Plenty of run sup­port for Juer­gens as Tigers pounce Elks

Cecil Whig - - SPORTS - By KEVIN PHILLIPS

Spe­cial to the Whig

Ris­ing Sun jumped on host Elk­ton with eight runs dur­ing the first two frames of the teams’ Ch­e­sa­peake Divi­sion bat­tle Wed­nes­day night at Eder Park.

The Tigers’ of­fen­sive out­burst proved to be more than enough run sup­port for start­ing pitcher Noah Juer­gens as he kept the host Golden Elks off-bal­anced for the ma­jor­ity of the game and helped guide Ris­ing Sun to an 11-2 vic­tory in base­ball ac­tion.

“I felt like the hit­ting was con­ta­gious to­day. Once one hit came in, every­body started rolling af­ter that,” said Tigers se­nior Jack Ste­wart, who con­trib­uted two hits and three runs. “Every­body was hit­ting, ev­ery­one was see­ing the ball and every­body did a

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great job there at the plate.”

Ris­ing Sun (3-6 over­all, 2-5 divi­sion) opened the game with three runs in the top of the first in­ning. Phil Lyons be­gan the scor­ing when he crossed the plate on Derek Schoff’s sin­gle. An­drew Anders then made it 2-0 when he sin­gled in Ste­wart. Schoff scored the fi­nal run of the frame when he ad­vanced on an er­rant pick­off throw.

Af­ter Elk­ton failed to find the score­board in the bot­tom of the first in­ning, the Tigers broke the game open with five more runs in the top of the sec­ond in­ning as Lyons, Ste­wart and Anders all drove in runs.

Ris­ing Sun put the game out of reach with three more runs in the top of the fourth to ex­tend its lead by 11 runs. The run sup­port is noth­ing new for Juer­gens.

“The run sup­port has re­ally helped me. I’ve been lucky enough to have run sup­port ev­ery time,” Juer­gens said. “I’ve had 16 runs, 14 runs, and now 11 runs ev­ery time I go out and pitch. It helps me out a lot out there.”

Juer­gens gave up two runs, one earned, on three hits with five walks and six strike­outs in a com­plete game, pick­ing up the win.

The Elks (3-6, 2-5) scored both of their runs in the bot­tom of the fourth in­ning when Nate Bakeoven scored on a dou­ble play and Nick Greg­son scored on a Mike Mo­ran sin­gle.

CE­CIL WHIG PHOTO BY KEVIN PHILLIPS

Ris­ing Sun ju­nior Asher Slo­man throws to first dur­ing his team’s 11-2 win over host Elk­ton in Ch­e­sa­peake Divi­sion base­ball ac­tion at Eder Park on Wed­nes­day.

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