|Baseball Team Splits Games|
|Written by Gary Gregory|
|Wednesday, 24 April 2013 00:00|
After dropping a 2-0 league game to Tecumseh, the Tippecanoe baseball squad took their frustration the very next day on Ben Logan, 17-0.
The Red Devils dropped to 12-2 overall and dropped to 5-1 in the Central Buckeye Conference after the loss to the Arrows.
Murphy's Law was apparent in the home game against the Arrows. Limited to three hits, the Red Devils committed a season-high six errors.
"We played really sloppy defense," said Coach Bruce Cahill.
Two throwing errors led to Tecumseh's two runs.
In the bottom of the first inning, Tippecanoe had an opportunity to score the game's first run. However, Austin Hadden was out at home when he tried to score on a wild pitch.
Tecumseh's single runs in the third and fifth inning were all it took for Arrow pitcher Alex High to settle down and notch his second win of the year.
Opportunity did not knock again for the Red Devils as High kept the Tipp batters silent and runners few and far between.
Red Devil senior Steven Calhoun deserved a better fate. He pitched six innings of four-hit baseball and fanned 11 batters. However, he suffered his first loss of the season and stands at 3-1 for the season.
Bouncing back big time the next day, Tippecanoe laced 14 hits in a 17-0 mercy rule defeat on host Ben Logan in a cross-over game.
In the five-inning game, the Red Devils tallied three runs in the first and third inning for a 6-0 lead.
A five-spot in the fourth and a six-spot in the fifth capped the 17-0 lead and the end of the game.
Austin Hadden, Carter Langdon, B. J. Donathan and Zack Blair each had two hits. Ben Hughes tripled and Zach Robbins doubled. Hadden had four RBIs and Langdon had three.
Southpaw Cole Quillen improved to 3-1 for the season and lowered his ERA to 1.15.
NOTES: Third baseman Ben Hughes leads the team with a .561 batting average, 12 stolen bases and 18 runs scored. As a pitcher, he is 3-0 with a 0.69 ERA and 27 strikeouts.
Designated hitter Carter Langdon has three home runs and five doubles. B. J. Donathan has one home run. Left fielder
Austin Clack has a triple and a 1-0 pitching mark after a recent 4-0 shutout victory over Miamisburg. First baseman Zach Robbins has connected on a home run and four doubles this season.