Errors costly in GHS loss to Xenia

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Owen Mcgreevey drives a 2 run double in Greenville MVL matchup with Xenia. (Gaylen Blosser photo)

GREENVILLE – The Green Wave dropped an 11-4 MVL home game to the Xenia Buccaneers at Sater Heights Park.

“We played good ball for 3 innings, we were pretty solid defensively,” said Greenville coach Adam Eberwein. “Xenia’s pitcher throws hard and is very intense, which took some time to adjust to.”

Greenville freshman Adam Edwards connects on one of his two hits on the day for the Wave in MVL game with Xenia. (Gaylen Blosser photo)

The teams played to a 1-1 score after 1-inning of action with Greenville’s run coming on a Buccaneers wild pitch scoring Adam Edwards.

Xenia plated a run in the third and 3 runs in the top of the fourth to lead 5-1, a score that would hold up until the top of the sixth with Xenia scoring 2 runs to lead 7-1 with Greenville coming to the plate in the bottom of the sixth.

Freshman, Isaac Kerg collects a Greenville hit in MVL matchup with Xenia. (Gaylen Blosser photo)

Greenville battle back with 2 runs starting with a Trevor Mardin hit by pitch, a Bryce Blumenstock full count walk, and a 2 run double off the bat of Owen Mcgreevey for a 7-3 Xenia lead with one inning to play.

The Buccaneers pushed 4 seventh inning runs across in the top of the inning and Greenville answered with a single run in the bottom, a Blumenstock RBI single

Greenville freshman centerfielder Titus Eberwein makes a catch in game with Xenia. (Gaylen Blosser photo)

Greenville was saddled with 6 errors while Xenia limited its errors to 1.

“Unfortunately, we made some mistakes in the field mid-game that we were unable to recover from,” Coach Eberwein noted. “We are a good ball club when we play complimentary baseball. Success rates go up when all facets of the game come together. We have another nice weather day to go to Xenia and get one back.”

Trevor Hardin pitches in relief for Greenville in home game with Xenia. (Gaylen Blosser photo)

Braeden Wills pitched 3.1 innings allowing 3 earned runs, 3 hits, 2 walks and 2 strikeouts. Mardin tossed 2.2 innings allowing 4 earned runs, 6 hits, 1 walk and 1 strikeout. Titus Eberwein threw 1.0 innings allowing no runs, 1 hit, 1 walk and 1 strikeout.

McGreevey went 2-3 with a double, a hit by pitch, and 2 RBIs. Adam Edwards was 2-3 with a walk and a run; Isaac Kerg 1-3, 1 run; Blumenstock 1-2, 2 walks, 1 RBI, 1 run and Quenton Garner was 1-4.

BOX SCORE

123 456 7   R   H   E

101 302 4   11 10 1   Xenia

100 002 1   4   7   6   Greenville

Bryce Blumenstock takes a turn at the plate for GHS in home game with Buccaneers. (Gaylen Blosser photo)