WEST WILLIAMSON – The Sissonville Indians outgunned the Mingo Central Miners 16-4 in baseball action at Lefty Hamilton Park on Tuesday afternoon.
For a time it appeared the game might not be played as the umpires and coaches looked over the field at the historic park. The mound, which had just been put in this week, was very spongy. The grass had not been cut away from the base areas, but dirt had been placed around those areas. The umpires felt there could be a safety issue for the players.
But eventually the game was played on a sunny, but very breezy and cool spring day.
Once the game to started, Mingo Central jumped out to a 4-1 lead after the 1st inning. Garth Simpkins and Alex “Booger” Lee each had doubles and drove in a pair of runs in the rally for coach Roger Staton’s team.
However, the visiting Indians scored seven runs in the 2nd frame, two in the 3rd and six in the 4th to take a commanding lead and eventually win the game via the mercy rule.
Seth Collins took the loss on the mound for the Miners, while Ethan Lauchart got the win for Sissonville in the Cardinal Conference matchup.
For Sissonville the top hitters were Jacob Fisher who went 4-4, with three RBIs; Stricklen who was 2-3 with a double and three RBIs; Zach Null went 3-4, and smacked a double and a triple. Also Josh Landis was 3-4, slashing a double and four RBIs and Hill 4-4 with a pair of doubles.
For the Miners, Lee went 2-3 with a double, while Simpkins had a hit with two RBIs. B.J. Warden had a pair of hits for MCHS going 2-3 and Matt Lester had a base hit.
Score by innings:
SHS ….. 1 7 2 6 0 - 16 20 1
MCHS … 4 0 0 0 0 - 4 7 1