The Miami Trace Panthers varsity baseball team opened the 2016 season on a chilly Monday, March 28 with a home game against London.
Due to the late arrival of the Red Raiders, the teams were able to play six innings before dark.
Miami Trace won the game, 8-4.
Trevon Burnside started and pitched six innings for the win.
He allowed four runs (one earned) on five hits. He walked three and struck out 11.
King started and took the loss for London.
Miami Trace scored in every inning except the sixth.
The Panthers had 11 hits and four errors.
London committed three defensive miscues.
In the bottom of the first, Josh Morton led off with a single and Brady Wallace followed with a bunt single.
Mitchell Creamer hit into a fielder’s choice, putting runners on the corners.
Skyler McDonald grounded out, scoring Morton.
In the second inning, Drew Stevens led off with a single and went to second on a wild pitch.
Coby Hughes reached on an error with Stevens going to third.
Hughes stole second and Jacob Batson walked to load the bases.
Morton then hit a double, scoring Stevens and Hughes.
In the third inning, Stevens had a one-out single and then stopped at second on a following single by Hughes.
Both runners moved up on a wild pitch and Batson walked to load the bases.
Heath Cockerill reached on an error that scored Stevens.
In the fourth, the scoring continued for the Panthers.
Wallace led off with a single and stole second.
Creamer singled, moving Wallace to third. Creamer then stole second.
Wallace scored on a wild pitch.
McDonald reached on an error that allowed Creamer to score.
Trenton Harris was hit by a pitch and Stevens bunted both runners along.
Hughes followed with a single that scored McDonald, making it 7-2 after four innings.
London scored two in the fifth, but the Panthers got one of those runs back in the bottom of the fifth.
Wallace had a one-out single and went to second on a balk.
Creamer singled, moving Wallace to third. Creamer stole second and McDonald had a ground out to drive in Wallace, making it 8-4.
After a scoreless sixth inning, the game was called due to darkness.
Miami Trace will open SCOL play Wednesday at home against Chillicothe at 5 p.m.
Offensively for Miami Trace: Josh Morton, 2-4, 1 2b, 2 rbi, 1 run; Brady Wallace, 3-3, 1 sb, 1 bb, 2 runs; Mitchell Creamer, 2-4, 2 sb, 1 run; Skyler McDonald, 0-4, 1 run, roe, 2 rbi; Trenton Harris, 0-3, hbp; Drew Stevens, 2-2, 1 run, 1 sacrifice; Logan Robinson, 0-0, 1 run; Coby Hughes, 2-4, 2 sb, 1 rbi, 1 run; Jacob Batson, 0-0, 2 bb; Hunter Moore, 0-1, 1 sb; Kody Scott, 0-1; Heath Cockerill, 0-3.
L 002 020 x — 4 5 3
MT 121 310 x — 8 11 4
Reach Chris Hoppes at 740-335-3611, ext. 1104, or on Twitter @choppes1