Tri-Village baseball drops playoff recreation to Catholic Central

By Drew Terhall

NEW MADISON — The one seeded Tri-Village baseball workforce had their season ended within the Southwest Division IV sectional with an 8-4 loss to the seventh seeded Springfield Catholic Central.

The Patriots had been capable of make contact all recreation lengthy, however couldn’t get something to drop their manner. Head coach Josh Davies mentioned the workforce obtained out to a very good begin however couldn’t proceed the momentum, similar to the second half of their season.

“That is type of like our second half this 12 months. We began off scorching after which within the second half, we had a couple of wins right here and there, however it simply felt like we by no means obtained again into the whole stream,” Davies mentioned.

The Patriots struck first within the backside of the primary inning. Senior CJ Osborne obtained on base and was trying to steal third. The throw went previous the third baseman and Osborne was capable of get to residence safely to take a 1-0 lead.

The Irish tied it up within the second after a wild pitch. However within the backside of the second, Tri-Village obtained runners in scoring place and capitalized. Freshman Noah Finkbine drove in a run on a sacrifice flyout to regain the lead, 2-1.

Catholic Central took management of the sport within the third. A RBI double tied the sport up, 2-2. After a couple of misplays from the Tri-Village protection, the Irish took a 3-2 lead. Nonetheless, the protection did make a pleasant play to forestall one other run to attain with a throw to residence plate to get the runner out.

With bases loaded, Catholic Central drew two walks to attain two runs and took a 5-2 lead.

The Patriots had been capable of get runners on after the Irish took the lead, however couldn’t shut the hole. The momentum from the third inning carried over for the subsequent few innings. The Catholic Central protection stored making performs to carry off Tri-Village.

Within the fourth, the Patriots had runners on first and third with one out. The Irish obtained a double play to finish the inning when the third baseman caught a linedrive and tagged the runner out at third.

Catholic Central added on two extra runs within the sixth to go up 7-2. Within the backside of the identical inning, Tri-Village chipped away on the deficit. Senior Logan Name scored on a wild pitch. With two outs, Finkbine drove in one other run with a RBI hit.

However within the seventh, the Irish scored an insurance coverage run and held robust after the Patriots had runners in scoring place within the backside of the inning.

Senior Jace Lipps pitched 2.2 innings and had 5 strikeouts. Osborne pitched 4.1 innings and had 5 strikeouts as effectively.

Davies mentioned the seniors have finished so much for this program earlier than and throughout the season. The six seniors leaving all made an influence throughout their time with this system.

“They’ve all the time given full effort and all the time been to offseason issues. They devoted a lot time to us. Simply nice younger males and we’re going to overlook them,” Davies mentioned.

Tri-Village finishes the 2023 season with a 11-9 report and a 7-4 convention report. That tied them for third within the WOAC standings. Whereas the workforce is dropping some key gamers for subsequent season, Davies mentioned it’s the youthful gamers time to indicate what they will do.

“The underclassmen, it’s their time to step up and work within the offseason,” Davies mentioned.

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

Originally posted 2023-05-18 12:47:21.