By Drew Terhall
ANSONIA — The Ansonia baseball workforce wasted no time getting on the board in opposition to Fairlawn within the Southwest Division IV sectional event recreation on Could 15. The Tigers scored eight runs within the opening body at residence en path to their 12-0 victory.
Head coach Dustin Hecht stated when his workforce begins gradual, they let the opposing workforce achieve confidence and steal video games away from them. After beginning gradual in opposition to Fairlawn earlier within the season, the workforce got here out swinging.
“We struggled with them early once we performed them throughout the season after which we picked it up late. However we knew coming into at this time, we needed to begin quick. If we might get issues rolling quick, we knew good issues had been going to occur for us,” Hecht stated.
Sophomore Asher Shives began the inning with a stroll and bought himself to 3rd base after a steal and an error. Junior Nick Burns drove him in for the sport’s first run.
Junior Keegen Weiss then drove in a run. With two runners on, senior Gabe Zumbrun drove each runners to go up 4-0. Junior Landyn Bowman then added on with a RBI.
After forcing a change at pitcher, senior Nathan Armock drove in a run. Shives, on the plate once more, drove in two extra runs to go up 8-0 after the primary.
Hecht stated throughout their gradual begins, they wrestle once they’re watching pitches. The workforce was swinging at something they remotely preferred throughout the first inning.
“When assault early, good issues occur. After we get on base, we get issues shifting and good issues are going to occur for us,” Hecht stated.
The Tigers scored 4 extra runs within the third inning. Junior Treavor Hemmerich helped drive in two extra runs to go up 10-0. Hemmerich then scored on an error. Bowman then had a RBI double to place Ansonia up 12-0.
Three completely different pitchers helped Ansonia restrict Fairlawn to 2 hits within the shutout. Bowman began the sport and had 4 strikeouts in three innings. Burns pitched an inning after which Weiss closed out the sport.
Hecht stated this was Weiss comeback to pitching as this was his first look on the mound this season. He additionally stated it was good to see Weiss again on the market. Weiss had two strikeouts in his lone inning pitched.
With it being event time now, Hecht did be cautious with the pitch rely. He stated he pulled Bowman out due to his pitch rely and wished to verify he had as many out there arms as attainable.
“Pitch rely got here into play with the primary one. We might have let him go, however with what’s developing, event, we wished to verify we maintain guys wholesome. Arms are able to go, throughout it doesn’t matter what,” Hecht stated.
Ansonia will resume their event run on Could 17 with a highway recreation at Russia. The sport is about for a 5 p.m. first pitch.
Contact Each day Advocate sports activities editor Drew Terhall at [email protected]