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Columbia City stays undefeated on the diamond, beats Wawasee

April 13, 2012

Post and Mail photo / James Thomlison


COLUMBIA CITY — Columbia City’s baseball team remains undefeated after four games. The Eagles defeated Wawasee Thursday night, 6-1.

Though Columbia City posted a win, Columbia City Head Coach Zac Byerly said he’d hoped for more. Perhaps the reason the team is undefeated.

“I wish we had gotten some more offense,” said Columbia City Boys Baseball Head Coach Zac Byerly.

Pitcher Austin Clark, who got the win, pitched a complete game with six hits, one run, one earned, one walk and two strike-outs. The Warriors were not as fortunate. Seven of nine Columbia City batters got a hit.

Travis Herbst and Derek Lamle both got doubles, while Brandon Gay, Landon Rehrer, Connor Slavich, Jordan Bickle and Austin Clark all got hits. Gay, Rearer, Herbst, Lamle and Gary Ormsby all scored for the Eagles. Rehrer scored twice. Rehrer, Slavich, Bickle and Ormsby all recorded RBI’s in the contest.

Five Eagles struck out, but it wasn’t enough to contain them from taking an easy 6-1 victory over Wawasee.

Columbia City struck first, getting a run in the first inning, which was matched by Wawasee. The Eagles exploded in the third by getting three while holding Wawasee scoreless. Columbia City then scored again in the fourth and the sixth, all while holding the Warriors to 5-of-6 scoreless.

“When your offense isn’t all there, you really hope your pitching and defense step up, and that’s what happened tonight. Our pitching and our defense stepped up,” Byerly said.

The Eagles remain undefeated, moving to 3-0 on the season.

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