WESTFIELD - The Westfield baseball team struggled in the first game of the doubleheader against Zionsville Friday at Grand Park, falling to the Eagles 10-4.
The Rocks would rebound in the night cap to notch their first win the season 6-5.
In the opener, Westfield scored three runs late in the game, but it was too little too late. Zionsville pounded Westfield starting pitcher Brian Skelton to the tune of 7 runs off of seven hits in the first four innings. The Rocks never fully recovered.
At the plate, Westfield finished with four runs off of seven hits. Sophomore Zach Collins and junior Sam Eaton led the way for the Rocks at the plate. Collins went 2-for-4 including a triple and scored a run. Eaton went 2-for-3 and also scored a run.
The Rocks rebounded in the second game, taking extra innings to edge the Eagles.
After getting off to a slow start in the afternoon game, Westfield came out firing in the night cap scoring three runs in the bottom of the first inning. The Rocks led 4-1 after four innings but were outscored 4-1 by the Eagles in final three forcing extra innings.
Westfield pitcher Matthew Meyer blanked Zionsville in the top of the eighth, and Rocks knocked in the winning run in the bottom of the inning.
Junior Logan McClurg started the game on the mound and recorded with win for Westfield pitching three innings, striking out one and allowing no runs.
After pitching in the early game, senior Brian Skelton led the Rocks at the plate in the late game going 3-for-5, scoring three runs and recording one RBI. Zach Collins again had multiple hits going 2-for-4 including one RBI.
Westfield, now 1-3, next plays at Mount Vernon 6 p.m. on April 11.