Apollo wins battle of the Eagles behind strong pitching, steady hitting in season opener

March 15, 2023 | 12:01 am

Updated March 14, 2023 | 11:59 pm

The Eagles started the season off with a bang on Tuesday, as juniors Noah Cook and Will Strode one-hit Ohio County en route to a 5-1 win at home.

It was Cook who got the first hit of the game, beating the throw from short to lead into an RBI single from Ross Milburn to make it a 1-0 game after two. Apollo got a run the following inning thanks to an Ohio County error, later adding some more run support to make it 4-0 going into the fourth thanks to a two-run line drive to left by Strode.

Meanwhile Cook was dealing on the mound, keeping Ohio County scoreless through four with no hits allowed and eight strikeouts to go with it. Strode followed by allowing one hit and one unearned run while striking out five in three innings of relief, helping close the door on the 5-1 win.

Strode also led the way at the plate with his pair of RBIs, while junior Michael Chaney chipped in one as well. Apollo will look to stay hot on Friday, as they are set to take on Hancock County in their first road matchup of the year at 5:30 p.m.

March 15, 2023 | 12:01 am

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