LANCASTER — After a week of cancellations due to inclement weather, the Waverly Post 142 Shockers returned to the field Saturday morning for a double-header against Lancaster Post 11 in Lancaster, Ohio.
In the double-header, the Shockers split the two games with Lancaster Post 11, winning game one, 13-2 and then falling in the second game, 8-3.
Trevon Burnside got his first win of the legion-ball season Saturday morning in the opening game of the double-header against Post 11. He pitched six innings for the Shockers allowing two runs, one earned, off five hits. Burnside did not issue any walks in the game, while ringing-up four Post 11 hitters with strikeouts.
“Trevon was throwing darts out there today,” Waverly Post 142 coach Jonathan Teeters said. “He was very efficient out there and let his defense work.”
Alex Powell finished out the one remaining inning of the game for Post 142. He allowed one hit in his inning of work.
Drew Harris and Hayden Baker knew how to drive in runs Saturday for the Shockers in game one. Harris went 1-for-3 with three RBIs at the plate, while Baker hit 2-for-3 at the plate with three RBIs of his own and a double.
“Drew (Harris) and Hayden (Baker) really came up big at the plate in the fifth to bust it open,” Teeters said. “We played a nice game and everyone contributed.”
Shawn Mersiel, Jared Alley, Zach Delotell and Eric Cook also found success at the plate in game one. Mersiel picked up two hits out of three tries and drove in a run, while Alley had one hit during the game, batting in a pair of runs. Delotell and Cook each had a hit and an RBI, with Delotell getting a double.
After game one, Waverly Post 142 improved to 8-4 overall, keeping their 4-1 Region V record.
During the second game of the day, Lancaster Post 11 got revenge on Waverly Post 142, defeating the Shockers, 8-3.
Teeters sent three pitchers to the mound during game two, Eric Cook, Zach Delotell and Ryan Williams.
Cook got the start for the Shockers, pitching four innings of two-run baseball. He gave up five hits, while walking three batters and striking out five.
“Eric didn’t throw a bad game,” Teeters said. “We didn’t back him well enough defensively.”
Delotell came in to relieve Cook. He got through two-thirds of an inning, giving up four earned runs off two hits.
Teeters then went to Williams, who closed out the remaining innings for the Shockers. Williams pitched the one and one-third innings left in the game. He allowed one run from one hit, walking one batter and striking one out.
Waverly Post 142 started off the game scoring two runs in the first inning. However, they would only be able to score one more run the rest of the game, in the sixth inning. Lancaster Post 11 managed to get one run to cross the plate in the bottom of the first, followed by another run in the third inning and then six more runs in the fifth inning.
“We jumped out early and got complacent and kind of lost focus I believe,” Teeters said. “Everything unraveled there in the fifth (inning) and we just couldn’t rebound from it.”
After the loss in game two, the Shockers fell to 8-5 on the season, but still remained at a 4-1 Region V record.
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