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COLUMBIA CITY â€” Columbia Cityâ€™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 heâ€™d hoped for more. Perhaps the reason the team is undefeated.
â€śI wish we had gotten some more offense,â€ť 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 RBIâ€™s in the contest.
Five Eagles struck out, but it wasnâ€™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.
â€śWhen your offense isnâ€™t all there, you really hope your pitching and defense step up, and thatâ€™s what happened tonight. Our pitching and our defense stepped up,â€ť Byerly said.
The Eagles remain undefeated, moving to 3-0 on the season.
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