Plenty of run support for Juergens as Tigers pounce Elks
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
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.
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.