The Greensburg varsity baseball team faced a Class 4A team for a double-header and a ranked conference opponent on the road Tuesday night.
Despite big performances from seniors Macy Holdsworth and Andy Meadows, the top-ranked Pirates fell in both games of Saturday’s double-header. The visiting Bull Dogs defeated Greensburg 20-10 and 5-4.
Greensburg this week climbed to the top spot in a tie with Andrean atop the Indiana High School Baseball Coaches Association rankings.
In its most recent outing, Greensburg fell to Batesville 7-0 in seven innings. Junior Bryan Hoeing, a Louisville commit, struck out 11 Pirates in a four-hitter.
The Bulldogs quieted a Pirate crew that had scored 30 runs in the double-header. Greensburg’s four hits were a double by Andy Meadows and singles by junior Josiah Buell, senior Bryce Bennett and senior Collin Rigney.
Greensburg’s four errors spoiled one of the best outings of Rigney’s career. He allowed just one earned run and struck out eight batters without walking any.
The Pirates brought heavy lumber against Columbus North Saturday. After a double by senior Collin Rigney, Holdsworth made it 2-0 with a home run in the first inning of the 5-4, 10-inning loss. The Pirates led until the fourth inning when Columbus North tied it at 2 in the fifth. Greensburg retook the lead with Holdsworth striking again, scoring Rigney on a double to make it 3-2 in the fifth.
The Bull Dogs took a 4-3 lead with two runs in the next two innings, but Holdsworth once again stepped up for the Pirates. His solo home run in the bottom of the seventh forced extra innings. Neither team dented the plate until the 10th inning, when Columbus North unfortunately plated the winning run.
Holdsworth went 3-for-5 with two home runs, a double and four runs batted in. Senior Tom Lawrence also went 3-for-5, while Rigney added a double and a single with two runs. Josiah Buell chipped in a sacrifice, while Rigney added a steal.