Greenville falls behind early, loses to Xenia at Wright State

By Drew Terhall

DAYTON — The Inexperienced Wave baseball crew took on MVL rivals Xenia at Nischwitz Stadium on the campus of Wright State College within the Reds Futures Excessive College Showcase on April 19. They may not get the win as they fell 7-4.

Xenia took benefit of Greenville’s errors within the second inning and jumped out to a 5-0 lead early. Head coach Adam Eberwein stated the teaching employees has been preaching taking part in clear baseball since February, however the crew has been struggling defensively the previous couple of video games with errors.

The quantity of errors have been took a lot to beat for Greenville not too long ago.

“That’s simply not in baseball, that’s in each single sport that’s on the market. The crew that makes the least quantity of errors, they’re going to win extra occasions than not. Sadly right here for us for the previous 4 or 5 video games, we’ve not performed clear baseball,” Eberwein stated.

After the second inning, Greenville began to make much less errors and began to make some higher defensive performs. They had been in a position to grasp round as soon as the protection stepped up.

The bats for Greenville did battle, however they had been nonetheless in a position to get some offense going within the second half of the sport. Eberwein stated the crew did benefit from a wild pitcher and put the ball in play in opposition to him.

Within the high of the fifth inning, Greenville managed to get bases loaded with no outs after a couple of walks and after a runner was protected at first on a floor ball that was dominated an error.

Seniors Hunter Fannin and Avery Ernst stayed calm on the plate and walked in a run. After the highest of fifth, it was a 5-2 ballgame. Eberwein stated whereas they had been in a position to get some runs throughout, he would have appreciated to see his crew scratch extra throughout.

“In that place, we’ve bought to be extra aggressive on the plate than what we’ve been. That’s while you bought to get your bats alive in that place. We didn’t swing the bat the best way we must always have in these well timed situations,” Eberwein stated.

Xenia responded with a run within the fifth to make it 6-2. However Greenville began to generate extra offense within the sixth. Senior Ricky Heidrich had a RBI and junior Bryce Blumenstock drove in a run on a sacrifice groundout to make it a 6-4 sport.

Heidrich additionally was the pitcher for Greenville and went all six innings. He had three strikeouts and allowed seven hits. Regardless of some hassle early on, he attacked hitters all sport lengthy and helped Greenville keep near Xenia on the scoreboard.

“Ricky Heidrich pitched a heck of a sport. Went the gap and put ourselves in the absolute best place to have the ability to get a win,” Eberwein stated.

Xenia tacked on yet one more run within the sixth earlier than closing the door on Greenville within the seventh. Greenville completed with one hit within the sport.

Eberwein stated whereas the crew performed higher within the second half of the sport, they must be extra constant all the best way round.

The crew did take a step in the direction of enhancing from their final 4 video games, however there’s nonetheless extra work to be carried out.

Greenville is now 5-6 (5-4) and can journey to Dixie on April 21 for a non-conference sport at 5 p.m.

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