Blue Lions no-hit SE Trojans


By Chris Hoppes - choppes@aimmediamidwest.com



Drew Ferguson touches third on his way home for the Blue Lions in the third inning of a game against Clark Southeastern Thursday, April 18, 2019.

Drew Ferguson touches third on his way home for the Blue Lions in the third inning of a game against Clark Southeastern Thursday, April 18, 2019.


Chris Hoppes | Record-Herald

It’s been a tough season for the Washington Blue Lion baseball team to this point.

They entered Thursday’s non-conference game against the South Charleston Southeastern Trojans having just one win on the season.

No doubt a lot of pent-up frustration was eased somewhat when the Blue Lions posted a 15-0 win over the visitors in five innings.

Bailey Roberts and Zane Joseph combined for a no-hit pitching performance for the Blue Lions.

Meanwhile, at the plate, Washington collected 12 hits.

Roberts pitched the first four innings with three strikeouts and two walks.

Joseph pitched one inning with one strikeout and one walk.

Powell started and took the loss for Southeastern, who used a total of five pitchers on the day.

Powell pitched 1.2 innings with four hits and six earned runs. He struck out one and walked three.

Doyle was next and allowed one hit and walked two.

Smith pitched one inning with seven runs (none earned) on three hits and two walks.

R. Doyle gave up two this and two earned runs with one walk.

Moser pitched 1.1 innings with two hits, one walk and one strikeout.

Washington scored six times in the second inning and nine times in the third.

George Reno led the Blue Lion offense with three hits, including a triple and three rbi.

Ryan Schwartz had two hits and drove in two runs.

Eli Shaw had two hits and scored twice.

Reno, Karson Runk, Jarred hall, Roberts and Shaw each scored twice for Washington.

Tyler Rood, Hugh Silberman, Drew Ferguson, Tyler Tackage and Owen Mullins each scored once for Washington.

“We’ve been struggling at the plate,” Washington head coach Mark Schwartz said. “Today we hit with base runners on. We tried to do some small ball, but it didn’t work.

“We had big hits when we needed them,” Schwartz said. “This is a team win; everybody contributed. We played some of the young guys, they got their first varsity experience.

“I’m real excited about our offense,” Schwartz said. “We’ve been expecting that all year and today it showed, from top to bottom in our lineup.

“Bailey Roberts and Zane Joseph threw a combined no-hitter,” Schwartz said. “Hopefully we’ll get on a roll here. We have a big game Monday against McClain.”

Washington (2-12 overall, 0-7 FAC) will host the McClain Tigers Monday at 5 p.m.

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Offensively for Washington: George Reno, 3-3, 2 runs, 3 rbi, 1 bb, 3b, 4 sb; Karson Runk, 1-2, 2 runs, 1 bb, hbp, sb; Jarred Hall, 0-3, 2 runs, 1 bb, fc, roe; Tyler Rood, 1-3, 1 run, 1 rbi, hbp, sb; Bailey Roberts, 1-1, 2 runs, 1 rbi, 2 bb, sb; Zane Joseph, 1-1; Hugh Silberman, 0-0, 1 run; Cortez O’Flaherty, 0-0, 1 bb; Eli Shaw, 1-3, 2 runs, 2 rbi, 1 bb, 3b, sb; R.G. Crabtree, 0-2; Drew Ferguson, 0-0, 1 run, 1 bb; Brock Morris, 0-1; Tyler Tackage, 1-1, 1 run, 1 rbi, hbp, sb; Owen Mullins, 1-1, 1 run, 1 rbi. LOB: 8.

Offensively for Southeastern: Low, 0-2, 1 bb; R. Doyle, 0-2, hbp; Myron, 0-1, 1 bb, hbp; Powell, 0-1; Miller, 0-2; Moser, 0-2, sb; Harbrook, 0-2; Secrest, 0-1, 1 bb; Broun, 0-2; Smith, 0-1; Coil, 0-1. LOB: 7.

Drew Ferguson touches third on his way home for the Blue Lions in the third inning of a game against Clark Southeastern Thursday, April 18, 2019.
https://www.recordherald.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/27/2019/04/web1_Drew-Ferguson-scores-for-Blue-Lion-baseball-4-18-2019.jpgDrew Ferguson touches third on his way home for the Blue Lions in the third inning of a game against Clark Southeastern Thursday, April 18, 2019. Chris Hoppes | Record-Herald

By Chris Hoppes

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