4/8/2017 6:59:00 PM Huskies go down on final play against Anderson
The Times photo by Bob Cross
Hamilton Heights’ catcher Gabe Reel catches the force out at home to keep Anderson from scoring. The Huskies lost to the Indians 3-2 Friday, giving up the winning run on a walk-off single in the bottom of the seventh inning.
ANDERSON - A walk-off left the Huskies on the wrong end of a 3-2 defeat to Anderson on Friday.
The game was tied at two with Anderson batting in the bottom of the seventh when Bailey Hunt singled off of Reese Wills, driving in one run.
The pitching was strong on both sides. Anderson pitchers struck out six, while Huskies sat down seven.
Heights captured the lead in the second inning. Kolan LeMaster drove in a run when he walked with the bases loaded.
After Heights scored one run in the top of the fifth, Anderson answered with one of its own.
The Huskies scored when Dylan Barron go Reese Wills to hit into a fielder's choice, but one run scored. Anderson then answered when Chandler Bucci singled off of Cole Meyer, driving in one run.
Jacob Morris earned the win for Anderson. He threw one inning, surrendering zero runs, one hit, and walking one.
Wills took the loss for Huskies. He tossed one-third of an inning, allowing one run, two hits, and striking out one. Isaac Peterson started the game for Heights. He tossed four innings, giving up zero runs, two hits, striking out four, and walking one.
"Isaac Peterson pitched really well for us in his varsity debut. He was very efficient but on a tight pitch count," said Coach Matt Wallace.
Barron started the game for Anderson. He pitched six innings, giving up two runs, six hits, and striking out six.
Wills and Kolan LeMaster each drove in one run to lead the Huskies. Anderson was sure-handed in the field and didn't commit a single error.
"Tonight, was about missed opportunities. We left bases loaded once and left runners in scoring position three other innings. When we hit the ball hard it was right at people we had a couple tough breaks where the ball didn't bounce our way," Wallace said.
The Huskies look to rebound tomorrow heading to Scottsburg for their invitational at 12:30. First game is against Jennings County.