Greensburg Daily News, Greensburg, IN

April 18, 2013

Pirates beat host Lions 9-4

Nick Gonnella
Greensburg Daily News

Rushville — The Greensburg varsity baseball team defeated host Rushville 9-4 Wednesday afternoon, improving to 5-0 on the season.

The Pirates took advantage of four Rushville errors and out-hit the Lions 12-9 in an early-inning outburst.

Greensburg junior Collin Rigney started and pitched four innings, while senior Riley Billieu pitched three innings in relief. Rigney tallied four strikeouts in his outing.

The Pirates scored four runs in the top of the first inning before Rushville responded with two in the bottom of the frame. Senior Tyler Burcham started the action with a leadoff triple, and scored on an error. Later in the inning, junior Andy Meadows hit a 3-run home run that scored junior Macy Holdsworth and senior Austin Schultz.

Greensburg put up three more in the second inning, making it 7-2. The Lions scored two in the third, but it was not enough. The visitors scored two more in the fourth inning to cap the scoring.

Schultz added a home run, while Holdsworth drove in two runs.

Greensburg next travels to East Central for a conference matchup, the first of the season. First pitch is set for 5 p.m.

Contact Nick Gonnella at (812) 663-3111, x7003.