Shamrocks lose one and tie one versus Fowler
On Monday, May 10th the Portland St. Patrick Shamrocks travelled to Fowler to play the league rival Eagles. The Shamrocks couldn't get their bats working, and fell the to the Eagles 4-3 in the first game, and tied the game 5-5 in the second game.
In the first game, Shane Cook started the game and pitched 4 1/3 innings. He gave up 8 hits, had 0 walks, struck out 2 and had 2 earned runs. Connor Cross relieved him and struck out 2 and gave up no hits and no walks.
The Shamrocks started out well, scoring 1 in the second and 2 in the fourth and taking a 3-0 lead into the 5th inning. A few hits and some untimely errors led to a 4 run inning for the Eagles and they held on for the win.
Offensive leaders for the Shamrocks in the first game were Evan Schrauben and Braxton Teachworth who both went 1 for 3. Shane Cook had the other hit, going 1 for 4. There were no walks allowed by either team.
In the second game, Evan Schrauben took the mound. He pitched 4 innings, giving up 4 hits, walking 3 and striking out 6. Connor Cross pitched the next 3 innings, giving up 1 hit, 2 walks and 2 strikeouts. 8th Grader Braden Simon came in for the extra inning and didn't allow any hits.
The Shamrocks came out and scored 2 runs in the first, before Fowler recovered those 2 runs in the 3rd. St. Patricks took the lead in the 4th with a 2 run inning, before the Eagles put up 3 and took the lead in the 5th. A timely run in the 6th by the Shamrocks tied it up. The game came to an abrupt end, when the referees just decided they didn't want to ref anymore, walking off the field with 25 minutes of sunlight left.
Offensive leaders were Connor Cross who went 3 for 4 with 1 walk and had 3 stolen bases, Shane Cook who went 2 for 4 with 2 RBI's. Chase Fitzsimmons, Evan Schrauben, Austin Fleischer, Lucas Simon and Alex Fedewa also had hits. St. Patricks left 11 runners on base.
Photo by Lindsey Bos.