Cruiser baseball scoring outbursts stall Patriots
The Eatonville High School baseball team scored first and often as the Cruisers took down the Washington Patriots, 25-3, this past Friday.
Cooper Field had a solid day at the plate with three hits, including two doubles. He also drove in four runs while scoring four himself.
Blain Hanly also collected three hits for the Cruisers, including a double and a triple. He was a home run away from hitting for the cycle. Hanly scored three times while driving in three more runs on the day.
Jakob Lucht picked up three hits on the day and drove in two runs, as well.
On the mound, Payton Hanly, Riley Storm and Blain Hanly combined to throw a one hitter against the Patriots. They recorded a total of 13 strikeouts, with Payton Hanly picking up seven of those strikeouts in his two and two-thirds innings of work.
Earlier in the week, the Cruisers took on their rivals the Orting Cardinals and came away with a 7-1 victory.
Blain Hanly picked up the win for the Cruisers. The righty surrendered zero runs on one hit over two innings and struck out two. Riley Taylor and Lucht entered the game out of the bullpen and helped to close out the game in relief.
At the plate, Blain Hanly hit two doubles on the day and drove in two of the Cruiser runs.
The Cruisers then headed to Osbourne Field in Enumclaw to play a night game under the lights against the Enumclaw Hornets.
The Cruisers struggled to contain Enumclaw's high-powered offense and gave up 12 runs, eventually losing the game 12-1.
Skylar Sarpy started the game on the mound for Eatonville. Sarpy surrendered 11 runs on four hits over two-thirds of an inning and struck out one. Lucht and Storm entered the game in relief, throwing two and one-third innings and one inning, respectively.
Ashton Meyer and Blain Hanly each managed one hit to lead the Cruisers.
Next up for the Cruisers is a game on Wednesday at Franklin Pierce before they finish the week with a home game against the Enumclaw Hornets on Friday. They will start next week with an away game at White River High School. All game times are at 4 p.m.