Wheaton earns road win at SW

Thursday, April 14, 2011

The Wheaton Bulldogs ended Southwest's home winning streak with a 7-1 victory at Washburn on Tuesday, April 5.

Kyle Robbins pitched a masterful game, striking out eight Trojans with a repertoire that included a nasty curveball. Robbins gave up only five hits while earning the complete-game victory.

The Bulldogs pounded out 11 hits against Southwest's Jake Shrum. The Trojans also committed four costly errors in the field.

Wheaton plated three runs in the top of the first inning, taking advantage of three Southwest miscues. Darren Medley rapped an RBI single to open the scoring for the Bulldogs.

Ty Hackett led off the home half of the first with a double and then scored when Tyler Ferguson hit into a fielder's choice. Ferguson's RBI produced the only Southwest score of the contest, and Wheaton led 3-1 after one inning.

The Bulldogs extended their lead to 5-1 on a two-RBI triple by Robbins in the second inning and added an insurance run in the third when Tyler Musick singled and later scored on an error. Musick also scored the final run of the game in the top of the fifth inning. He led off with a single and came home when Steven Hendrix singled to right field.

Jason Webb's Bulldogs boarded the bus with a 7-1 Ozark 7 Conference victory.

East Newton 12,

Southwest 2

On Thursday, the Trojans dropped a second-consecutive home contest, losing to the East Newton Patriots, 12-2. Big Colby Brown struck out eight as the Pats run-ruled the Trojans in five innings. Austin Evans took the loss for Southwest.

With East Newton already leading 2-0 in the top of the third inning, Cody Bunch crushed an Evans' pitch over the left field fence for two more runs and a 4-0 lead. In the fourth inning, Blake Hill, who had twice been beaned by Evans, ripped a two-RBI double to build an 8-0 lead.

Southwest got on the board in the bottom of the fourth. Both Ferguson and Evans delivered RBI singles. The Patriots scored four more runs in the fifth, highlighted by a Gus Werries homer to the same spot as Hill's.

Southwest falls to 2-6 with the loss.

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