Ansonia baseball earns WOAC win over Arcanum

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Ansonia's Keegen Weise pitches complete game win over Arcanum. (Gaylen Blosser photo)

ANSONIA – The Ansonia Tigers defeated Arcanum 6-2 in WOAC baseball action on the Tigers’ home field behind a complete Keegen Weise game pitching performance.

“We missed Keegen a lot last year with an injury so having him back this year full strength is very beneficial to us,” said Ansonia coach, Dustin Hecht. “What Hemmerich had done with us last year, having those two as a one-two punch is going to be great for us if we can keep everybody healthy.”

Lucas Miller tosses five solid innings for Arcanum at Ansonia. (Gaylen Blosser photo)

“Lucas Miller pitcher very well, their pitcher threw really well,” Arcanum coach, Randy Baker said. “He had us off balance, we struck out 11 times. He’s a really good pitcher. He shut us down two years ago – really good lefthander, has a good curve ball, handles himself on the mound extremely well.”

Landyn Bowman knocks a double for Ansonia in home game with Arcanum. (Gaylen Blosser photo)

Ansonia dented the board in the bottom of the second inning to take a 1-0 lead that would hold up until the top of the fifth with Arcanum plating a run to knot the score at 1-1.

“We were putting the bat on the ball early, just right to them, keep swinging and things start happening,” Hecht said.

Regan Christ takes a turn at the plate for Arcanum in WOAC matchup with Ansonia. (Gaylen Blosser photo)

The Tigers put the game away in the bottom of the sixth with a 5-run inning to lead 6-1 after six complete.

“Miller got up to his pitch count and we were done with him,” Baker stated. “Early in the season, I’m not going to run pitchers out there and throw them a lot of innings. Bring some young guys in and see what we have.”

Ansonia’s Nick Burns watches the ball leave the bat in home game with Arcanum. (Gaylen Blosser photo)

“We just had too many strikeouts to put the ball in play,” Coach Baker added. “We’re a young team. We’ll learn from it, we’ll get it fixed.”

Arcanum tacked on a run in the top of the seventh for a final 6-2 Ansonia conference win.

Ethan Kearney hits a run scoring double for Arcanum vs Ansonia. (Gaylen Blosser photo)

Keegen Weiss went the distance on the mound for Ansonia to pick up the win tossing a 3-hitter while allowing no earned runs, 6 walks, and striking out 11 batters.

Lucas Miller pitched 5 Arcanum innings allowing no earned runs, 2 walks, and 6 strikeouts.

Landon Shives paced Ansonia going 2-2 including a double, a walk and 2 RBIs. Landyn Bowman hit a 2-run double; Kam Ingle was 1-2 with a walk and 2 RBIs; Trevor Hemmerich went 1-1 with a run scored; Weiss was 1-2 with 2 walks and a run.

For Arcanum, Ethan Kearney hit an RBI double and scored a run; Regan Christ knocked a run-scoring single and walk; Bryce Kramer went 1-4.

BOX SCORE

123 456 7   R   H   E

000 010 1   2   3   1   Arcanum

010 005 x   6   6   3   Ansonia