The Varsity Baseball team traveled to North Montgomery to face the Chargers as well as the Clinton Central Bulldogs in a double header Saturday morning.
The Stars stayed in it until the end, but North Montgomery pulled away late in an 8-5 victory on Saturday. The game was tied at five with North Montgomery batting in the bottom of the sixth when Jacob Braun drew a walk, scoring one run.
North Montgomery fired up the offense in the first inning. Seth Johnson drove in one when he singled.
The Stars scored four runs in the fifth inning. The big inning was thanks to a walk by Josh Benson, a single by Peyton Young, and a double by Brett Wethington.
Jacob Verduin was the winning pitcher for North Montgomery. He surrendered one run on two hits over one and one-third innings. Kade Kobel and Jakob Kirsch entered the game out of the bullpen and helped to close out the game in relief. Kobel recorded the last three outs to earn the save for North Montgomery.
Tyler Brunty took the loss for Stars. He went five and two-thirds innings, allowing eight runs on ten hits and striking out eight.
Kai Warren started the game for North Montgomery. He surrendered one run on one hit over four innings, striking out two and walking zero
The Stars scattered six hits in the game. Wethington, Young, and Evan Hine all collected multiple hits for Stars. Hine, Young, and Wethington each collected two hits to lead the Stars.
The Stars would play Clinton Central in the second game. The Stars watched the game slip away early and couldn’t recover in a 7-0 loss to Clinton Central on Saturday. Clinton Central took the lead on a single in the first inning.
The Stars struggled to put runs on the board and had a tough time defensively containing Clinton Central, giving up seven runs.
Clinton Central got things moving in the first inning. Dane Crenshaw drove in one when he singled.
One bright spot for Stars was a single by Peyton Young in the sixth inning.
Jacob Holton was credited with the victory for Clinton Central. He surrendered zero runs on one hit over seven innings, striking out 16.
Hayden Woodroff took the loss for Stars. He went seven innings, allowing seven runs on 11 hits, striking out six and walking one.
Young led Stars with one hit in three at bats.
The Stars will be back in action today as they travel to Danville to play the Warriors starting at 6 pm.