Varsity Baseball · Five RBI Day For Ethan Ford Spells Out Victory For Eastern (Pekin) Over Austin


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Ethan Ford drove in five on three hits to lead Eastern (Pekin) past Austin 19-1 on Saturday. Ford drove in runs on a home run in the third and a single in the fourth.
Eastern (Pekin) opened up scoring in the first inning, when Cauy Motsinger singled on a 3-2 count, scoring one run.
Eastern (Pekin) put up eight runs in the fourth inning. Ford, Brant Farris, Snyder Pennington, Yancey Edlin, Adam Stewart, and Dawson Gilstrap all moved runners across the plate with RBIs in the inning.
Ryan Adamson got the win for Eastern (Pekin) . The righthander lasted three and two-thirds innings, allowing one hit and one run while striking out ten. Conner Gonzalez threw one and one-third innings in relief out of the bullpen. Gonzalez recorded the last four outs to earn the save for Eastern (Pekin) .
Furnish took the loss for Austin. The hurler went two and a third innings, allowing nine runs on six hits and striking out one.
Eastern (Pekin) socked two home runs on the day. Ford had a dinger in the third inning. Motsinger went for the long ball in the third inning.
Eastern (Pekin) had 13 hits in the game. Ford, Pennington, Motsinger, and Stewart each managed multiple hits for Eastern (Pekin) . Ford led Eastern (Pekin) with three hits in three at bats. Eastern (Pekin) didn’t commit a single error in the field. Edlin had the most chances in the field with 11.
Hanner went 1-for-3 at the plate to lead Austin in hits.