Arcanum wins road win over Trail at home

Arcanum Trojans belt out 12 hits in WOAC win over National Trail

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Caden Thompson pitches Arcanum to a WOAC win over National Trail. (Gaylen Blosser photo)

ARCANUM – The Arcanum Trojans took the field as the visiting team on its home field as the game was moved from National Trail due to air quality resulting from the recent fire in Richmond, (IN) and earned a 10-2 WOAC road win at home.

Arcanum second baseman, Nate Kessler makes a play for the Trojans in win over Trail. (Gaylen Blosser photo)

“We had a solid outing tonight,” said Arcanum veteran coach, Randy Baker. “We had a good response from the other night – we didn’t play very well the other night. Good senior leadership tonight.”

Arcanum jumped out to a 4-0 lead in the top of the first-inning of play where the score would stand after two complete.

“We had some timely hits early on which was huge,” Baker said. “Coming out and getting ahead of them right off the bat was good for us. We had back-to-back leadoff hits so that was nice to see Sharp and Kearney come out and get us going.”

Bryson Sharp knocks a first-inning hit for Arcanum win Thursday night win over National Trail. (Gaylen Blosser photo)

Both teams plated single runs in the third-inning for a 5-1 lead before the Trojans broke the game open in the fourth plating 3-runs to lead 8-1 after four-innings of play.

The teams went scoreless in the fifth with each adding a run in the sixth-inning giving Arcanum and 9-2 advantage with 1-innning to play.

Arcanum senior starting catcher, Jaxson Christ drills a hit for the Trojans win WOAC win over Trail. (Gaylen Blosser photo)

Arcanum tacked on a run in the top of the seventh to earn a 10-2 WOAC win.

The Arcanum defense looked sharp on the night including a major league double play from Bryson Sharp to Nate Kessler.

Bryson Sharp (L) and Nate Kessler (R) turn a double play for Arcanum in the Trojans win over Trail. (Gaylen Blosser photo)

“Great double play and then there in the sixth inning, ball hit up the middle and they (Trail) have a little rally going on and Kessler makes a great play and throws it back to Sharp,” noted Baker. “Those two played really good tonight. Very proud of our defense.”

Caden Thompson picked up the win for Arcanum throwing 5.1 innings, allowing 1-earned run, 3-hits, 3 -walks while striking out two. Regan Christ pitched 1.2 innings in relief allowing no earned runs, no hits and no walks while striking out three.

Arcanum freshman, Regan Christ shuts down Train in relief to preserve Trojans win over National Trail. (Gaylen Blosser photo)

“Good pitching from Caden (Thompson) and Regan (Christ) come in and closed the door,” Baker stated.

Nate Kessler paced Arcanum at the plate going 3-4 with 3-RBIs and Bryson Sharp went 3-5 with 2-runs scored. Regan Christ was 2-2 with 2-walks, 2-RBIs and 2-runs; Jaxson Christ 1-3, 2-walks, 1-run; Ethan Kearney 1-2, 2-walks, 2-runs; Aiden Psczulkoski 1-3, 1-walk, 1-run; Carson Tegtmeyer 1-5, 1-RBI, 1-run; Caden Thompson, 1-4, 2-RBIs.

Ethan Kearney dives a hit for Arcanum in WOAC win over National Trail. (Gaylen Blosser photo)

“Good team win, proud of the boys,” Coach Baker concluded. “They played good.”

BOX SCORE

000 000 0 R H E

401 301 1 10 12 2 Arcanum

001 001 0 2 3 3 National Trail