The New Haven Shamrocks played the Rolla Bulldogs in the Four Rivers Baseball Classic on March 21, 2017, at Rolla’s Field. The Bulldogs ending up beating the Shamrocks 12-0. The Shamrocks started out relatively well, by holding them to 1 run to end the second inning after they were held scoreless. But, as the game went on, some infield and outfield errors pushed the Bulldogs’ lead up. This largely happened in the 4th inning, as they scored a total of 7 runs. This was the highest scoring inning of the game.
Freshman Jay Eichelberger, who is a left fielder and catcher, had the only actual “hit” of the game. But, he got picked off on second as part of a double play later on in the game, due to a line drive hit right to the shortstop at second base.
The Shamrocks are 0-3 to start the season, but you shouldn’t give up hope yet. The Rocks have some very winnable games ahead of them in their schedule, as long as they minimize on some errors.
Sophomore Trenton Kormeier, who plays shortstop and pitcher, stated, “We just need to play better as a team when fielding and rally a few more hits together. After that, we will have a really good chance to win.”
Sophomore Christian Paterson, who plays right field, later pronounced, “They were just a really good team. We did a lot of good things though, so we can learn from the experience.”
Finally, assistant coach Jordan Willimann explained, “We have to understand that they were a much bigger school and a really good baseball team. If you watched them in warmups, they looked really good and experienced too. But, we did a lot of things that we can learn from.”
The boys now have a busy schedule ahead of them this week. Good luck!