The Washington Blue Lions hosted the Miami Trace Panthers for an SCOL baseball match-up on a beautiful Wednesday afternoon.
Washington won the game, 10-7.
Aaron Greer started and got the victory on the mound for Washington. He pitched six innings with 10 hits and seven runs (four earned) with three walks and four strikeouts.
Cole Massie came on for the save with a scoreless seventh inning with one hit allowed.
Trevon Burnside started and suffered the loss for the Panthers. He pitched two-thirds of an inning with four hits and seven runs (all earned). He walked four batters.
Darby Tyree pitched five innings in relief for the Panthers.
He gave up four hits and three runs (all earned) with five walks and two strikeouts.
Trenton Harris pitched one-third of an inning.
The Panthers jumped out with two runs in the first inning.
The Blue Lions struck for seven runs in the bottom of the first.
Miami Trace added single runs in the third and fourth innings.
Washington tacked on three runs in the fifth.
The Panthers responded with three in the top of the sixth.
As it turned out, that was the extent of the scoring in the game.
“Aaron Greer got the win for us tonight,” Washington head coach Tyler Rhodus said. “I thought they good hits, but, I felt like they couldn’t quite square him up.”
Washington got the win despite committing five errors.
“We had a couple of mistakes early that gave them a couple of runs,” Rhodus said. “All-in-all, he threw a really good game. That was his longest outing of the season and probably his best outing. His velocity was good. Cole Massie came in and pitched the seventh and got the save; two of our seniors leading us on the bump.
“Trace is a good team,” Rhodus said. “They kept chipping away, chipping away. They kept it close.”
A big play in the game came for the Blue Lions in the fifth when Jordan Flowers came off the bench and put down a squeeze, which we ended up scoring two runs on.”
“I thought our kids played a whale of a ball game,” Miami Trace head coach Rob Smith said. “You can’t give up seven runs. A lot of those were on mistakes, but they capitalized on them. You have to give them credit.
“Our two losses have come on two bad innings,” Smith said. “We had a few chances to be right in it. A well-coached team will capitalize on your mistakes and that’s what Court House did this evening. They are a well-coached team.
“I was happy with how we put the bat on the ball,” Smith said. The Panthers had 11 hits in the game.
“Darby Tyree came in and I was proud of his effort,” Smith said. “They executed that suicide squeeze and basically, that was the difference in the ball game.”
The Panthers (5-2 overall, 3-2 in the SCOL) are off on Thursday and will play at Chillicothe Friday.
The Blue Lions (7-2 overall, 5-2 in the SCOL) are at Hillsboro Thursday and return home to host Clinton-Massie Friday.
In the j-v game at Miami Trace, the Blue Lions beat the Panthers, 9-1.
Kenny Arboleda, Grant Patterson and Austin Joseph combined to pitch a one-hitter.
The Blue Lions j-v team is now 6-1.
Offensively for Washington: Caden Cluxton, 3-3, 1 run, 3 rbi, 1 bb, 2 2b, 3 sb; Tim Robinson, 0-2, 1 run, 2 bb, 1 sb; Cole Massie, 1-4, 1 run, 1 2b, 2 rbi; Brian Wilson, 0-3, 1 run, 1 bb, 1 sb; Jarett Patton, 2-3, 1 run, 1 rbi, 1 sac; Aaron Greer, 0-2, 1 run, 1 rbi, 1 bb, 1 sac fly; Trevor Mustain, 0-1, 1 run, 2 bb, 1 sac.; Nick Barrett, 0-1, 1 run, 2 bb; Jordan Flowers, 1-1, 1 run, 1 rbi; Conner Chrisman, 1-4, 1 run, 1 rbi. LOB: 8.
Offensively for Miami Trace: Trenton Harris, 4-5, 2 runs; Brady Wallace, 0-5, 1 run; Josh Morton, 1-4, 2 runs, 1 rbi, 1 2b; Skyler McDonald, 1-4, 1 rbi; Mitchell Creamer, 2-2, 1 run, 2 bb, 1 2b; Drew Stevens, 1-3, 2 rbi, 1 sac; Coby Hughes, 0-4; Trevon Burnside, 0-1; Darby Tyree, 1-2, 1 run, 1 bb; Heath Cockerill, 1-4. LOB: 10.
MT 201 103 0 — 7 11 1
W 700 030 x — 10 8 5
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