Parkland Finishes Off the Hawks for Sweep on the Day

April 21st, 2018

Game 2:

 

Three Cobra hurlers limited the Hawks to just two runs on three hits and Parkland once again used the home run to earn the win.  PC got on the board in the 2nd as Wisz and Max Downs walked and Paulsen followed with an RBI single. Two more runs would score via an error by the Hawks shortstop. Trystin Raikes made it 4-0 in the 3rd as he hit is 8thround tripper of the year.  Heartland threatened to get right back in the game in the 4thas they quickly loaded the bases with nobody out.  A long double off the left field wall made it 4-2 and left the tying runs on 2nd and 3rd with still no outs.  The next play may have turned the whole game around as the Hawks hit a fly ball to medium left field which appeared to be deep enough to chase home another Heartland run. However, PC alertly appealed that the runner left early, and the home plate umpired agreed, as he called the runner out and PC was able to wiggle out of the inning with no more runs scoring.

 

PC would add salt to the Hawks wound as they quickly got those two runs back in the bottom of the frame as Joyce doubled and Connor Aube crushed his 4th home run of the season to make it 6-2. Both teams would threaten to score over the final three innings but could not plate any more runs. Jack Lambert worked four solid innings to pick up the win and improve to (3-0).  Ty McCulloch worked a perfect 5th and 6th innings not allowing a hit while striking out three. Tom Cheshareck was called on to close things out and after the first two hitters reached on an error and a walk, he settled down to retire the next three hitters to preserve the win.

 

HCC 000 200 0    2  3  1

PC    031 200 X    6  6  2

W-Lambert (3-0)

HR-Aube (PC) Raikes (PC)

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