With a team comprised of mostly underclassmen, Edinburgh started the baseball season on a strong note as it defeated Indianapolis Howe 11-1 in five innings Tuesday night.
Despite only two hits in the entire game, the Lancers took advantage of the seven Howe fielding errors.
“We played a clean game out in the field, despite a couple of miscues,” Edinburgh coach Cole Zook said. Overall, I was pleased with how these guys played very well tonight.”
It was a scoreless game until the bottom of the second inning when Edinburgh (1-0) got the first run on the scoreboard. The bottom of the third inning, however, was when the game broke wide open as the Lancers scored seven runs in the inning led by a double from Kinser Bryant and a RBI single from Zach Smiley.
“We stayed patient at the plate and took advantage of their fielding miscues,” Zook said of the third inning. “We stole some bases tonight, but at other times in the game, we did not get a good jump on the pitcher, and that is something we’ll work on.”
Edinburgh junior Kevin Johnson recorded 10 strikeouts to only one walk and zero earned runs.
Edinburgh’s Doug Scrogham was hit on the jaw by a pitch in the bottom of the second inning. He did, however, stay in the game until the start of the fifth inning, when Zook decided to pull him from the game once the Lancers managed to take the huge lead.