Photo by Greg Maxey.
Salem Scores Early and Often In Win At Breese CentralBREESE - The Salem Wildcats (4-2) jumped out to an early lead on Breese Central and captured a 12-3 win on Wednesday afternoon on a chilly day in Clinton County.
Returning to the place where head coach Brian Lipe got his first career win at SCHS, there were a couple more firsts yesterday.
Sedrick Hill earned the complete game win, his first as a varsity Cat.
"We played five games last week and needed Sedrick to go deep. Not only did he go the whole game, but he earned his first win and that's big for him and our team," said Lipe.
Hill threw all seven innings allowing no earned runs, seven hits and two walks while striking out four.
Eight runs in the first three innings allowed Salem to put the game away early.
Lipe added, "I feel like we are taking quality at-bats so far this season, and I really like our approach at the plate as well."
Nick Conklin grounded out in the first inning to score the first Wildcat run, followed by a solo home run from senior first-baseman TJ Alberson, his first as a varsity player as well.
Mason McIntosh added an RBI double in the 2nd followed by an RBI single from Zach Tate helped the Cats put some runs on the board early.
Brandon Richter ended up on the wrong side of the pitching decision, charged with the loss. He allowed 8 runs in 2.2 innings, walked 2 and struck out 1.
Salem got four more runs in the third inning. A double by Sam Beavin ignited the offense plating Conklin. Beavin would eventually come around on a double steal to swipe home.
Salem added 3 more runs in the top of the fifth.
Joe Tolliver played a great third-base and finished with 2 hits and 2 RBI, McIntosh, Conklin, Evan Maxey and Alberson each finished with 2 along with Tate and Beavin.
Salem is back in action Thursday afternoon when they host the 0-2 Orphans.
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