Shockers split double header

June 3, 2014

PDT Sports Report

On Monday night, the Waverly Post 142 Shockers opened its season by splitting a doubleheader with J.B. Yeager Post 199.

In the first game, the Shockers trailed 2-0 heading into the sixth inning before allowing 10 runs over the final two innings. Brady Knittel finished the day with six strikeouts while only allowing two walks.

“We just didn’t battle at the plate enough and booted around a couple of balls,” Shockers coach Jonathon Teeters said in an email. “Things just snowballed from there.”

In the second game, Knisley was able to recover with a complete game shutout in a 5-0 Waverly victory. He struck out 12 and allowed only three hits in seven innings of work.

Dylan Shockley went 3-for-4, recording an RBI and scoring a run. Tyler Shortridge went 2-for-3, scoring two runs.

Waverly stranded a few runners in scoring position in the first few innings, but was able to break things open in the third when they scored four runs. They would add an insurance run in the sixth inning.

“Yeager is a quality opponent,” Teeters said. “That was a good opener for us to see where we’re at starting out the season.”

Waverly will travel to Chillicothe for a single game on Tuesday.