Cruiser baseball drops three games last week

The Cruiser baseball team had a rough go last week dropping its three games to fall to 3-4 overall and 2-4 in league play.

The Cruisers started out the week by hosting the Ordinal Cardinals. The last time the two teams met, the Cruisers pulled off a 7-2 win over their rivals.

This time, the Cardinals got pay back by taking down the Cruisers, 20-5. Junior Ashton Meyer picked up two hits in the game for the Cruisers.

The Cruisers tried to bounce back from that loss when they took on the Franklin Pierce Cardinals on Wednesday.

The Cardinals avenged their earlier 15-7 loss by downing the Cruisers, 9-8.

Eatonville lost the lead late in the game after leading 8-5.

Meyer drove in four runs for the Cruisers while going 3-5 at the plate. He hit a single, double and triple in the game. He was only a home run away from hitting for the cycle. In baseball, hitting for the cycle is the accomplishment of one batter hitting a single, a double, a triple and a home run in the same game.

The Cruisers finished out the week on Friday with a trip up to Enumclaw to take on the Hornets.

The Cruisers had hoped to get a split in the series after dropping their earlier game, 12-1. Hornet pitcher Ethan Thomas had other ideas.

Thomas mowed down the Cruisers with nine strikeouts on his way to throwing a perfect game to pick up a 10-0 win in a mercy rule-shortened game.

Thomas struck out nine of the 15 batters he faced, allowing zero runs and zero walks.

Next up: The Cruisers will take on the Steilacoom Sentinels today and finish the week by hosting the Foss Falcons.


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