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Devils Keep On Winning, Down Edgewood (Oh.) 12-2

Devils Keep On Winning, Down Edgewood (Oh.) 12-2
Written by 
Tate Russell
March 30, 2023

The Greeneville baseball team continued its winning ways on Wednesday as it took down Edgewood (Oh.) 12-2 to improve 11-0 on the year.

It was Greeneville’s third win this week after sweeping Cherokee in a District 2-3A series on Monday and Tuesday, but the schedule does not get any easier as the Devils will play six games in six days this week.

“Playing three days in a row is tough, especially for a young team,” Greeneville coach Andy Collins said. “But we came out here and took care of business. I love having a six-game week, it’s baseball. I hope this week helps the guys understand how much I love the game. It’s not about winning every time, it’s about going out and competing every day. I hope they take that away from this week.”

After Edgewood put the first run of the day on the board in the top of the first inning Greeneville plated two runs in the bottom of the frame to take a 2-1 lead.

Maddox Bishop led off the side by reaching on a walk and moved to third after a sacrifice bunt and a passed ball. Colton Richards then sent a line drive to left field to tie the game at 1-1.

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Carson Norris worked a walk to load the bases, and then Eli House was walked on four pitches to score Carson Quillen before Edgewood could get out of the inning.

The Greene Devils separated in the second inning by pushing four runs across the plate. Corbin Cannon led off the inning with an infield hit in which the first baseman pulled his foot off the bag reaching for the throw. Bishop was next up and on a hit-and-run he fired a double into the right center gap that scored Cannon.

Two walks loaded the bases and Norris knocked in Bishop on a sacrifice fly. House put a line drive into right field to score Parker Shipley. Then House forced a run down, feigning a steal of second, and that allowed Richards to steal home for a 6-2 lead.

Edgewood got one of those runs back in the third inning. Logan Kray started the side by reaching on a double to left field that the Devils lost in the sun. Troy Hall put him on third with a single through the left side and Kray scored on a wild pitch.

Greeneville’s lead increased to 10-2 in the fourth inning. After an error and two walks House sent a screamer past the third baseman for a two-run single. Kobe Mundy then placed a bunt in no-man’s land beyond the mound on the right side, making it to first before the defense could make a play for an RBI single.

House then scored on a passed ball before the Warriors could get out of the inning.

The game ended in the fifth inning after Richards scored from second on a failed pickoff attempt to first, and Norris scored on a bases-loaded walk.

Greeneville’s offense produced seven hits on Wednesday with Bishop going 2-for-2 with two doubles, two runs scored and two walks. House was 2-for-2 with four RBIs and two walks. Carson Quillen also had a double. Richards was 1-for-1 with three walks and three runs scored. As a team Greeneville walked 12 times on Wednesday.

On the mound Caden Fillers earned the win. In four innings he struck out four, walked three and allowed four hits. Cannon threw the final frame with one strike out and two hits allowed.

Greeneville will try to keep on winning, but things will not get any easier as they finish the week with three more games. On Thursday Greeneville will travel to Sullivan East, Friday they will take on Tennessee High, the No.1 ranked team in Class 3A according to the latest Tennessee Baseball Coaches Association poll, and on Saturday they will play Christiansburg, Va.

“The guys are getting a taste of winning right now, and I think it can be a snowball type thing. I think it builds on itself and hopefully it can keep going,” Collins said.

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