GREENVILLE – The Greenville varsity baseball team dropped a Saturday double header to the Tri-County North Panthers losing game No. 1 10-2 and falling 4-3 in extra innings in game two.
Tri-County took advantage of a two-out single and a double to take a 1-0 first inning lead in the opening game of the twin bill.
The visitors used four second-inning walks, two singles and a double to push six runs across the plate taking a 7-0 lead over the Green Wave after two at-bats.
North made it a 10-0 game scoring three runs in the top of the third inning with the aid of four walks and a double.
A Greenville pitching change had the Wave keeping the Panthers off the board over the final four-innings of the contest.
Two Green Wave runs in the bottom of the fifth-inning prevented a Tri-County run rule victory making for a Panthers’ 10-2 first game win as neither team would dent the plate over the final two innings.
The Panthers took a 1-0 lead in the top of inning No. 2 in game two before Greenville pushed three runs across in the bottom of the third-inning to lead 3-1.
A Wave error, a hit batsman and a walk loaded the bases with Panthers in the top of the sixth-inning with one out allowing a 6-to-4 fielder’s choice to score North’s second run of the game with the Wave holding a slim 3-2 lead going to the seventh-inning.
The Panthers used a seventh-inning single and a Greenville throwing error to tie the game at 3-3 in the top of the inning.
Greenville put runners on second and third with one out in the bottom of the seventh but was unable to push a run across sending the game to extra innings.
A Tri-County North sacrifice fly to right in the top of inning No. 8 gave the Panthers a 4-3 lead that would be the final score as the Wave would go quietly in the bottom of the inning.
Coupled with a Friday night 4-3 road loss to Huber Heights Wayne, the Wave’s season record drops to 1-6 with the Green Wave’s lone win coming in game one against Marion Local.
Greenville plays Vandalia-Butler in a 5:00 pm matchup Monday at home with a Tuesday 5:00 pm game at Butler’s home field.
Troy comes to town Wednesday to complete a game that was called this past Wednesday due to lightning and rain with the score tied at 0-0. Greenville travels to Fairborn for a 5 pm Friday game at Skyhawk Stadium.