[March 19, 2014]
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MOUNT PULASKI — The Mount Pulaski Toppers
baseball team opened the 2014 season at home Monday afternoon with a
10-2 win over Decatur Lutheran School Association.
The game was tied 2-2 until
the bottom of the fifth inning, when Toppers DH Max VanRheeden had
the go-ahead run-scoring single that sparked an eight-run inning.
The offense was led by Blake Collier with three hits, while Michael
Lowery, VanRheeden, Will Stewart and Beau Collier each added two hits.
Starting pitcher Lowery went
three innings with nine strikeouts and allowed two runs. Winning pitcher Jordan Luczaj
went three innings, striking out four batters, and Blake Collier finished
up the final inning with two strikeouts.
The Toppers travel to Havana
on Thursday afternoon and play a doubleheader Friday night in
Jacksonville at Lenz Field.
Pictures and text by Teena Lowery