April 26, 2018 Castlewood—The Spartans got by the Blue Devils 13 to 0 in Thursday’s 5-inning contest at Castlewood. Cole Harness powered the Eastside attack with a double, a homerun, and two runs driven in. Logan Porter collected two hits, scored three runs, and reached base four times. Drew Richards also had a pair of hits and scored two runs. Richards got the win for the Spartans striking out 7 in his 3-innings of work. Gunnar Jessee picked up the only base hit for the Blue Devils. Nathan Hughes took the loss for Castlewood.
The Spartans started quickly getting 4 runs across in the first inning. Adam Ketron led off the game getting a base on balls. Logan Porter’s single scored Ketron. Cole Harness knocked in Porter with a double to right center field. Dakota Moore’s base hit scored Harness. Moore would come around to score on a double by Peyton Pope.
With the score 6 to 0 beginning the third inning, Eastside’s Peyton Pope drew a walk and Nick Livingston singled. Colyn Sturgill reached base on an error that allowed Pope to score. With two outs in the inning a Drew Richards base hit pushed in 2 more runs for Eastside. Cole Harness backed that up with a two-run home run. The Spartans tacked on another run, on 4 consecutive bases on balls, making their lead 13 to 0.
Eastside scored 13 runs on 9 hits and did not make an error. Castlewood was held to 1 base hit and committed 2 errors.