Courtesy, Coach Barry Koeneke
In Hallsville Thursday April 15
The Indians got very good pitching performances from starter Ben Boyle and later from Andrew Orscheln………and the offense put the bat on the ball throughout the game………..but the defense created such a hole to start the game that Fatima took a 3-0 lead and really never looked back knocking down Hallsville, 8-1. A misplayed flyball followed by three infield errors gave the Comets a 1st inning jump. Fatima scored two more in the 3rd and three in the 4th inning before the Indians even got on the board.
Boyle pitched 4 innings absorbing the loss allowing eight hits, two walks, while fanning two. Five of the eight runs he game up were earned. Orscheln had his best outing of the season with five strikeouts in three innings and allowing a lone single, one walk, and no runs.
Despite striking out only three times, the Indian offense couldn’t find enough holes in the Comets defense. Tyger Cobb reached base three times on two hits and hit-by-pitch and Ayden Lampkins went two-for-three with the only RBI. But all other bat-to-ball moments were handled without flaws by Fatima.
Aaron Orscheln throws out a Fatima runner at first.
Five more errors and several mental lapses in the JV contest led to the 13-2 drubbing of the Indians. Hallsville had only one hit, an RBI single in the 1st inning by Riley Barnes.
Both Varsity and JV teams are in action today at Harrisburg at 5pm, a makeup/reschedule date from a March rainout.
And on Saturday (if Mother Nature is willing?) Hallsville hosts the JV Classic, Not a tournament, each team will play 2 games with the Indians playing at 9am and again at 3pm. Other teams involved are Fulton, Blair Oaks, and Boonville.
April 6 Varsity: HALLSVILLE…….7
FUNdamentals keyed the Indians yesterday in a visit to the California Pintos. Hallsville had serious FUN breaking a 7th inning 4-4 tie with three runs to capture a Tri-County Conference win, 7-4. Ayden Lampkins led off the final frame with a single followed by another base hit from Tyger Cobb. A strikeout and and an infield groundout that moved the runners to 2nd and 3rd put the Indians in scoring position with Hallsville’s best hitter, AJ Austene, coming to the plate. But the Pintos had seen Austene already rap out three hits in three at-bats; they had a different strategy. An intentional walk to Austene meant Jack March would come to the plate with bases loaded. And Jackie produced! March lined a pitch into rightcenter that scored both Lampkins and Cobb. And when the relay throw got away, Austene scored also.
Hallsville needed three outs and got them on two fly balls and a groundout to gain their third victory against one loss.
Austene pitched the final three innings allowing only one hit to pick up the win.
In the nightcap, Hallsville JV scored often in a 3-inning mercy-rule win, 12-2. Kolton Garner blasted and ran for an INSIDE-THE-PARK HOMERUN! Garner and Colton Nichols each scored three runs in the game.