Edmonson Voice Sports
After starting the season with two double headers against highly tauted Ohio County ( a true freshmen team) the EC Freshman Wildcats (composed entirely of 7th and 8th graders) got their first two wins of the season on Tuesday night vs the Butler County Bears. The games against Ohio County resulted in losses of 13-0 and 4-1 at Wildcat Field, and 11-0 and 8-5 at Ohio County.
In game one vs. Butler County on Tuesday night at Wildcat field, the Wildcats scored first in the bottom of the second inning when EC pitcher Nick Clemmons doubled over the center fielder’s head. After stealing third and a passed ball, Clemmons scored to make it 1-0 in favor of the Wildcats. In the top of the 4th, the Bears posted two runs on two singles and two walks; however, in the bottom of the 4th, EC tied things up when Gavin Rose led off the inning with a double. Sacrifices by Tucker Dockery and Dylan Lindsey drove Rose to the plate.
Butler County went three up--three down in the top of the 5th. In the bottom of the same inning, Clay Walden reached first base on a single, stole second base, took third on a passed ball, and then lead-off hitter Gabe Lindsey drove him in with a single to end the game. Nick Clemmons went the distance on the mound to secure the victory. He struck out six Bear hitters in the Wildcat win.
In the second game, the Bears scored 2 in the top of the first with a hit and a couple of walks against Wildcat pitcher Gabe Lindsey. From there, Lindsey took command of the Bear hitters and wouldn't give up any more runs for the remainder of the night. In the bottom of the first, Gabe Lindsey sought revenge by leading off the inning with his 4th hit of the night (including game one totals). The Butler Co. pitcher then walked 3 in a row to walk in the first run. Gavin Rose then sacrificed to gain the second Wildcat run of the inning.
The score remained 2-2 until the bottom of the third when Jacob Vincent hit a single and Nick Clemmons followed that up with a walk. Gavin Rose again sacrificed to score Vincent and Clemmons stole home for the second run of the inning.
The Wildcats added three more runs in the bottom of the 4th when Ethan Goad, Gabe Lindsey, and Luke Lindsey went back-to-back-to-back singles. After three consecutive walks by Bears pitching, the score was 7-2 in favor of the Wildcats. Lindsey shut down the Bears in the top of the fifth to seal the victory while notching three strikeouts in the win.