The St. Catharine College Baseball squad started their annual Fall Talent Show Series in dramatic fashion Monday, needing eight innings to score in a pitching dominated game. Team Davis picked up the victory, outlasting Team Ched 2-0, to take a one game lead.
In a game dominated by the guys on the bump, Ryan Rizzi (Lansing, IL) pitched 7.1 innings to pick up the win. He allowed 3 hits and struck out 4 in 85 pitches. Tony Krohman (Florence, KY) earned the save, coaxing a bases loaded double play to end the game. Timothy Reed (Tucson, AZ) tossed 7+ innings, allowing a unearned run, on 4 hits. He tallied 4 punchouts. Chase Dial (Shelbyville, TN) picked up the loss in relief in his 1 inning of work.
Team Davis scored 2 runs in the top of the 8th when Tyler Mischel (St. Louis, MO) singled to left. An error allowed Matt Dillman (LaGrange, KY) to reach first and set up a Joel Cooper (Windsor, ON) sac bunt. With runners at 2nd and 3rd, RaShawn White (Louisville, KY) safety squeezed and another error allowed pinch runner Joe Joe Simms (Springfield, KY) to score the first run. Juan Moriel (San Diego, CA) follwed with an RBI single for the final run.
In the bottom half, Team Ched loaded the bases with one out when Andrew Garcia (Las Vegas, NV) walked, Eric Standafer (Shelbyville, KY) singled and Seth Dunn (Elizabethtown, KY) reached on four balls. Joey Andrada (Visalia, CA) hit what appeared to be a sac fly to right, which would have cut the score in half, but a throw to first doubled off Dunn for the final out.
Game two is Tuesday at 3:00. The losing team will put on a talent show for the student body in November.
Senior Tim Reed
Senior Juan Moriel applies tag on freshman Marcus Brown