On Friday the Hawks’ offense was very active, scoring 21 runs on 14 hits. Along with the 14 hits the Hawks also managed 12 walks and hits batsmen during the game. East was led by senior Kyle Stoughton at the plate. The senior went 3-5 with a triple and 5 RBIs. Senior Michael Sprockett also had three hits during the game with 3 RBIs of his own. Sophomore Sam Pennix also added to the run total with 5 RBIs of his own, the sophomore went 3-4 with a 2B in the game. Defensively the Hawks had a strong pitching performance from sophomore Carson French. French threw five innings, allowing only five hits and seven total runs. In his five innings of work, the sophomore struck out six batters. Senior Logan Regg came into finish the game, throwing a scoreless 6th inning.
On Saturday the Hawks made up their previously snowed-out game against the Oak Hills Highlanders. The Hawks fell to the Highlanders 6-2.
Both teams came into the game tied for 1st place in the GMC. Both teams were able to score early in the game, with both teams counting a run in the 1st inning. The Hawks scored their run on a Michael Sprockett single that scored Nick Rabin, while the Highlanders scored on a throwing error by the Hawks. The Hawks added a 2nd run in the 4th inning when Jacob Finley scored Kyle Stoughton on his fielder’s choice groundout.
The Hawks were led offensively by Seniors Michael Sprockett and Kyle Stoughton. Both seniors were able to notch two hits during the game. Junior Evan Whiteaker took the loss for the Hawks. Whiteaker threw 5 innings, striking out 10 hitters and allowing only 4 hits. The junior surrendered 3 runs, all unearned.
With the loss, the Hawks dropped to 2nd place in the GMC.
The Hawks will face the Princeton Vikings at home on Monday, and rival Lakota West on Wednesday and Friday of this week. The Thunderhawks will celebrate their seniors before the fame against West on Wednesday.