The Miami Trace Panthers varsity baseball team hosted the Logan Elm Braves from the Mid-State League Tuesday, April 30.
The Panthers won the game, 12-2.
Mason Snow was the winning pitcher for Miami Trace.
He pitched four innings with two hits and two runs (both unearned). He struck out three and walked three.
Luke Henry pitched one inning for Miami Trace with one strikeout and two hits allowed.
The Panthers jumped out on Logan Elm with five runs in the bottom of the first.
Connor Bucher led off with a walk and ended up scoring on a wild pitch.
Drew Batson walked, Cody Brightman hit a single and Dalton Mayer walked.
Brightman scored on a fielder’s choice by Gavin Taulbee.
Josh Gilmore reached on an error and Austin Brown walked, scoring Mayer.
Tyler Eggleton came through with a single that scored Taulbee and Gilmore.
Logan Elm got on the board in the second and added another run in the third to trail, 5-2.
The Panthers negated those runs with two of their own in the bottom of the third.
Taulbee walked and scored later on a wild pitch.
Gilmore singled, stole second and soon came in to score on a sacrifice fly by Eggleton.
Miami Trace added another five runs in the bottom of the fourth.
Batson walked and Brightman followed with a walk.
Mayer walked to load the bases.
Still another walk, this one to Taulbee, forcing in a run.
Gilmore drove in two runs with a double.
Two additional runs would score to put the lead at 12-2.
The game ended in accordance with the 10-run rule when the Braves did not score in the top of the fifth.
“This was a good non-league win for us,” Miami Trace head coach Rob Smith said. “They are in our Sectional.
“We took advantage of their (pitcher’s) wildness,” Smith said. “We scored a bunch of runs early and scored more later to put them away.
“It was a good team victory,” Smith said. “We’re playing well right now.”
Miami Trace has a home game against Madison Plains Monday at 5 p.m.
LE 011 00x x — 2 4 1
MT 502 5xx x — 12 8 4
Offensively for Miami Trace: Connor Bucher, 0-2, 1 run, 1 rbi, sac fly; Drew Batson, 2-3, 1 run; Cody Brightman, 2-3, 2 runs, 1 sb; Dalton Mayer, 0-1, 2 runs, 2 bb; Gavin Taulbee, 0-1, 3 runs, 2 rbi, 2 bb; Josh Gilmore, 2-3, 3 runs, 2 rbi, 2b; Austin Brown, 1-2, 2 rbi; Tyler Eggleton, 1-2, 3 runs, 3 rbi; Jake Hoppes, 0-2, 1 bb; Javin Robinette, 0-1.