MMCRU boys take 2 of 3
The Marcus- Meriden-Cleghorn Remsen Union baseball team finished their 2018 regular season with three games last week.
In their first game, Drew Woodall nearly led the Royals past Akron - Westfield as he went 3 for 4 with a triple to put the Royals in good position to win. Unfortunately the Royals could not bring him home on his one - out triple in the 5th inning. and the Westerners hung on for a 5-4 win. Five errrors in the first two innings cost the Royals as Akron scored three runs from those errors and eventually scored the game - winning run int he top of the 7th. Joel Johnson took the loss on the mound for the Royals though he only gave up one earned run.
In the Royals’ next game, against Harris-Lake Park, Tyler Whited pitched a complete game as he gave up no earned runs and struck out five batters to put the Royals up over the Wolves. by a score of 5-1.
"Tyler struggled the last time he pitched, it was great to see him step up this game and pitch like we know he can," said Royals’ coach TJ Schaefer. Leading the way offensively for the Royals was Joel Johnson, who went 2 for 3 and scored a run. "No one really stood out tonight, “ said Coach Schaefer. “This was a team effort and that is great to see going into districts."
The Royals’ last regular season game was a home game vs. CCE. It was senior night for the Royals, and seven seniors - Tristen Olson, Drew Woodall, Chris Schmid,Tyler Whited, Connor Sand, Zach Bonnstetter, and Morgen Overman - were honored.
Morgen Overman was the winning pitcher, allowing no hi said Coach Schaefer. The Royals were led by Chris Schmid, who hit a pair of doubles and drove in three runs. "Chris has been our team anchor since his sophomore year, I'm very proud of all he's accomplished throughout his career,” said Schaefer. Jordan Marks went 3 for 3 in the contest ,scoring three runs, and Morgen Overman and Dean Jenness each went 2 for 3 in the contest.
"These seniors are a special group of guys, they have done so much to build this program from the ground up and they will be sorely missed," said Coach Schaefer.