GREENVILLE – The Arcanum ACME baseball team defeated Greenville ACME 6-1 in a Tuesday night game at Greenville’s Sater Park.
“Wade Meeks threw really well,” said Arcanum coach Justin Rench. “He gave us a good five innings then Brody (Williams) came in and did a nice job. He was throwing fastballs, spots, good off-speed pitches and kept them off balance.”
“Arcanum came out and played a good game,” said Greenville coach Ryan Eldridge. “Their pitcher threw a good game, had a pretty good curve ball and the kids couldn’t adjust to it. It’s a learning curve for our players.”
Arcanum took an early 3-0 lead in the top of the second inning of play taking advantage of a Greenville error to plate two unearned runs.
“We had one inning where we had some mental mistakes and cost us a couple runs,” Eldridge stated. “Had a couple errors here and there.”
Greenville scored a single run in the bottom of the fourth to make it a 3-1 game only to have Arcanum add two runs in the top of the sixth with the big hit a deep double down the right field line off the bat of Grant Delk.
“Grant had a couple hits tonight – that double was huge later on in the inning,” Rench noted. “Put us in a good position to score some extra insurance runs there at the end.”
Arcanum would pick up a run in the top of the seventh to close out scoring on the night to earn the 6-1 win.
Wade Meeks picked up the win tossing five innings with Brody Williams pitching two inning of shutout ball in relief.
Greenville’s Cole Francis pitched well in a losing cause while taking the loss.
“Cole Francis came out and threw a great game, couldn’t ask any more from him,” Coach Eldridge said. “We had one inning where we had some mental mistakes and cost us a couple runs.”
PHOTO CAPTION: Wade Meeks picks up a win for Arcanum ACME in win over Greenville ACME. (Gaylen Blosser photo)