UNION CITY SPLITS DOUBLE HEADER WITH DEFENDING STATE CHAMPIONS
The Broncos took the opener from the Indians, 14-0. Union City couldn't find a way to get anything to go their way in the morning game. Union City was aggressive at the plate, making good contact many times during the game, but not finding any gaps, while also finding themselves on the losing end of some great plays by the Broncos defense. "Daleville had a great season last year, but I was pleased that our hitters weren't intimidated by going up against the defending State Champions," said Union City Coach Bill Bradbury. "Unfortunately, we just couldn't string anything together on the offensive end, and pairing that up with some defensive miscues, we came out on the losing end."
Jacob Fulk, (Jr.), started on the hill for Union City, pitching 3 innings and giving up 8 hits. Aaron Foster, (Sr.), came in for relief going 1 inning, and giving up 2 hits. Zach Bradbury, (Jr.), Fulk, Cameron Luster, (So.), Dawson Thornburg, (Jr.), and Jacob Curry, (So.) all recorded a hit for the Indians.
The Indians re-grouped and looked like a different team in game 2. "We, as coaches, knew we were a better team than we showed in game one, but more importantly, our players knew they were better than they had performed," said Coach Bradbury. "Our guys knew they needed to come out sharp in game 2."
Both the Indians and Broncos approached game 2 with the same line ups except for pitching changes.
The Indians jumped on the Broncos early, scoring 5 runs in the top half of the first inning, and were in control from that point on. The Indians added 2 more runs in the top of the 6th inning, and held on to beat the defending State Champs 7 to 4 in game 2.
Z. Bradbury, Foster, Trevor Spence, (Jr.), Luster, Nic Wells, (Fr.), Thornburg, and Curry all had base hits for the Indians. Luster led the way with 2 RBI's.
Trevor Spence took on the role as starting pitcher for the Indians in the second contest. Spence pitched 4 innings for the Indians, giving up just 1 earned run on 2 hits, while striking out 3. Cameron Luster came in to get the save for the Indians, pitching 3 innings. Luster gave up only 1 earned run on 3 hits, while striking out 2 Broncos hitters.
"I was so proud of how our guys played in game 2," said Coach Bradbury. "Instead of making excuses or hanging their heads from the first game, they came out with something to prove in the second game, and they did just that."
The Indians move to 1 - 2 on the season, and will play cross town rival, Mississinawa Valley Blackhawks Monday afternoon at MVHS.