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Too Much Hutch

Mon, 14 Apr 2014 14:16:27 CDT
“Too Much Hutch”

The Carlinville Cavaliers dropped a close one last Friday evening to the Greenville Comets by a final score of 4-1. Dalton Jamieson got the loss for the Cavies after allowing four runs on six hits over six innings pitched. While Jamieson struck out six and only walked one, he did hit four batters over the course of the game. The bottom of the fourth inning cost Carlinville the contest after Greenville plated three runs in the inning; immediately after the Cavies had tied the game in the top half of the inning.

Comet pitcher Tyler Hutchinson turned out to be too much for the Cavies to handle as “Little Hutch” allowed only one unearned run while striking out four and walking no one over seven innings pitched. He also drove in two runs in the bottom of the fourth inning to put the game out of reach.

Greenville got things started when centerfielder Jacob Hall hit a one-out double in the bottom of the second inning, and came around to score two batters later on an error on Cavalier first baseman Joeb Easterday. Carlinville was able to tie the game in the top of the fourth inning when shortstop Eric Pingolt doubled and catcher Bryce Despain singled to lead off the inning. Leftfielder Jeffrey Hart managed to advance both runners with a sacrifice fly to left field. After a Joeb Easterday strikeout, Ben Rogers hit a sharp ground ball that that gave Comet second baseman Craig Faulkner trouble. It would have been a tough play to make, but the play was ruled an error and Carlinville tied the game at one a piece.

After the Cavaliers were retired, the Comets put together a one-out rally in their half of the inning. Brett Mueller kicked things off when he got his lone single of the ballgame. After Brady Fletcher was hit by a pitch, Faulkner singled home Mueller for the go-ahead run. With two outs and runners on second and third, Tyler Hutchinson clinched the game with a two-RBI single. Jamieson then loaded the bases before striking out Ryan Hutchinson to end the Greenville threat.

During his final two innings, Dalton Jamieson allowed only one baserunner while striking out three. Unfortunately for Carlinville, Tyler Hutchinson was just as good, if not better as he also allowed only one baserunner and struck out two during his final three innings.

Carlinville fell to 5-4 on the season and 1-1 in South Central Conference play while Greenville improved to 9-2 and 1-0. Thanks for reading!

-David Jenkins

 

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