The "Juice" (Julian Jimenez), runs down an Andale player caught in between 1st and 2nd bases in GAME #1
The Varsity Crusader Baseball Team begin the season with a win and a loss. The Andale Indians were visiting on Thursday afternoon, under cloudy skies (most of the time), cool and windy conditions, but no rain!
In Game #1, Wellington jumped out on the Indians 3-0 after 2, and hung onto the margin until the 5th inning. Andale crossed home plate 4 times to take a 1 run lead into the bottom of the inning. The Crusaders responed with 3 more of their own, to regain their lead, now by just 2 runs. The Indians had two more at-bats to remedy their situation but came up short, scoring only 1 in the top of the 7th and final inning, losing to the Crusaders in the opener. The Indians "out-hit" the Crusaders 9-4 but also "out-errored" them 5-3. Great start for the team in red!
Arlis Troutman (0-0) pitched for 4.2 innings, giving up 8 hits and 4 runs and 2 SO. Cade Fairbanks (1-0), came in, in relief for 1.2 innings, giving up 1 H, 1R and 1 SO. Gage Cunningham relieved Fairbanks for the final 2 outs of the game.
H=HIT / SO=STRIKEOUT / RBI=RUNS BATTED IN / R=RUNS SCORED / BB=WALK
Grey Hatfield - 1/4 H, 2 R, 1 SO
DeAndre Washington - 0/2 H, 1 BB, 2 SO
Arlis Troutman - 2/3 H, 2 RBI, 1R
Jack Nuss - 0/2 H, 1 SO
Julian Jimenez - 0/2 H, 1 RBI, 1 R
Logan Jones - 0/2 H, 1 SO
Matthew Rinehart - 1/3 H
Gage Cunningham - 0/2 H, 1 RBI, 1 BB
Michael Ledbetter - 0/3 H, 3 SO
In Game #2, Andale turned the tables early on, leading 2-1 after 1. Both squads remained scoreless for the next 4 innings. In the 6th, both added a run, leaving Andale up 1. Then the 7th and final inning arrived and the flood gates opened for the visiting Indians. In the top of the 7th, Andale crossed the plate 11 times and won the nightcap 14-2. Andale had 7 hits total, Wellington 4. "Error honors" went to the Crusaders this game with 5, Andale had 3.
DeAndre Washington (0-1) was on the mound for the first 6.1 innings, allowing 3 H, 4 R (2 ER), walked 4 and struck out 2. Aaron Schoemann, Gage Cunningham and Braiden Buresh all came in the 7th in relief, giving up 4 hits, 10 runs.
Grey Hatfield - 0/4 H, 1 SO
DeAndre Washington - 0/3 H, 1 R, 1 BB, 2 SO
Arlis Troutman - 2/4 H, 1 RBI, 1 SO
Jack Nuss - 0/1 H, 1 SO
Silas Popplewell - 1/2 H, 1 R, 1 BB
Julian Jimenez - 1/3 H, 2 SO
Matthew Rinehart - 0/2 H
Gage Cunningham - 0/2 H, 1 RBI, 1 BB, 1 SO
Trey Cary - 0/2 H, 2 SO
Logan Jones - 0/1 H
Michael Ledbetter - 0/3 H 2 SO
Next up for the 1-1 Varsity Crusaders / @ Wichita Collegiate THU APR 5th (3:30PM)