SENIOR BASEBALL NIGHT. The Arthur Lovington Atwood Hammond Knights three senior baseball players and their parents were recognized for their contributions to the program prior to the game on Monday, May 9. Pictured are Casey Benedict, son of Jerod and Christy Benedict; Quentin Day, son of Jennifer and J.W. Day; and Daylon Stutzman, son of Damen and David Stutzman. The Knights hosted the Tri-County Titans and were defeated 6-2. The regular season ended last week and regional’s started this week.
By Brad McGill
The Arthur Lovington Atwood Hammond baseball team went 0-3 last week.
The Knights watched the game slip away early and couldn’t recover in a 6-2 loss to Tri-County Titans Varsity on Monday. Tri-County Titans Varsity took the lead on a home run in the first inning.
Tri-County Titans Varsity got on the board in the first inning when Greg Reese hit a solo homer.
Tri-County Titans Varsity scored three runs in the fifth inning. Justin Robertson and Carson Logan each had RBIs in the frame.
Jack Armstrong was the winning pitcher for Tri-County Titans Varsity. The ace lasted five innings, allowing two hits and zero runs while striking out 13 and walking one. Gaige Cox threw two innings in relief out of the bullpen.
Quentin Day took the loss for the Knights. Day lasted six innings, allowing four hits and five runs while striking out five and walking zero.
Tri-County Titans Varsity smacked two home runs on the day. Armstrong had a dinger in the seventh inning. Reese had a homer in the first inning.
Braden Kauffman led the Knights with two hits in three at bats. The Knights tore up the base paths, as four players stole at least two bases. Day led the way with two.
It came down to the last play, but the Knights were on the wrong end of a 6-5 defeat to Sullivan Varsity Redskins on Tuesday. The game was tied at five with Sullivan Varsity Redskins batting in the bottom of the seventh when Cody Crowe singled on a 0-1 count, scoring one run.
Sullivan Varsity Redskins got on the board in the second inning when Tristan Ruppert singled on a 0-1 count, scoring one run.
The Knights evened things up at five in the top of the fifth inning when Braden Kauffman singled on a 1-1 count, scoring one run.
The Knights tallied four runs in the third inning. The offensive onslaught by the Knights was led by Clay Seal and Kauffman, who each had RBIs in the inning.
Jackson Matheson was the winning pitcher for Sullivan Varsity Redskins. The pitcher allowed zero hits and zero runs over two innings, striking out two and walking zero. Ogle and Adan Mills entered the game out of the bullpen and helped to close out the game in relief.
Seal took the loss for the Knights. Seal surrendered four runs on six hits over three innings, striking out five.
Crowe started the game for Sullivan Varsity Redskins. Crowe lasted three innings, allowing three hits and four runs while striking out seven
Quentin Day went 2-for-4 at the plate to lead the Knights in hits.
Sullivan Varsity Redskins had 11 hits in the game. Jake Stewart, Bryce Boyle, and Mills all managed multiple hits for Sullivan Varsity Redskins.