Saturday, May 7, 2016
Eastern High School (Pekin)
EASTERN WINS 4th CONSECUTIVE BASEBALL COUTNY TOURNAMENT
Eastern Musketeers Varsity tops Salem in back-and-forth affair, 5-4 win giving Eastern their 4th consecutive county championship.
After five lead changes in Saturday’s game at Eastern, Eastern Musketeers Varsity finally pulled out a 5-4 win over Salem.
Eastern Musketeers Varsity pulled out the win thanks to a strong eighth inning. A walk by Ridge Hall scored Jacob Stewart and gave Eastern Musketeers Varsity the lead for good.
Hayden Woolsey racked up four RBIs on three hits for Eastern Musketeers Varsity. He singled in the third and fifth innings and doubled in the seventh inning.
Payton Miller got the win for Eastern Musketeers Varsity. He allowed four runs over eight innings. Miller struck out five, walked three and gave up eight hits.
Buch took the loss for Salem. He lasted just seven innings, walked two, struck out six, and allowed five runs.
The top of the first saw Salem take an early lead, 1-0. Haendiges singled to ignite Salem’s offense. Kalb singled, plating Buch.
Salem got one-run rallies in the fifth inning and the seventh. In the fifth, Salem scored on an RBI single by Bowers, scoring Haendiges.
It didn’t take long for Eastern Musketeers Varsity to answer as it scored two runs of its own in the seventh. Eastern Musketeers Varsity scored on a two-run double by Woolsey.