Baseball recap (April 17): OCHS, DCHS

April 18, 2023 | 12:03 am

Updated April 18, 2023 | 3:11 am

Daviess County was able to pull through with a late rally to grab a walk-off win over Muhlenberg County on Monday, while Owensboro Catholic struggled offensively in a loss to Evansville Memorial.

Owensboro Catholic vs Evansville Memorial

The Aces struggled to string together hits on Monday, suffering their second straight loss at 10-0 to Evansville Memorial on the road.

Owensboro Catholic got off to a rocky start from the jump, leaving a runner in scoring position in the top of the first before an error, walk and hit by pitch loaded the bases for Evansville Memorial in the bottom of the first with no outs. Following a fielder’s choice, a two-run double and single gave them a 4-0 lead heading into the second.

Evansville Memorial didn’t stop there either, getting three in the bottom of the second and three more in the bottom of the sixth. Meanwhile, the Aces were only able to record three hits on the day and had three errors, ultimately leading to the 10-0 loss.

Junior Ben Hyland took the loss in his start, allowing five earned runs—seven total—on four hits and three walks while striking out one in three innings. Freshman Nick Sims pitched the last two innings in the short-game loss, allowing three earned runs on five hits and one walk, while striking out one.

Owensboro Catholic falls to 11-6 overall with the loss, as they’ll look to turn things around at home on Tuesday against Henderson County at 5:30 p.m. 

Muhlenberg County vs Daviess County

The Panthers were able to overcome a big ninth inning from Muhlenberg County and five errors in the contest on Monday, putting together some late offense that led to a walk-off walk and an 8-7 win at home.

After the Mustangs grabbed two runs in the top of the first, it was Daviess County who took control of the game in the bottom of the third. A leadoff walk and a single led to an RBI single from senior Cason Troutman, while another walk led to a two-RBI single from senior Layton Huskisson gave them a 3-2 lead.

The Panthers grabbed two more in the bottom of the fifth and one in the bottom of the sixth, but Muhlenberg County wasn’t going down easy. The following inning, an array of hits and three Daviess County errors allowed five runs to cross home for the Mustangs, giving them a 7-6 lead heading into the bottom of the seventh.

Troutman was able to kickstart the Panthers once again with a leadoff single though, advancing to second on a wild pitch and scoring on an RBI double by Huskisson to even things up at 7-7. A single and an intentional walk then loaded the bases, but Daviess County had their backs against the wall with two outs after a fielder’s choice.

But down 1-2 in the count, junior Carter Nichols was able to work the count full and eventually earn a walk—plating a run and securing the 8-7 win. Huskisson led the way at the plate with a 2-3 day and four RBIs, Troutman was 3-3 with two RBIs, while Nichols and sophomore Lucas Ward had one each.

Sophomore Logan Mewes received a no-decision in his strong start, allowing two earned runs on four hits and three walks, while striking out eight in six innings. Troutman pitched a third of an inning in the seventh, allowing five runs—one earned—on three hits while junior Lake Wilson closed out the inning with the final two outs.

Daviess County snaps a three-game losing streak with the win, improving to 9-7 overall going into a district matchup with Apollo at 6 p.m. on Thursday.

April 18, 2023 | 12:03 am

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