PBR Spotlight Games: Saline vs Tecumseh

By Jim Mulchay
Staff Writer

Game 1

Tecumseh righthander Phil Carey (2014) held Saline to one baserunner in a 10-0 victory over Saline. Carey worked 8 innings striking out eight. Tecumseh's Andrew Wood (2013), who is typically most lauded as a pitcher provided the offense with five RBI. Wood had three hits including a two-run double and a two-run homerun.

Along with Wood came doubles from Spencer Adams (2013), Nick Cowen (2014), Jacob Britt (Toledo, 2013).  two singles by Casey Hunt (13)

Saline started lefthander Michael Hendrickson suffered the loss.  Hendrickson went five innings and stuck out seven walking three.

Saline's lone offensive bright spot was when Andrew White doubled to right in 4th for Saline's only baserunner but was thrown out going to third.

An infield error in the bottom of the 6th gave Wood a chance to hit with a runner on base and he homered to left to make the score 10-0 and invoke the "mercy" rule.


Game 2
Saline rebounded to take Game 2 of the contest. Saline's Gage Hammond (2013) hit a leadoff homerun in the top of the 4th to give Saline a 5-4 lead over Tecumseh and Eric Berki (2013). Bryan Homberg (2014) kept Tecumseh off the bases for the last three hitters as Saline went on to win 7-4 in five innings.  The game was eventually shortened due to darkness.

Saline got 2RBI from Joey Sweigart (2015), two singles from Michael Hendrikson (2014) and a double from Trent Theisen (2015). AJ Korzuck (13) pitched the first inning for Saline, followed by AndrewWhite (13) in the second, Berki pitched the third and forth (facing six batters) and Homberg closed (facing 3 batters).

Nick Cowen (2014) started for Tecumseh and went into the third inning, followed by Ben Vannatter (2014), with Eric Eldred (2013) pitching a 1-2-3 fifth inning.

Tecumseh's Jacob Britt hit a 3-run homerun to center in the first and Andrew Wood drove in a run with a sacrifice fly; Phil Carey had a double.