ELDRED – After starting their season 0-2, Eldred dominated Livingston Manor on Tuesday to pick up their first win. Livingston Manor has been having a rough go of it to begin the season, and …
ELDRED – After starting their season 0-2, Eldred dominated Livingston Manor on Tuesday to pick up their first win. Livingston Manor has been having a rough go of it to begin the season, and that trend continued on a cold spring evening.
With an 11-0 defeat, which ended with a mercy rule in the fifth inning, the Wildcats have been outscored 69-2 through Tuesday’s action.
The Yellowjackets’ bats heated up in spite of the cold weather. Following a scoreless first inning, Eldred pounced for seven runs in the second frame.
After getting set down in order in the first inning, clean-up hitter Sean Furler led off the second with a walk. The senior third baseman then used his wheels to swipe second and set the rest of the order up.
Senior catcher Paddy Adams singled to move Furler to third, before getting picked off at first. Furler then scored on a wild pitch to break through on the scoreboard.
Freshman first baseman James Deyermond, at the plate during the wild pitch, singled to keep the line moving.
After left fielder Nick Faber walked, senior right fielder Justin Bangs and freshman second baseman Mason Tice each recorded RBI base knocks.
Senior right-hander Frankie Whitmore, who was dominant on the mound, helped himself out by recording an RBI single of his own.
Junior shortstop Joshua Warming walked, then Furler came up for the second time in the inning and doubled in the sixth and seventh runs.
Eldred tacked on the four other runs in the third inning, in which they walked four times. Junior center fielder Dalen Espie recorded an RBI base knock in the frame, while the other runs came on passed balls and wild pitches.
On the hill, Whitmore pitched the whole five innings while striking out six and allowing no hits. It wasn’t a flawless day, as he also walked three. But in an 11-0 game, he didn’t have to be perfect.
The only Eldred player not to score a run was Adams, while he was the only Yellowjacket to record two hits.
Espie, Whitmore, and Bangs each scored two runs, while everyone else in the lineup, besides Adams, scored once. Faber walked in all three of his plate appearances.
Eldred was credited with five stolen bases in six attempts - two from Bangs and one from each of Tice, Adams, and Furler.
“Eldred gets its first win of the season,” Eldred coach Bill Furler said. “After a tough opening game loss to Seward and a loss to league rival Chapel Field, Frankie Whitmore took matters [into] his own [hands].”
Furler went on to talk about the big second inning from the Yellowjacket hitters, and how his son, Sean, got going after a slow start.
“They got five hits in the inning including a two-run double from clean-up hitter Sean Furler who has started slow out of the gate,” he said.
“Josh Warming’s defense at short helped save the no-hitter.”
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