Lancers’ offense quiet in loss to Knights
WINONA LAKE, Ind. – Despite tallying the same number of hits, Grace’s baseball team was handled by Marian 10-3 on Tuesday in a single nine-inning game.
Both the Lancers (13-23, 9-15 Crossroads League) and the Knights amassed 12 hits in the game. But Marian was efficient with a six-run inning to pull away.
Overall, Grace left 12 baserunners stranded against the Knights (23-17, 15-9 CL).
The game started evenly with the score 3-3 after four innings. Marian put three runs on the scoreboard in the top of the first, and Grace quickly tied the score.
Houston Haney had an RBI single in the bottom of the first, and Xavier Harris drove in two runs with a single in the second inning.
But in the top of the fifth, the game shifted to Marian for good. The Knights plated six runs, five of which came with two outs, to claim a commanding 9-3 edge.
Although Grace consistently reached base, the Lancers were unable to cross home plate after the second inning. Grace most notably came up empty on a bases-loaded situation in the eighth inning.
Jaron Mullett hit 3 for 4 with two runs from the leadoff position, and Jacob Sapp was 3 for 4 with a double.
Harris drove in two runs, and Ethan Brooks was 1 for 4 with a run scored.
Scottie Clark was strong as a relief pitcher, allowing one run over three innings pitched, and Ike Peterson tossed a clean inning in relief.
The Lancers end the Crossroads League season this weekend at home with a three-game series against Goshen. Friday’s single game is scheduled to start at 4 p.m. with the doubleheader on Saturday at 1 p.m.