Wildcats shut-out Kearney

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Zac Husman, second base, at the plate against Kearney High School, May 1.

Nick Walsh, sports writer

After coming off a devastating conference loss, and losing their last three games the Varsity Baseball team went head to head with Kearney, May 1.

“It was probably our best game of the season,” Mr. James Daffron, head coach said. “We hit well, we pitched well and didn’t make one error.”

The Wildcats offense came out swinging, leading off with Austin DesRosch, short stop, hitting a single to left field, followed up by a sacrifice bunt from Bo Highfill, first base, putting DesRoche on second with Andrew Colin, left field, at the plate.

“We started off really strong,” Hayden Zadrozinski, center field, said. “We came out hitting very well which was something we kept going the whole game.”

With a single to right field Colin was able to bring in DesRosch, giving the team a 1-0 lead.

Following multiple errors resulting in a run scored by Colin,  Zac Husman, second base was able to drive in two runs, pushing the Wildcats to a 4-0 lead over Kearney.

The Wildcats continued to pad their lead through out the rest of the game with big at-bats from DesRosch, Husman, Blake Clynes, pitcher.

On defense, it was the pitching job of Nate Witherspoon and the Wildcats’ defense who shut down Kearney’s offense all game; inhibiting them to bring in any runs.

“Nate did a great job of delivering his pitches and pin pointing their position in the strike zone,” Husman said. “It complimented our explosive offense, and were able to secure the win.”

The wildcats defeated Kearney by mercy rule as they scored 10 unanswered runs within the first five innings.

“On defense we made great plays both in the infield and the outfield,” Husman said. “On offense we did a great job of getting on base, which led to an all around great game.”

The Wildcats did not however find on the road against Seckman yesterday, May 5 and wound up losing 5-1.

” Aside from Bo Highfill’s pitching we played the exact opposite as we did on Friday,” Coach Daffron, said, “As a team you have bad games and when you make five errors in a game, you’re not going to win.”

Varsity will look ahead to their final two games against Marquette Mustangs, and rival Lafayette Lancers, Thursday, May 7 and Saturday, May 9.

“We’re looking to come out strong with lots of intensity against two very good teams,” Colin said. “We need to get hot going into districts.”

The remainder of the varsity baseball season schedule can be viewed on the EHS-hub, Sports Center.