Arcanum baseball claims WOAC title in shutout win over Newton

By Drew Terhall

ARCANUM — The Arcanum Trojans baseball group claimed the outright WOAC title with a 10-0 win over Newton at residence on Might 9. The 2 packages shared the title final season, however the Trojans win it this yr with a 10-1 convention document. Arcanum is now residence to the baseball and softball WOAC champions.

Head coach Randy Baker stated after shedding the convention recreation at Tri-Village early within the season, the group has been rolling. They’re 14-1 since that loss.

“Good win for us in opposition to a top quality program. The fellows labored laborious. We misplaced within the league earlier within the season they usually responded since then. We’re taking part in actually good baseball proper now, very happy with these guys,” Baker stated.

Within the first two innings, each groups didn’t get a lot going on the plate. Arcanum had a baserunner within the first inning whereas Newton did get a few runners on, however couldn’t drive any residence.

Then within the backside of the third, Arcanum had runners on first and second with no outs. Junior Dakota Kendig dropped a bunt down the third bottom line. Forcing the left handed pitcher to make a troublesome play to first, the throw was huge and went down the proper area line. Two runs scored to provide the Trojans a 2-0 lead.

A wild pitch scored one other run to make it a 3-0 lead. Seniors Carson Tegtmeyer and Aiden Psczulkoski every had a RBI hit. Senior Caden Thompson and freshman Regan Christ every had a sacrifice flyout to drive in a run. The flyout capped off a seven-run third inning for Arcanum. The group had bases loaded three separate occasions within the inning.

Baker stated as soon as they a number of runs on the board, he felt good. However the group simply stored on rolling from there.

“That obtained us rolling there. After that, we put the ball in play and we had a few sacrifices that inning, sacrifice flys, to attain runs which was big,” Baker stated. “I stated within the dugout three runs would win this recreation. Each of our pitchers have been working. Once we obtained the three, I felt fairly good about it at that time,”

The group scored three extra runs within the fourth. Senior Bryson Sharp scored on a double steal try to go up 8-0. Christ drove in two extra runs to make it a 10-0 recreation.

Then with Christ on the mound, Newton went down in an effort to give Arcanum the run rule win and the WOAC title all to themselves.

Baker stated Christ did an excellent job on the mound even with having visitors on the bottom pads within the first 4 innings. It additionally helps to have an excellent protection behind him.

“Regan did a heck of a job. With the protection we obtained behind him, we’re strong,” Baker stated.

Christ completed with six strikeouts whereas permitting three hits within the recreation with the shutout. He had three RBI on the plate.

The group will subsequent host Coldwater on Might 11 at 5 p.m. after which finish the common season with a street journey to Fort Restoration on Might 13 at 12:30 p.m.

Contact Every day Advocate sports activities editor Drew Terhall at [email protected]

Originally posted 2023-05-10 13:05:02.