SH downs Central in summer baseball

The Huskies summer baseball team defeated Central 13-9 at home on Thursday.

“That game was actually not as close as it looked,” Coach Matt Matuszak said. The Huskies gave up five unearned runs in the first two innings. Going into the last inning, the Huskies were ahead 13-5.

Central scored four more in the top of seven, he said.

The Huskies were shaky early on, Matuszak said, but they got the game under control.

Levi Marchbanks pitched 6-2/3 innings, Matuszak said. J.P. Williams got the last out.

At bat, Tyler Holly went 4-4.

At Stayton on June 22, the Huskies lost 5-4 in eight innings.

T.J. Sipe pitched a complete game, Matuszak said. “T.J. threw outstanding. He should have basically pitched a shutout.”

But the Huskies were running with a kind of JV defense, Matuszak said.

The Huskies trailed 4-1 after there innings. They brought in three runs in the sixth to tie the game 4-4.

Sipe’s work on the mound was the probably the stand-out performance of the game, he said. Sipe didn’t give up an earned run until the bottom of the eighth when Stayton knocked in a homerun for the win.

“He’s making a lot of strides this summer,” Matuszak said. “He’s starting to mature as a pitcher.”

The team’s pitching staff is looking good for next season, he said. The Huskies will have Sipe, Williams, Marchbanks and Gavin Kauffman.

The Huskies rematch Stayton at home tonight, Wednesday, and Monday they travel to Central and then Newport the following weekend.