Tuesday, April 24, 2018

Baseball blasts Bobcats

Last Thursday, the Oran High School baseball team ended its two-game losing streak with a 25-1 five-inning shellacking of conference and district foe Delta.

Oran scored in each of the five frames.  They put up two in the first, nine in the second, seven in the third, four in the fourth and three in the fifth.  Delta scored their lone tally in the fifth.

Fr. Ty Johnson picked up his first
spring varsity win against Delta
Ty Johnson got the start on the mound and picked up his first spring varsity victory.  He went two innings and gave up one hit. He struck out four and did not walk a batter.  Kole Simms tossed two scoreless and hitless innings.  He walked three and struck out three.  Drew Reischman took the mound in the fifth.  It was his first appearance in quite some time as he had been dealing with a sore arm.  He gave up an unearned run on two hits.  He struck out one.

At the plate, Reischman was 3-3 with a double and three runs driven in.  Layne Johnson was 2-4 with four RBI.

Todd Priggel, Clay Sauceda, Cole Priggel and Jacob Shoemaker each drove in two runs.

Coach Joe Bickings said, " It was a game I felt like we needed to get some confidence in our players.  We came out and swung the bats and were being aggressive at the plate.  That's the team I want to see every game when we are at bat.  There were a few balls that we hit very hard that got caught up in the 15-20 plus mph wind that if the wind had not been blowing straight in could have a chance to go over the fence."

"We were also able to get some kids on the mound that haven't thrown at the varsity level that much this year. I thought Ty, Kole, and Drew all threw well and threw strikes and that's what we need.  It was really good to see Drew finally throw for the first time in about a month.  He's a kid that we have relied on the last 2 years to be a pitcher for us and will need him on the mound later in the year."

With the win, the Eagles improved to 7-5 overall and 3-1 in Scott-Miss play.

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