Saturday, May 20, 2017
New Castle High School
New Palestine High School
Trojans Loses Lead Early in Defeat
Trojans watched the game slip away early and couldn’t recover in a 5-2 loss to New Palestine on Saturday. New Palestine scored on a single by Smith in the first inning, a groundout in the first inning, and a single by Rusche in the second inning.
New Palestine took an early lead in the first inning. Smith singled on the first pitch of the at bat in the first inning, scoring one run.
Gardner earned the win for New Palestine. He tossed six and a third innings, giving up two runs, five hits, and striking out six. David Bennett took the loss for Trojans. He pitched five innings, allowing five runs, six hits, and striking out three.
Tyler Howlett, Jared Heard, Bryce Pinkard, Nathan Hacker, and Janson Anderson all had one hit to lead Trojans.