West fans 11, Wildcats top Astros 10-2


Blanchester's Bryce Sipple takes a throw while East Clinton's Adran Baker nears first base during Wednesday's game at Wright State's Nischwitz Stadium. (Photo by Melony Arnold)

Blanchester's Bryce Sipple takes a throw while East Clinton's Adran Baker nears first base during Wednesday's game at Wright State's Nischwitz Stadium. (Photo by Melony Arnold)


Blanchester's Adam Frump scores a run as East Clinton catcher Brody Fisher looks on during Wednesday's game at Wright State's Nischwitz Stadium. (Photo by Melony Arnold)


Blanchester manager Aaron Lawson (left) and Ty Miller talk following Miller's key two-run triple during Wednesday's game at Wright State's Nischwitz Stadium. (Photo by Melony Arnold)


East Clinton's Mitchell Bean stretches for a throw while Blanchester's Adam Frump reaches first during Wednesday's game at Wright State's Nischwitz Stadium. (Photo by Melony Arnold)


East Clinton's Hayden Beiting takes a throw as Blanchester's Ty Miller slides in for a triple during Wednesday's game at Wright State's Nischwitz Stadium. BHS manager Aaron Lawson has an up close look at the play. (Photo by Melony Arnold)


East Clinton's Christopher Ride during Wednesday's game at Wright State's Nischwitz Stadium. (Photo by Melony Arnold)


East Clinton's Isaiah Curtis during Wednesday's game at Wright State's Nischwitz Stadium. (Photo by Melony Arnold)


East Clinton's Jason Taylor during Wednesday's game at Wright State's Nischwitz Stadium. (Photo by Melony Arnold)


East Clinton's Lukas Runk during Wednesday's game at Wright State's Nischwitz Stadium. (Photo by Melony Arnold)


Blanchester's Austin Dick (left) takes a throw at second base with East Clinton's Denver Day sliding in during Wednesday's game at Wright State's Nischwitz Stadium. (Photo by Melony Arnold)


FAIRBORN — Zach West struck out 11 in six innings as Blanchester defeated East Clinton 10-2 Wednesday night in SBAAC National Division baseball at Wright State’s Nischwitz Stadium.

“What a great team win tonight,” BHS manager Aaron Lawson said. “Everyone got in the game and was able to contribute is some positive manner. Makes it extra special when you are able to play at a place this nice.”

West threw 96 pitches, 62 for strikes, before turning things over to Kyle Garrett who pitched a perfect seventh to close the win.

“West gave us another great outing on the mound,” said Lawson. “He struggled in the first, leaving some balls up but quickly got the ball down. He so good at being able to pitch backwards.”

East Clinton took a 1-0 lead in the first but had two runners in scoring position with no outs but failed to add to their total.

“A tough first inning was too much … to come back from,” EC manager Joey Schulte said. “We are making progress as a team. The bats are starting to come around as is our young pitching staff. If we clean up play in the field a bit we will be a very difficult team to beat.”

Blanchester answered with four runs in the bottom of the first then added two runs in the third on a two-out double by Michael Mulvihill. BHS went up 9-2 in the fourth with Ty Miller’s two-run triple the key blow.

“We finally got the hit we needed to break the game open by freshman pinch hitter Ty Miller,” said Lawson. “A two-RBI triple isn’t to bad of a way to start your career.”

Sammy Roush had three hits, scored twice and stole two bases for the Wildcats. Jansen Wymer drove in two runs. West had two stolen bases and scored twice at the plate.

“We were able to generate a lot of runs stealing some bases and getting guys in scoring position early,” Lawson said.

SUMMARY

April 6, 2022

@Wright State University

Nischwitz Stadium

Blanchester 10, East Clinton 2

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Blanchester’s Bryce Sipple takes a throw while East Clinton’s Adran Baker nears first base during Wednesday’s game at Wright State’s Nischwitz Stadium. (Photo by Melony Arnold)
https://www.wnewsj.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/22/2022/04/web1_BAS_2blan33ec0406mel.jpgBlanchester’s Bryce Sipple takes a throw while East Clinton’s Adran Baker nears first base during Wednesday’s game at Wright State’s Nischwitz Stadium. (Photo by Melony Arnold)

Blanchester’s Adam Frump scores a run as East Clinton catcher Brody Fisher looks on during Wednesday’s game at Wright State’s Nischwitz Stadium. (Photo by Melony Arnold)
https://www.wnewsj.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/22/2022/04/web1_BAS_4blan0406mel.jpgBlanchester’s Adam Frump scores a run as East Clinton catcher Brody Fisher looks on during Wednesday’s game at Wright State’s Nischwitz Stadium. (Photo by Melony Arnold)

Blanchester manager Aaron Lawson (left) and Ty Miller talk following Miller’s key two-run triple during Wednesday’s game at Wright State’s Nischwitz Stadium. (Photo by Melony Arnold)
https://www.wnewsj.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/22/2022/04/web1_BAS_blLawsonMiller0406mel.jpgBlanchester manager Aaron Lawson (left) and Ty Miller talk following Miller’s key two-run triple during Wednesday’s game at Wright State’s Nischwitz Stadium. (Photo by Melony Arnold)

East Clinton’s Mitchell Bean stretches for a throw while Blanchester’s Adam Frump reaches first during Wednesday’s game at Wright State’s Nischwitz Stadium. (Photo by Melony Arnold)
https://www.wnewsj.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/22/2022/04/web1_BAS_ecBean4blan04046mel.jpgEast Clinton’s Mitchell Bean stretches for a throw while Blanchester’s Adam Frump reaches first during Wednesday’s game at Wright State’s Nischwitz Stadium. (Photo by Melony Arnold)

East Clinton’s Hayden Beiting takes a throw as Blanchester’s Ty Miller slides in for a triple during Wednesday’s game at Wright State’s Nischwitz Stadium. BHS manager Aaron Lawson has an up close look at the play. (Photo by Melony Arnold)
https://www.wnewsj.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/22/2022/04/web1_BAS_ecBeitingblMiller0406mel.jpgEast Clinton’s Hayden Beiting takes a throw as Blanchester’s Ty Miller slides in for a triple during Wednesday’s game at Wright State’s Nischwitz Stadium. BHS manager Aaron Lawson has an up close look at the play. (Photo by Melony Arnold)

East Clinton’s Christopher Ride during Wednesday’s game at Wright State’s Nischwitz Stadium. (Photo by Melony Arnold)
https://www.wnewsj.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/22/2022/04/web1_BAS_ecCRider0406mel.jpgEast Clinton’s Christopher Ride during Wednesday’s game at Wright State’s Nischwitz Stadium. (Photo by Melony Arnold)

East Clinton’s Isaiah Curtis during Wednesday’s game at Wright State’s Nischwitz Stadium. (Photo by Melony Arnold)
https://www.wnewsj.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/22/2022/04/web1_BAS_ecICurtis0406mel.jpgEast Clinton’s Isaiah Curtis during Wednesday’s game at Wright State’s Nischwitz Stadium. (Photo by Melony Arnold)

East Clinton’s Jason Taylor during Wednesday’s game at Wright State’s Nischwitz Stadium. (Photo by Melony Arnold)
https://www.wnewsj.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/22/2022/04/web1_BAS_ecJasonTaylor0406mel.jpgEast Clinton’s Jason Taylor during Wednesday’s game at Wright State’s Nischwitz Stadium. (Photo by Melony Arnold)

East Clinton’s Lukas Runk during Wednesday’s game at Wright State’s Nischwitz Stadium. (Photo by Melony Arnold)
https://www.wnewsj.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/22/2022/04/web1_BAS_ecLukasRunk0406mel.jpgEast Clinton’s Lukas Runk during Wednesday’s game at Wright State’s Nischwitz Stadium. (Photo by Melony Arnold)

Blanchester’s Austin Dick (left) takes a throw at second base with East Clinton’s Denver Day sliding in during Wednesday’s game at Wright State’s Nischwitz Stadium. (Photo by Melony Arnold)
https://www.wnewsj.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/22/2022/04/web1_BAS_SSblanDayec0406mel.jpgBlanchester’s Austin Dick (left) takes a throw at second base with East Clinton’s Denver Day sliding in during Wednesday’s game at Wright State’s Nischwitz Stadium. (Photo by Melony Arnold)