The Oran High School baseball team jumped out to an early lead and cruised to a 13-2 5-inning road victory at Charleston yesterday.
Drew Reischman reached on a wild pitch third strike to start the game. Clay Sauceda followed with a single. Cole Priggel drove in two with his base hit and then scored on Denver Elfrink's RBI single and the score was 3-0.
Four more scored in the second as Drew Mitchem singled, Reischman hit the first of his 2 triples, Layne Johnson singled, Sauceda doubled and Priggel reached an infield error that allowed Sauceda to score.
It was 10-0 after the Eagles batted in the third. Austin Eftink singled as did Mitchem. Jacob Shoemaker hit into a fielder's choice, forcing Mitchem at second. Reischman hit his second triple to drive in two and then he scored on Sauceda's base hit.
Charleston put up a single tally in the bottom of the third on a one-out walk, a double and a sacrifice fly.
Oran got a 10 run lead back in their half of the fourth, using a walk, a wild pitch and a run-scoring single from Mitchem.
But once again, the Blue Jays cut the lead to single digits in their half and once again it was a walk that came around to score, this time on a double.
The Eagles would expand the lead to 11 in the top of the fifth, as they used 3 singles to start the frame. Reischman and Johnson both crossed on Sauceda's fourth hit of the day.
The bottom of the fifth saw a one-out single, but the next batter swung at and missed strike three. Thinking the pitch was dropped he started running for an occupied first base, the runner at first thought he should head to second, but Sauceda threw to Reischman for a strike 'em out, throw 'em out double play.
Oran used 3 pitchers in the game. Sauceda got his first start of the season and picked up his first win to go along with a save. He tossed 2 2/3 innings allowing 1 run, earned, on 1 hit. He walked 2 and struck out 5. Todd Priggel threw an inning. He too allowed one earned run on 1 hit and gave up a walk. Cole Priggel pitched the final inning and a third, giving up 1 hit and striking out 1.
Sauceda was 4-4 with 4 RBIs with a double. Reischman was 3-4, had the two triples and drove in 3. Mitchem was 3-4 with a run driven in and Johnson was 2-4 and also drove in one. Cole Priggel drove in 2.
The Eagles improved to 9-2 on the season and are scheduled to play Jackson at Jackson on Saturday at noon.