(April 4th, 2015) – MONTPELIER: Unlike the first game between the two non-conference foes on the afternoon, offense ruled the day in game two of a double header between Montpelier and Edgerton. This time, however, it was the Green Meadows Conference that got the better of their hosts from the North Western Ohio Athletic League hosts.
The Locos fell to the Bulldogs 7-3 in the contest.
Edgerton drew first blood, scoring a run in the game’s opening inning. Montpelier couldn’t answer in the bottom half of the first, leaving the Bulldog boys free to rack up 2 more runs in the top of the second. In the bottom of that inning, Montpelier scored a run of their own, giving their defense the momentum to hold their guests scoreless in the third. With another 2 runs brought in by the Locomotives in the bottom of the inning, tying the game at 3-3, it looked as though the two squads were destined for another tight finish.
That’s not what happened, though. Edgerton responded to to the Montpelier surge by adding another pair of runs to their total in the top of the fourth. Refusing to allow anymore Locomotive runners to cross home plate, the Bulldogs added 1 run in both the fifth and seventh innings. This put the boys of Montpelier in a 4 run deficit, out of which they couldn’t climb.
Three pitchers saw action for the Locos. Andrew Luke started the contest, pitching for 4 innings before being relieved. During that time, he gave up 5 runs off of 7 hits. Jared Shoup took to the mound in the fifth, facing 6 batters to retire the side. He walked 3, and gave up a run, but also didn’t allow a hit and struck out a batter as well. Gunnar Matson was called upon to finish the game, pitching for its last two innings. The junior saw 1 run scored on him, as he allowed 1 hit and struck out a batter.
Colin Rockey had a solid game from the plate. The sophomore went 2 for 2 in the batter’s box, hitting a pair of singles. Caleb Haines batted .500, capitalizing on 1 of his 2 attempts with a bat in his hand. He earned a single. Seniors Cody Caudill and Hunter McKelvey each earned a single as well.