Greencastle-Antrim 13, Trinity 8: The Blue Devils survived a 5-run top of the first inning to rally and defeat the Shamrocks in a non-league game in Greencastle on Saturday.
Greencastle (5-1) got the game tied, then posted five runs in the bottom of the sixth inning to take the margin of victory over Trinity (5-4).
“Getting down 5-0 made this a good character win,” G-A coach Eric Shaner said. “Neither of our pitchers were as sharp as usual, and they got by on guts. They just competed.”
Connor Rohm pitched the first four innings and allowed four earned runs, and Jace Szaflarski (3-0) hurled the last three and gave up two earned runs.
But the Greencastle bats responded, scoring two in the bottom of the first, then five more in the second, and run in the fifth and the big sixth inning.
In the sixth, Ethan Ford led off with a base hit and Darren Kline bunted him to second. A fielder’s choice that enabled Szaflarski to reach base, moved Ford to third and Briggs Remenick singled him home for a 9-8 lead. After a wild pitch moved the runners up a base, Shaun Eby delivered a two-run double to centerfield. Carter Reid then hit a liner into left for a base hit to drive in Eby and he scooted to third on an error. Rohm then singled to right to bring in Reid.
“The bats bailed us out today … we were slugging,” Shaner said.
Reid was 3-for-5 with a double, triple and 3 RBIs; Eby had 2 hits with a double and scored 3 times; Ford and Kline each had 2 hits and of Remenick’s 2 hits, one was triple. Kline also banged a double.