High Scoring Affair

By: Sidney Thomas

Fresh off of the all-star break, your Cane Cutters had a rough go of it. Losing a tight match 8-6, as they headed to face the top team in the league, the Brazos Valley Bombers. The Cane Cutters are now 18-12 on the season.


The Bombers would get things going in the bottom of the 1st inning to pick up an early lead, scoring on a bases loaded walk. They would follow that effort up with a big 3rd inning, scoring 3 runs on 3 hits and a walk, all with two outs to take a 4-1 lead.


The Cane Cutters picked up a run in the 2nd inning on an Adam Yacek (Miami of (Ohio)) walk followed by a double by Cameron Cummings (Southern Alabama). They would also put up runs in the 4th and 5th innings when Alex Tucker (Nicholls State) was hit by a pitch, advanced to third on a Leiff Clarkson (Western Kentucky) single, and pushed across by a Evan Williams (TCU) first hit an RBI of the season. In the 5th the Cane Cutters scored on an Adam Yacek (Miami of (Ohio)) lead off double followed by an Alex Tucker single to center field to tighten things up at 5-3.


The Bombers would then have another outburst of scoring in the bottom of the 5th, as the Cane Cutters could not execute the shut down inning, giving up 3 more runs to trail 8-3.


In the 7th inning, the Cane Cutters would try to mount a comeback with another lead off single from Adam Yacek (Miami of (Ohio)), who had four hits on the night. He would then move to second on a walk from Conner Short (University of Alabama) and to third on a Cameron Cummings (Southern Alabama) single. An error by the first baseman would then move everybody up 180 ft to put the game at 8-5.


After a pitching change, the Cane Cutters would then add one more run on another error by the first baseman during Zak Kutsulis’ (Notre Dame) at bat that would score Cameron Cummings (Southern Alabama).


Pitcher Scott Szush was roughed up in his second start of the year, going only 4 and 1/3 innings and giving up 6 earned runs on 7 hits.


Your Cane Cutters will be back in action tomorrow night at 7pm at Cellulose Filed as they look to return to their winning ways and pick up a split in the series with the Bombers.

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