The Cavalier Baseball Team split on the week falling to Manchester 7-5 and beating Midlothian 4-3.
Against Manchester the Cavaliers tied the game up in the 6th, but in the end Manchester pulled out the 7-5 victory on Tuesday. The game was tied at four with Manchester batting in the top of the eighth when Ryan Storts induced Justin Hall to hit into a fielder’s choice, scoring the decisive run .
Manchester took an early lead in the first inning. Manchester scored one run when Scooter Ray singled with one out in the first inning.
The Cavaliers knotted the game up at four in the bottom of the sixth inning. Ethan Badin got on base on a dropped third strike, Khie Simms singled up the middle, and Coppage trippled scoring Badin and Simms. Bailey Burcume then grounded out, scoring Coppedge.
Ryan Bergenhagan earned the win for Manchester. He threw seven and a third innings, giving up four runs, five hits, striking out 13, and walking zero. Shane Murawski recorded the last two outs to earn the save for Manchester. Ryan Storts took the loss for the Cavaliers.
On Wednesday against Midlothian, the Cavaliers took the lead for good in the seventh inning to capture a back-and-forth game from Midlothian by a 4-3 score on Thursday. Back to back to back doubles to start the top of the seventh set the table for a 3 run half for the Cavs.
Cole Driscoll started the game for the Cavaliers. He threw five innings, giving up two runs, two hits, and striking out three. Boettner started the game for Midlothian. He pitched six innings, surrendering two runs, six hits, and striking out two.
Ethan Badin earned the win for the Cavaliers. He tossed two innings, allowing one run, zero hits, and striking out two. Eric Piccuci took the loss for Midlothian. He threw one inning, allowing two runs, three hits, striking out one, and walking zero.