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The Maroon Knights posted a victory. The Maroon Knights collected three of their eight hits in the first inning, pushing across all the runs they needed in the process, with the big blow and two-run Michael Toepfer triple, as Central thwarted numerous scoring opportunities by the Tigers to post a hard-fought road victory, in the process giving first-year Coach Jason Rowe his initial victory.
While no one could have possibly known it at the time, everything came down to that big first inning. Senior Jordan Waterhouse got things started with a lead-off single before Nick Tsoras was hit by a pitch putting runners on first and second. Toepfer then ripped the first pitch he saw from starting, and losing, pitcher Mason VanNest into the right-center field gap for a two-run triple. Wheeling Central starter Ben Foster got into plenty of jams in his five innings of work but got big outs in big situations along the way to eventually earn the win.
The Tigers, who lost for just the second time in 12 outings, also had runners at second and third with one out in the second but failed to score and second and third with nobody out and eventually the bases loaded with two down and failed to push across a run in the third. Shadyside did dent the scoreboard in the fifth when senior Jordan Joseph led off the frame with a base hit and stole second before Francis worked a walk on a pitch. It all came down to execution and throwing strikes, and the right pitches at the right time.
We have some ground to make up in the OVAC standing with the late start, but one of those first four spots is our goal.
While the Knights scored the only three runs they needed in the first they also squandered chances, leaving runners in scoring position in the third, fourth and fifth innings. VanNest and Corey Beckett, who fanned five in the final two innings of work, combined for 11 strikeouts and just one walk for the Tigers.
Hitting has been a struggle for us and our scores have shown that. And we really do have some pretty good hitters.
Central was able to get a couple of timely hits early Wednesdaybut overall, both of our pitchers did very well. We have three very good starters and they are up there for a reason, but we have to do a better job at the plate.
Foster did a good job keeping us off balance and their reliever Tsoras did a good job as well. Shadyside stranded eight runners in the contest, including seven in scoring position, while the Maroon Knights left seven, four in scoring position. I'm interested in please check all that apply Daily Newsletter Breaking News. Subscribe Today.Wheeling weekend looking for tops
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