Boys Varsity Baseball · Stars struggle against Sheridan

Stars lost the lead late in a 4-3 defeat to Sheridan on Saturday.  The game was tied at three with Sheridan batting in the top of the seventh when an error scored one run for Sheridan.
In the bottom of the sixth inning, the Stars tied things up at three when Tyler Brunty doubled on a 2-0 count, scoring one run.
Stars put up three runs in the sixth inning.  Stars put the pressure on, led by a single by Adam Konz, a groundout by Brett Wethington, and a double by Brunty.
Nolan Buckner was the winning pitcher for Sheridan. He went six innings, allowing three runs on four hits and striking out 11.  Jake O’Hara threw one inning in relief out of the bullpen.
Adam Pratt took the loss for Stars. He lasted seven innings, allowing eight hits and four runs while striking out three and walking one.
Peyton Young, Konz, Brunty, Wethington, and Jake Jones each managed one hit to lead Stars.
Sheridan collected eight hits.  Sean Speck, Kyle Archer, and Steve Smith each racked up multiple hits for Sheridan.  Sheridan stole nine bases during the game as three players stole more than one. Smith led the way with three.  Sheridan didn’t commit a single error in the field. Jake Vita had  12 chances in the field, the most on the team.
Stars watched the game slip away early and couldn’t recover in a 13-2 loss to Sheridan on Saturday.  Sheridan scored on a groundout by Sean Speck, a groundout by Nolan Buckner, and a walk by Caine Spencer in the first inning.
The Stars struggled to put runs on the board and had a tough time defensively containing Sheridan, giving up 13 runs.
Sheridan got on the board in the first inning when Speck grounded out, scoring one run.
Sheridan scored four runs in the third inning.  Sheridan’s big inning was driven by doubles by Cameron Hovey and Jake Vita and a single by Jake O’Hara.
Speck earned the win for Sheridan. He lasted three innings, allowing two hits and one run while striking out five and walking one.  Reese Fisher threw two innings in relief out of the bullpen.
Jake Jones took the loss for Stars. He allowed zero hits and four runs over one inning.
Stars racked up five hits in the game.  Adam Konz and Josh Benson each racked up multiple hits for Stars.  Benson and Konz each managed two hits to lead Stars.
Sheridan collected ten hits on the day.  Hovey and O’Hara all collected multiple hits for Sheridan.  Hovey led Sheridan with two stolen bases, as they ran wild on the base paths with eight stolen bases.