Arcanum baseball bounces back with big win over Tri-Village


By Drew Terhall

ARCANUM — The Arcanum baseball team bounced back from a three-game losing streak over the weekend with a 12-2 win over Tri-Village at home on April 9.

Arcanum head coach Randy Baker said freshman Lucas Miller pitched well and the team played great defense behind him.

“Miller pitched a great game. Hit his spots really well, kept the ball down and stayed on top of the hitters. We played really good defense behind him. You have those two components in a game, you got a really good shot at winning,” Baker said. “Early on, we put the ball in play. They made some mistakes and we capitalized on them.”

Sophomore Regan Christ drove in a run for Arcanum in the first inning on a RBI single. Then the flood gates started to open in the second inning.

Sophomore Derek Longstreth drove in two runs to start the scoring run. Christ drove in his second run of the game on a double. Sophomore Kolton Quigney walked to drive in a run and made it a 7-0 game.

Arcanum was then held scoreless for the next three innings. Tri-Village was able to get outs and gave themselves a chance to get back into the game.

Baker said the team hit a lull in the middle of the game and credited the Tri-Village pitchers for hitting their spots and slowing them down.

In the fifth inning, junior Trey Homan scored on a wild pitch to give Tri-Village their first run of the game. In the sixth inning, Sophomore Noah Finkbine drove in a run on a sacrifice flyout to make it a 7-2 game.

Then Arcanum strung together five runs in the bottom of the sixth inning to get the run-rule win.

Sophomore Bryce Kramer singled in a run to make it 8-2. Senior Caleb Burke doubled in a run. Freshman Luke Stephens drove in a run off a hit. Junior Cohen Protzman walked to drive in a run. Senior Dakota Kendig hit into a fielders choice to score the walk-off run.

Miller pitched five innings and had eight strikeouts. Stephens pitched the last inning and got a strikeout.

For Tri-Village, freshman Lucas Brown pitched 3.1 innings and allowed no hits and struck out four.

It was a great game for Arcanum to learn from while still coming away with a win. They are now 4-5 on the season with a 2-1 WOAC record. Baker said it was good for the team to bounce back and get this win. They will have some good competition ahead of them.

“We lost three in a row there. We needed a bounce back win. We got Preble Shawnee tomorrow which will be good opponent for us to face,” Baker said.

The Preble Shawnee game will be at home on April 10 at 5 p.m. They will then head to Russia on April 12 for a 5 p.m. first pitch.

Tri-Village is now 3-3 with a 0-1 WOAC record. They will play at Ansonia on April 11 and at Emmanuel Christian on April 12. Both games are set for a 5 p.m. first pitch.

Contact Daily Advocate sports editor Drew Terhall at [email protected]

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