Varsity baseball shuts out Southern Trojans


Ava Blair

The team huddles after the game.

Ava Blair

On Monday, the Crimsons beat the Southern Trojans 8-0.

Manual batted first in the first inning, where they scored a run. Southern was not able to answer, putting the score at 1-0 at the end of the first inning.

In the second inning, the Crimsons scored another run off a double by Owen Walker (#21, 2B), while the Trojans scored none. 

Jackson Brown (#12, C) hit a double to start the third inning and was replaced by courtesy runner Losha Hunt (#9, CR). Hunt was able to make it home off a double by Zach Morris (#31, 1B). Southern did not score at all and the score was 3-0 at the end of the third inning. 

The Crimsons exploded in the fourth inning, as Walker opened with a single and made it home on a triple by James Cameron (#19, CF). Cameron was then able to secure home base and score off a single by Austyn Peak (#3, 3B). Nicholas Ballard (#1, RF) hit a double, which allowed Peak to make it home and score. 

The fourth inning ended at a score of 6-0, as Southern was not able to reciprocate. The fifth and sixth innings were dull, with neither team scoring over the course of both. 

Britton Newman (#22, C) hit deep into the outfield which allowed him to get a double. He was then replaced by Shane Arnold (#6, CR). 

Morris then hit a double, sending Arnold home and making the score 7-0. Walker hit another single, allowing for the Crimsons to score again.

These runs went unanswered by the Trojans and the game came to a close after Morris made a sliding catch.

“I thought we did enough to get it done and it was a good team effort. We had a lot of guys contribute today,” Head Coach Ryan Blackwell said.

The Crimsons are now 20-6 and play again Thursday at 5 pm, against Central.