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Paden City Wraps Up Baseball Season With Loss to Magnolia

By Staff | Jun 9, 2021

Ashton Little

Magnolia scored in the bottom of the first, and after Paden City tied the game in the top of the second the Blue Eagles took the lead for good with five runs over the next two innings on their way to a 9-4 win to end the Wildcats season on the Blue Eagles field, Friday June 4.

Paden City ended the contest with four runs on three hits and three errors. Magnolia scored nine runs on nine thits and committed three errors. Winning pitcher was freshman Colton Cisar who came on in relief of starter Silas McKeever in the fourth and recorded eight strikeouts and three walks.

Alec Chaplin took the loss for the Wildcats going five and two thirds innings striking out eight and walking one. Will McGinnis came oon in relief and pitched one and a third innings with one strikeout.

McGinnis singled and drove in a run as did Brandon Hizer. Joey Baker had a single for the Cats other hit. Silas McKeever singled and doubled and drove in a run for the Blue Eagles, while Brenden Mirandy added two singles and an RBI. Eli Miller singles, doubled and drove in a run as well, while Kaleb Starkey got an RBI on a fielders choice.

Paden City ended their season with a (4-12) record. Coach Brent Croasmun said, “It was a difficult year for us as we didn’t have much experience going into this year. Some of our players had a limited number of practices before we started playing games, and the year layoff from baseball was a factor in our struggles to win. The boys battled and played hard. I’m proud of them for fighting through all the adversity to get this season in. We went through a lot of growing pains.”

Cameron edges Paden City in sectional play

Cameron scored a run in the first and second innings on Tuesday, June 1, in a Region 1 Section 1 baseball game played at Cameron to defeat the Wildcats 2-1 in a close contest.

Cameron’s first run was scored in the first inning when Isaac Ball singled and knocked in Nathan Haeberle who had doubled. Their second run scored on an error in the second inning.

Paden City’s run scored when Alec Chaplin scored in the sixth when Joey Baker struck out and the catcher dropped the ball, and then made a throwing error to first base.

Paden City Coach Croasmun said, “Freshman, Ashton Little, pitched very well for us. This was his first start of the season. He had been very effective as a relief pitcher, and I decided to give him the start. He responded with 6 innings pitched, and kept us in the game. The whole team battled but fell short. We have struggled hitting the ball this year.”

The Wildcats had three hits in the game and committed two errors. Will McGinnis singled, Brandon Hizer drilled a double, and Scott Lavoie added a single. Cameron was held to four hits and committed one error. Nathan Haeberle doubled and Isaac Bell had a pair of singles and an RBI.

Aston Little took the loss pitching six innings, with six K’s and two walks. Isaac Bell got the win for the Dragons throwing five innings, striking out 11 and walking three. Lance Hartley got the save for the home team pitching two innings, striking out five batters.