Mount Pulaski Junior High Baseball Team falls to Maroa-Forsyth 13-0 in season opener

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[August 15, 2017]    Mount Pulaski vs. Maroa Forsyth


Maroa-Forsyth 13
Mount Pulaski 0

Maroa jumped out to a first inning lead on the power of a 2-run HR. Mount
Pulaski avoided further damage by turning a double play on a comebacker to starting pitcher Evan Cooper, who tossed to shortstop Gavin Smith for one out before Gavin relayed to first baseman Jackson Fricke to complete the twin killing.

Maroa scored four more times in the second inning while showing off a high
powered Jr. High offense. The game stood at 7-0 when a diving catch by MP left fielder Lane Murphy resulted in yet another double play when the Maroa runner strayed from second base during the "play of the day catch."

The game remained at 7-0 until the sixth inning. In that frame, Maroa's big
offense put up six more runs.

Ironically, MP completed yet another double play when Jackson Fricke snared a bullet of a line drive and then touched third base before the Maroa runner could get back. In total, the play was the fourth double play completed by a MP defense that committed zero errors in the game.

Evan Cooper took the loss for MP and also had the only MP hit of the game.
MP's three pitchers threw a strike on the first pitch 68 percent of the time. Offensively, MP hitters struck out seven times.

MP is now 0-1 on the new season and travel to Mason City for a date with
Illini Central on Wednesday at 4:15 p.m.

[Information provided by Coach Gale Clark]


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