WHS reserve baseball pounds Panthers

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EBER — The Wilmington High School reserve baseball team defeated Miami Trace 18-2 in five innings Wednesday at Miami Trace.

For the Hurricane (5-5 on the year), freshman Ben McAllister took the mound and pitched five innings, allowed five hits, walked one batter and gave up two earned runs.

“Ben did a great job of getting ahead of hitters and hitting his spots,” WHS coach Dustin James said. “Ben was able to force ground ball outs and throw strikes. He kept his pitch count down and that was mainly due to his ability to get ahead and our defense making plays.”

Wilmington had 18 hits in 34 at-bats and was able to steal eight bases on the day.

At the plate, sophomore Brett Bell led the way, going 4-4 with two stolen bases, four runs scored and two RBI. Freshman Alex Meyer was 1-2, walked once, was hit by pitch, drove in two runs, and scored three runs. Sophomore Kyler Reed was 2-3 with a stolen base, hit by pitch, one RBI and two runs scored.

Grant Mayer went 2-3 with a bunt single, two stolen bases, three RBI and two runs. McAllister was 2-4, helping himself with two RBI, two stolen bases and two runs scored. Sophomore Hunter DeWeese was 2-4, drove in two runs and scored two runs. Sophomores Brady Bergefurd and Nathan Barker entered the game, each going 1-1 and driving in one run. Sophomore Nate Lakes went 2-4, stole a base and drove in two runs.

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