Wed April 4, 2012
By Trace Fowler
MIAMISBURG- Fairborn (4-3) and Miamisburg (1-2) were familiar with another as the GWOC schedulehad them facing off two consecutive days. Miamisburg was looking to finish the sweep at Toadvine Field; however Fairborn was looking to strike back after their 11-1 loss on Monday.
Miamisburg starting pitcher Zachary Ryan, a 6-foot, 200-pound senior took the ball and also brought out a few radar guns as well, and rightfully so. Ryan's fastball was consistently 85-87 mph, with a sharp breaking ball and useful change up to boot .
The Seahawks didn't get any memo about the Vikings ace as they rallied to plate 6 runs in just 4 innings against Ryan, as he was plagued with subpar defense behind him.
In the first, Fairborn dinted the plate twice after a bases loaded two out infield error.
Fairborn then extended their lead to 6 on a forgetful second inning for the Vikings. A lead off single, followed by a hard hit ground ball, in which took a tough hop for Miamisburg third baseman, set the stage for Brad Hall. Hall laced a line drive to left extending the lead to 4-0. After a hit by pitch, Andy Escoffier walked, and a wild pitch later the lead swelled to 6. Ryan would hold Fairborn scoreless in his final two innings of work.
Meanwhile while Ryan was receiving most of the attention, Fairborn starter Jaycen Newsome was busy hanging up zero, after zero. Miamisburg did however have some oppertunities against the Seahawk hurler in three consecutive innings.
In the second, Newsome hit a pair and walked one to load the bases with nobody out. He then struck out the side to end the dangerous threat. The Vikings again received help in the third as a lead off infield error, followed by another Newsome hit batter and a passed ball left an opening for a comeback. Newsome quickly fanned two, and snared a hard come backer to dodge another bullet. Miamisburg would once again have a pair of runners in scoring position, only to see Newsome fan two Viking hitters and end yet another opportunity.
The score would remain the same until, yes that's right, Newsome doubled to extend the lead to 8-0. Jason Mooreman would drive in Newsome, turning the contest into a route. Fairborn would tack on another run late to make the final Fairborn 10, Miamisburg 0.
The lopsided score however didn't take away from the impressive start by Jaycen Newsome. The junior right-hander finished the game with 11 strikeouts, while displaying impressive composure during the Viking threats.
Miamisburg returns to action at home, Thursday April, 5th at 5:00pm against Fairmont. While Fairborn hosts London at the beautiful Athletes In Action complex on Thursday April 5th, at 1:30pm.