It was a game in which the team that lost felt “almost” as good as the team that won.
The visiting Huron baseball team led 10-0 heading into the bottom of the sixth and had to HOLD ON for a 10-9 win as the Eagles flew right back into the game with seven runs in the six and two more in the seventh before landing just short in a 10-9 Huron victory.
That huge exhale echoing across M-14 was coming from the Huron dugout. But the River Rats certainly will take the victory despite not making it very easy on themselves. The Eagles also didn’t make it easy on themselves, committing seven errors in the game.
Singles by Jacob Wilkie, Andrew Bugajski, Drew Doheny and Shea O’Brien all drove in runs for Skyline in their seven-run sixth inning.
Kade Cupp toed the rubber for Huron. He lasted five and a third innings, allowing six hits and five runs while striking out nine and walking one. Richard Hurley and Alex Cole pitched in relief for the River Rats.
Jack Yeung was on the mound for Skyline. He surrendered seven runs on six hits over four innings, striking out three. Andrew Bugajski and Alex Gerdenich entered the game from the bullpen, throwing two innings and one inning respectively.
The Eagles racked up 10 hits in the game. Aaron Goldsmith, Dayton Stamper, and O’Brien (two RBI) all had two hits to lead the Eagles. Bugajski drove in four runs and Doheny had two RBI for the home team.
Huron had eight hits in the game. Cupp (a double), Richard Hurley and Hayden Glover (two RBI) all had multiple hits for Huron.
The River Rats were leading 11-0 after two innings in the nightcap when the game was called.