Greensburg Daily News, Greensburg, IN

April 23, 2013

Pirates notch first EIAC win

Nick Gonnella
Greensburg Daily News

Greensburg — The Greensburg varsity baseball team clinched its first conference win Monday with a 11-1 win over visiting South Dearborn in run-ruled fashion.

The Pirates improve to 7-1 overall and 1-1 in the Eastern Indiana Athletic Conference.

“It was good to get a win and get a conference comeback,” said head coach Scott Holdsworth of rebounding from the East Central loss. “We did what we were supposed to do tonight.”

Senior Tyler Burcham started the action at leadoff, taking a hit-by-pitch. Junior Collin Rigney singled, and junior Macy Holdsworth singled in Burcham. Rigney then scored on a wild pitch. Senior Kyle Moeller scored Holdsworth with a single to make it 3-0.

In the second, Rigney hit a fielder’s choice to score junior Tom Lawrence. Senior Austin Schultz wasted no time getting in two more runs, hitting a triple to drive in Rigney and Holdsworth.

Later, Burcham singled in Lawrence and sophomore Josiah Buell scored on an error.

Holdsworth and Schultz each doubled in the fourth inning, scoring Holdsworth.

Lawrence ripped a deep double in the fifth inning, and Burcham doubled to the fence to score Lawrence with the 11-1 clincher.

Schultz led Greensburg with three runs batted in. Rigney and Burcham each drove in two runs, while Holdsworth and Moeller had an RBI apiece.

Senior Luke Kane pitched all five innings, striking out four batters and allowing just two hits.

“Our approach at the plate was better,” said Holdsworth. “Luke did a nice job.”

The game at Franklin County that was called off earlier this month has been rescheduled for Wednesday, May 1.

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