By: Connor Canfield
York Township- The Warriors were looking to tie a tourniquet on a losing skid going into Tuesday’s matchup with Buckeye. The skid will continue at least a couple more days as the Warriors fell to the Bucks 5-0. Despite what the score may say, it wasn’t like the Warriors didn’t have opportunities. They just could not execute with runners in scoring position.
Sean McNamara made his second start of the year and it went way better than his first one, only allowing three runs, with two of them earned. The Warriors would go down in order at the top of the first. A Warrior error early in the bottom half would come back to haunt them as the Bucks would get two runs on a double to make it 2-0.
Jack Burke would lead off the second with a single and Timmy Hollander would get on base with a walk but three straight strikeouts by Buckeye pitcher Collin Wright would get them out of the inning. McNamara would pitch a scoreless second to keep it 2-0.
Despite a late walk by Ben Leslie late in the top half of the third, the Warriors would go scoreless once again. A two-out double in the bottom half would plate another run for the Bucks making it 3-0.
Timmy Hollander would draw a walk with one out in the top of the fourth and would proceed to steal two bases but the Warriors would strand him at third. McNamara would toss another scoreless inning, as catcher Tyler Danburg would gun a base stealer out at second to wrap up the third out.
It was another scoreless inning for the Warriors as they went down in order. McNamara would do a great job of working out of trouble in the fifth as he ended his inning with his third strikeout, stranding two Bucks on base.
Ben Leslie would rip a double into the gap but the combination of a little hesitation as he rounded second and a nice relay would nail him at third. The Warriors would get another base runner in Jack Burke with two outs as his ground ball took a nasty hop on the Bucks third baseman but they couldn’t cash him. The Bucks would add two more on the combination of two Warrior pitchers to make it 5-0.
Enrique Lopez would destroy a double to the fence but the Warriors once again couldn’t execute with runners in scoring position and would go down in order to end the game. Despite the score, they continued to fight to the end but just couldn’t execute.
The Warriors dropped their fourth straight to move to 1-4 (0-3 GLC). They get a day of rest and will host the Bucks Thursday at Bohlken. The win for the Bucks pushes them to 3-2 (2-0 GLC). They will look to pick up another win against Fairview Thursday.
Sean McNamara 5.0 IP 4 H 4 BB 2 ER 3 K
Timmy Hollander 0.1 IP 1 H 3 BB 2 ER
Alex Barnhart 0.2 IP 0 H
Josh Hill (SS) 0-3
Ben Leslie (RF) 1-2 BB 2B
Tyler Danburg (C) 0-3
Jack Burke (1B) 1-3
Timmy Hollander (CF, P) 0-1 2 BB
Enrique Lopez (LF) 1-3
Alex Barnhart (3B, P) 0-3
Sean McNamara (P, CF, 3B) 0-3
Nolan Reis (2B) 0-2
PH Mikey Rizzo 0-1