HUBER HEIGHTS — Everything came up roses Monday for visiting Chaminade-Julienne, but nothing went right for the Wayne baseball team. The Eagles pummeled the Warriors for a 14-2 victory.
In a five-inning mercy rule contest, the Eagles scored in four of the five innings, dominating the Warriors in every phase of the game. Playing errorless ball, the Eagles tallied nine hits, including two extra base hits. The Warriors, meanwhile, tallied just three hits and committed three errors.
Wayne southpaw Riley Brown faced 10 batters in the first inning, walking four and giving up two hits as the Eagles jumped to a quick 4-0 lead.
Eagle southpaw Daniel Claybaugh was touched for hits by James Harness and Riley Brown as the home team tallied two runs in the bottom of the first. That was Wayne’s last hurrah, however, as Claybaugh coasted through the next four innings.
The Eagles built a 7-2 lead with three runs in the second and blew the non-league game wide open with a six-spot in the third. The visitors added a solo run in the top of the fifth, giving the team a 14-2 bulge.
The three Wayne relief pitchers included Nick Miller, Logan Pelfrey and Lane Riley.
“The players have to realize they’ve got to bring their A-game to the ballpark every time they take the field,” said Wayne Coach Joe Yount, whose team fell to 2-1 for the young season. “Hopefully, we’ll learn from this game.”
Wayne hosts GWOC Central powerhouse Beavercreek on Monday. The likely pitching matchup will be James Harness for Wayne and Jackson Teeters for Beavercreek, the two aces for the respective teams.
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