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1 week ago

Mens Varsity Baseball vs. Cathedral HS School

Game Date
Apr 6, 2021

Darkness causes Olympians, Irish to finish in tie

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Tuesday night’s baseball game between Columbus East and Class 4A No. 7 Cathedral had more walks and errors than hits combined in the game.

But the Irish made one last push.

Cathedral scored five runs in the top of the sixth inning to take the lead. In the bottom half of the inning, the Olympians came back to tie the game.

In the end, it was the fading sun that won out, and thus, the game was called and the teams finished in 7-7 tie after six innings.

"We’ve just got to avoid that big inning. That’s been the downfall of our losses this year," East coach Jon Gratz said. "We kept battling at the plate. I thought we did well on the bases."

Olympians starter Kaden Wise pitched four innings and surrendered two runs on three hits, four walks and struck out five. Will Boyer came on in relief, going two innings with three hits, a walk and two strikeouts.

Wise was taken out from the game due to his pitch count and ended up throwing 87 pitches.

"He was all right. His command is getting back," Gratz said. "He’s kind of struggled early on here with command, and you could tell he was getting it back there today. I think he’ll be fine."

The teams were tied 1-1 after the first inning. East (1-2-1) scored three in the second. Logan Christophel, T.J. Barkhimer, Wise and Will Rieckers all produced hits in the inning for a 4-1 lead.

The Olympians scored a run in the fourth after a Rieckers RBI-single, and another in the fifth to go ahead 6-2 after the Irish put a run on the board in the fourth inning.

Cathedral (3-0-1) started the top of the sixth with a hit by pitch, and then went to second on a passed ball. A walk and then a throwing error scored the first run of the inning. The bases were loaded following a short single by Will Phillips. An RBI-single by Chris Gallagher and a two-run triple by Camden Jordan put the Irish ahead 7-6.

Parker Harrison started off the bottom half of the sixth with a walk and later advanced on a groundout to first. Josh Luedeke produced the RBI-single to end the game in the tie.

For East, Rieckers went 2 for 4 with an RBI, Wise was 1 for 3 with an RBI and run scored, Luedeke 1 for 3 with an RBI and Harry Major 1 for 2 with an RBI and run scored.

"Ending in a tie is obviously not fun in the game of baseball, but they’ll come back and be ready to go (today)," Gratz said. "They’re a resilient group. They’re work and get better (today) and keep going."

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