In the first inning, the Warhawks scored one run by hitting a double, then a single, and two batters were walked. When the Shamrocks came up to bat, they didn’t score any runs.
During the next inning, Bourbon ended up not scoring at all. When New Haven came up, they scored 6 runs. The Shamrocks got off to a good start when Mckernan was hit by a pitch at the beginning of the inning. McKernan was happy to help out: “ As long as I get on base to help my teammates, it didn’t matter that I got hit by a pitch or not.”
Then, Lensing hit a single. Clines walked. Pritchett hit a single, and Ruediger hit a triple, which allowed 3 runs to score, making the score 5-0 New Haven. To end the inning, Menke got walked, and there was a passed ball. Ruediger ran in to score another run, making the score 6-0 New Haven.
At the top of the third inning, the Warhawks scored two runs on a single, a stolen base, and an error, which allowed the runner make it to third. Finally, another batter got a single, scoring a run. This made the score 6-1.
To start the bottom of the third inning, the Shamrocks scored two runs by hitting a single, a double, and getting a hit by pitch. The score was then 8-1 New Haven.
No one scored any more runs until New Haven scored one run in the fifth inning, when Ruediger hit a double, McKernan walked, and Lensing got hit by a pitch, which allowed Ruediger to score.
In the seventh inning, it was the last chance for the Warhawks to come back. By the end of the seventh, the Warhawks ended up scoring five runs on three singles and two doubles, making the ending score 9-7 New Haven and sending the Flood the Field crowd home happy
When the game was over, Pritchett discussed his pitching: “ I think I had a lot of walks, but a win is a win.”
Upcoming games for the Shamrocks include the Cuba Wildcats on Monday May 4th, and the St. Clair bulldogs on Thursday, May 7th.