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Wildcats Drop League Road Game

posted Apr 23, 2018, 5:28 PM by Steve Barr
4/23/18 -
Varsity
Woodmore   0 3 0  0 0 0  0 - 3  8  5
Lake     1 0 0  0 0 0  3 - 4  9  1
Wildcat errors played a key role in both innings Lake scored as the Wildcats dropped a tough Northern Buckeye Conference road game.  Lake scored in the opening inning to take a 1-0 lead on an error with two outs and successive singles.  Woodmore would score all of its runs in the second frame as senior Kevin Paul singled with one out, sophomore Tyler Babka walked, junior Taityn Rollins doubled to scored Paul, senior Ian Cook followed with a single to score Babka, and with two outs senior Mitchell Miller singled in Rollins.  A walk loaded the bases, but a line out to the shortstop ended the threat for the Wildcats.  Woodmore held that 3-1 lead until Lake scored three times in its last at-bat.  Lake opened the inning with an infield single, but the next two batters hit into fielder's choices and there was two outs with a runner on first.  An error put runners on second and third.  Lake then singled to score two runs and tie the game.  The next batter doubled to score the winning run.  Senior Derrick Berkel went the distance on the mound striking out seven while not allowing an earned run.  Eight different players had one hit for the Wildcats.  Berkel had a double at the plate.  Woodmore left 10 runners stranded in the game.

Junior Varsity
Lake     1 0 2  4 0 1  2  - 10  5  1
Woodmore   0 0 2  0 0 0  0 - 2  2  6
The Wildcats managed just two hits against a pair of Lake pitchers, but yielded only five hits themselves - but were undone by six errors.  Lake built a 3-0 lead when Woodmore scored its only two runs of the game in the bottom of the third to make it 3-2.  Freshman Zane Lopez opened the inning by reaching on an error and advanced to second.  Lopez advanced to third on a failed pickoff attempt and  freshman Zach Hunt walked.  Hunt stole second and with one out freshman Mike Brzeczek singled to left field to drive home both runners.  Woodmore was retired in order in the first, fourth, fifth, and seventh innings.  Freshman Hunter Allen had the other Woodmore hit.  Brzeczek started and pitched 3.1 innings allowing two hits and two earned runs with four strikeouts, but six walks.  Freshman DJ Melter then pitched three innings allowing two hits and no earned runs with two strikeouts.  Hunt came on in the seventh and retired the last two batters.  
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