Early lead for Everest seals fate for Post 46
By Jared Schmeltzer
Merrill watched the game slip out if their hands, falling behind 5-0 early, as Everest held on for the 8-4 win on Tuesday night. Everest scored five runs in the first three innings, while Post 46 struggled to get runners in scoring position. Merrill would get on the board in the fourth inning, however it was too late, as Everest matched each run Merrill scored.
With Merrill already trailing 5-0, Post 46 struck for two runs in the fourth inning. Jake Bailey and Casey Hoffman reached base safely to start the inning. Later, an error on the Everest second baseman allowed Bailey to score from second base. A defensive indifference with two outs allowed Hoffman to score from third base, cutting the Everest lead to three runs. Two runs for Everest in the bottom of the fourth, followed by another run in the sixth, gave the Evergreens a commanding 8-2 lead.
In the seventh inning Merrill would attempt to comeback, however fall short, only scoring two runs. With one runner on base, Ty Bailey hit a triple to right field, scoring the runner from first. A passed ball then allowed Bailey to score Merrill’s final run of the game.
Jayden Sus started on the mound for Merrill, pitching five innings. Sus allowed seven runs (three earned runs) on 11 hits, while striking out four and walking one. Vinnie Galella then stepped in for the final inning, allowing one run on one hit, while striking out three and walking two.
Post 46 is now 1-3 on the year, and will host Marshfield on Thursday night at Athletic park, with first pitch at 7 p.m.