The freshman boys took the field Wednesday to play a double header at Riverview (2 5 inning games). In the opener the Warrior’s pitching staff struggled with control issuing a total of 5 walks in just four innings of work. The Warriors did have an opportunity to take the lead in the first but had two runs wiped away on a runner’s interference call. The boys were lead offensively by Robbie Ballard who had a single and double in the game. Riverview would score two in the second and third innings plus another three in the fourth to win the game 7-1.
The Warriors looked like a completely different team in the second game as they went on to route Riverview by a score of 18-2. The Warriors batted around in the second, fourth, and fifth inning. Nine different players would be credited with at least one run scored. The boys showed a great deal of plate discipline as they earned an astonishing 18 walks in five innings of play. Although there were many offensive contributors players like Ian Sikina and John Smith stood out with both recording two singles in the game as well as Robbie Ballard who drew four walks. Tristan Millsaps pitched four innings racking up four strikeouts before giving way to Connor Thimmes who pitched a 1-2-3 bottom of the fifth to close out the game. The Warriors defense also provided a great deal of support for their pitchers having committed just one error in the game. The Warriors still have four games remaining on the week and will travel to Wyandotte tomorrow (Thursday) evening to play a double header at the friendly confines of Pulasky Park. The Freshman boys are now 2-4 on the season but have won two of their last three games.