Hornets sting Cruisers 3-2
After taking a week off, the Cruisers hosted the 2A Enumclaw Hornets and lost a close one 3-2 this past Friday.
Senior Ashton Meyer got the start on the mound for the Cruisers.
The Hornets wasted no time in scoring. They plated a run in the first inning when Dylan Watts doubled in Karson Holt to take a 1-0 lead.
Enumclaw scored again in the top half of the second when Casey Mergargle singled to left center and scored Emmit Otero, and then Holt drove home Mergargle as he reached on an error by the third baseman to take a 3-0 lead.
In the bottom of the second, Eatonville got on the board. Ashton Meyer reached base on an error, and then with two outs, Skylar Sharpy was hit by a pitch. That brought up Riley Storm. With two runners aboard, Storm sent a 2-1 pitch into right field to score both runners and pull the Cruisers within one run at 3-2.
Both teams held each other scoreless for the remainder of the game, and Enumclaw picked up the 3-2 win to improve to 5-1 on the season and dropped the Cruisers to 1-3.
Holt picked up the win for the Hornets with Garrett Chavis being credited with the save.
The Cruisers’ Ashton Meyer pitched two innings, giving up three runs on four hits and an error and walking two batters. He was credited with the loss.
Payton Hanly came in the game in relief and threw five scoreless innings, only allowing three hits and striking out three Hornet batters.
Eatonville was held to only three hits on the day. Storm went 1-3 with a single, driving in two Cruiser runs and swiped a base. Hanly went 1-2 with a single, and Meyer went 1-3 with a single and scored a run.
Next up, the Cruisers will travel the Elma to take on the Eagles at 4 p.m. Thursday before finishing off the week with a night game against the Spanaway Lake Sentinels at 7 p.m. at Cheney. Tickets for that game are $10 for adults and $5 for students. Tickets can be purchased at the Eatonville High School office with 100 percent of tickets sales going to Eatonville. They can be bought at the game, but those ticket sales will be split with the opposing team, so fans are encouraged to buy tickets at the EHS office.