-0, 1 bb.

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MT 203 54x x — 14 15 1

Mc 000 10x x — 1 3 2

By Chris Hoppes

choppes@civitasmedia.com

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