The final score was 7 to 1 in favor of Warwick over Ephrata. Yet the final score seemed incidental in this Section One, Section Two crossover game. It was just great to get out and watch a night game at War Memorial Stadium in weather suitable for baseball after a slow to heat up Spring.
But the game did matter to the Warriors, the Section One leaders and the Mounts who are tied for first with Solanco in Section Two. On the hill for Warwick was sophomore pitcher Tom Elliot. He ended up throwing a 3-hit, one run game for 6 innings, while striking out seven. Not bad for his first game ever as a varsity pitcher. He also got the first batter out in the 3rd, 4th, 5th and 6th innings. That’s how you win ball games. Imagine this on a team that also has a D1 Virginia Commonwealth baseball pitching recruit named Travis Reapsome. Late in the game, Elliot was getting stronger, stricking out the side giving up a single in between in the 5th.
The Warrior offense pounded out 15 hits. And their defense shined. The catcher Ian Hart earned his strips tonight, stopping a runner at the plate and throwing another out at second.
The Mounts (5-2 Sec 2, 6-2 L-L) scored first in the bottom of the second inning when Josh Gehman scored when Brandon Schwark was caught in a rundown between first and second base.
The Warriors (5-1 Sec 1, 6-2 L-L)came back in the top of the fourth after Seth Earle drove in two runs with a double. They went on to score at least one run in the final four innings. Interviews will be posted later and they include Tom Elliot and skipper Bob Locker. Copies of highlights are available simply email firstname.lastname@example.org