CENTERVILLE – RBI singles by Frank Sammons and Chase Hamilton gave the Lions an early 3-0 lead en route to the 6-3 victory at Centerville Tuesday.
Spenser Wilson and Sammons added run scoring hits in the third for the Lions.
Brad Busald went 5 2/3 innings on the mound allowing just one earned run with 12 strike outs. Mitchell Wagoner pitched in relief and got the Lions out of a 2-runner jam in the sixth with the Lions leading 5-2.
Nick Sprinkle scored an insurance run in the top of the seventh off a Caleb Wiles double. Sammons added his third hit in the seventh.
Centerville loaded the bases twice in the seventh, but only managed one run as the Lions held on for the win.
Busald added two hits and two runs to picking up the win on the mound. Wilson had two hits. Hamilton, Wiles and Sammons all had doubles.
Lions rally, but fall at Greensburg
The Lion baseball team rallied to tie the game in the top of the sixth on a two-out double by Brad Busald. Unfortunately, the Lions could not hold off the Pirates as No. 6 Greensburg went on to the 10-5 victory.
Coach Kyle Harpring said Mitchell Wagoner “pitched outstanding baseball” through five innings, giving up only four hits and two earned runs to a very talented offensive team. Wagoner struck out five and walked three.
Michael Tague pitched in relief and suffered the loss, despite not allowing an earned run.
Busald led the offense with a pair of doubles and three RBIs. Michael St. John and Chase Hamilton both had two hits. Nick Sprinkle had the other Lion hit. Frank Sammons reached base three times and stole two bases.
In the junior varsity contest, the Pirates posted a 12-7 victory. Andrew Rice had four walks, three stolen bases and scored two runs and on the mound, Rice pitched two innings of relief allowing no hits and striking out four. Satchel Kuhn added two hits and two RBIs. Will Hogsett and Elijah Miller both drove in two runs.
Contact: Aaron Kirchoff at 765-932-2222, ext. 114