(June 11th, 2015) – WEST UNITY: Avenging a loss from earlier in the evening, the Locomotives of Montpelier controlled a majority of their second contest against Hilltop in a double header. Not only that, but they were able to do so in convincing fashion, as well.
The Locos defeated Hilltop 10-1.
Montpelier found their way onto the scoreboard first, taking an early 1-0 lead in the top of the fourth inning. Hilltop was quick to answer, tying the game up in the bottom half of the inning.
That’s when the Locomotives took over.
The top of the second saw Montpelier rack up 6 runs. Caught off-guard, the Cadets were unable to mount a response. Taking full advantage, the Locos expanded upon their lead with a 3 run effort in the top of the third. With neither side producing a run for the remainder of the contest, the 9 run advantage stood for the Locomotive boys.
Remington Beck assumed the victory for the Locos, pitching the entire game from the mound. He allowed no earned runs from just 2 hits. Beck also struck out 3 Cadet batters, walking 1 more.
Cole Haynes began things on the mound for Hilltop, pitching for 2 innings. A rising senior, Haynes gave up 5 earned runs from 3 hits, while striking out 2 batters and walking 7. Andrew Denton came in to relieve him, remaining on the mound until the game’s conclusion. He allowed 1 earned run off of 3 hits in the loss.
Wyatt Gulick went 1 for 2 at the plate for Montpelier, hitting for a 2 RBI double. Playing the role of sacrificial lamb was Colin Rockey, who earned 2 RBIs without procuring a hit. Andrew Luke connected on an RBI single as well.
Ben Routher had only a single plate appearance in the contest for Hilltop, but he made the most of it. He hit for a single to earn 1 of the Cadets 2 hits on the game.