After an 0-3 start to the season, Skyline’s varsity baseball team got on the winning track with a double header sweep over cross-town rival Huron High School, Mondayafternoon at Huron. The Eagles downed the River Rats 7-2 in the opener, and then blanked the Rats 3-0 in the night cap.
Jack Winger got the win for the Eagles in game one, pitching six solid innings, scattering eight hits, giving up only a pair of earned runs while striking out seven and walking none. Eamon Horwedel pitched a scoreless seventh to secure the Eagles first win of the young season.
Darryn Davis took the bump in game two, still recovering from the after effects of a stomach virus that forced him to miss Saturday’s double header in Allen Park, Davis completely silenced the River Rat bats, tossing a two-hit shutout for Skyline to finish off their sweep of Huron. Davis whiffed three, and walked three in his first outing of the season on the mound.
Leading the way offensively in game one for the Eagles were senior co-captains Jack Lehker and Jake Push, who collected three hits each. Fellow senior Andrew Fisher also cracked out a double for the Eagles. Junior Sean Haddlessey had a pair of hits for the Eagles, and joining him in the hit parade were, Darryn Davis, Eamon Horwedel, Nate Lasinski, and Jack Winger. Davis and Push each scored a pair of runs for the Eagles.
In game two, a strong pitching performance by Huron’s Brandon Cooper (13k’s, one hit) kept the Eagles chances to a minimum, but they made the most of their chances, scratching out runs with a little help by a couple of costly errors by the Rats. Senior Matthew Hagan knocked the only hit off of Cooper, and later in the inning, after Cooper was replaced, fellow senior Jack Lehker drove Hagan in with a single himself. Darryn Davis and Jack Winger (pinch runner) score the other runs for Skyline. Catcher Aidan Stead made the most of his opportunity behind the plate, keeping the Rats out of scoring position by throwing out a pair of would be base-stealers on back-to-back chances in the second inning.
Skyline finishes off their three game series at home on Wednesday at 4:30. Eamon Horwedel is slated to start for the Eagles against Huron’s Ben Chosid.