Greenville defeats Chaminade Julienne baseball

When we put it all together we are a pretty good ball club ... Coach Adam Eberwein

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Greenville's Drew Hamilton. (Gaylen Blosser photo)

DAYTON – The Greenville varsity boys defeated Chaminade Julienne Catholic Eagles 4-2 in Saturday non-conference baseball action.

“CJ is always a very good team,” said Greenville coach Adam Eberwein. “We have been playing good baseball here lately.”

What looked like it could be a long day with the Wave going down on three strikeouts to open the game turned into a come-from-behind victory for the Green Wave.

The Eagles jumped out to an early 2-0 lead in the bottom in the first-inning in what proved to be the only runs the Dayton school would get on the day with Greenville pitching and defense shutting down the Eagles over the final six innings.

Lane Hocker beat out a hard third-inning ground ball to short for a single and scored by way of an Eagles passed ball to trail 2-1. A Wave error opened the bottom of the inning but a grounder to Hocker at second and a fly out to right had Greenville’s right fielder Braeden Wills gunning down a tagging Eagles runner at the plate with Wave freshman catcher Isaac Kerg getting the tag for an inning-ending double play saving a run.

Greenville plated a run in the top of the fifth with three straight 2-out singles off the bats of Hocker, Quinton Garner, and an Adam Edwards run-scoring knock to left for a 2-2 score.

Owen Mcgreevey opened the Wave sixth with a double to left and advanced to third on a wild pitch. Wills followed with a walk, Cole Oswalt got hit by a pitch loading the bases with no outs. Drew Hamilton coaxed a 1-out run-scoring walk to give the Wave a 3-1 lead and added a 2-out insurance run with an Eagles balk scoring Oswalt with Greenville’s fourth run of the day.

“We had a good day at the plate with some very timely hits,” said Coach Eberwein. “CJ made a few mistakes that cost them a few runs.”

Drew Hamilton went the distance on the mound working 7.0 innings allowing 2 earned runs on 4 hits, 3 walks while striking out 4 Eagles.

“Going into today we were thin in our pitching staff with this being our sixth game of the week,” Eberwein noted. “Drew Hamilton pitched a very efficient complete game.”

Hocker went 2-3 with 2 runs scored; Edwards as 1-3 with a walk and an RBI; Mcgreevey 1-3 including a double and a walk; Garner 1-3; Oswalt a walk and a run; Hamilton a walk and an RBI; Wills a walk and run scored.

“I am pleased with our effort, and our determination to improve,” said Eberwein. “When we put it all together we are a pretty good ball club. “

BOX SCORE

123 456 7   R   H   E

001 012 0   4   5   1   Greenville

200 000 0   2   4   1   Chaminade Julienne