The bats were hot for the Adams Baseball team on Thursday night, allowing the Eagles to surge to a 16-3 win at Elkhart Memorial.
Adams came out ready to play and it showed as the team scored in all five innings.
Starting things off for the Eagles Bryce Martens got in scoring position after walking and advancing off a several wild pitches. Martens would score the first run for Adams after Jaccar Watkins grounded out. Later on in the inning, with bases loaded, Brenden Foster walked, allowing Zach Grey to score.
Memorial would go to score 3 runs in the bottom of the first, briefly taking the lead, but it was all Adams after that.
In the second inning Watkins, Ben Thompson, Quintin Ruscio Atkinson, and Carsen Sult all singled, putting themselves and their teammates in scoring positions. Watkins, Grey, Thompson, Atkinson, and Tre Fonseca would all go on to score for the Eagles in the second.
The third was just as successful for Adams, with the team scoring 2 runs. It was all put in place by Watkins who hit a triple to lead things off in the inning. Watkins would go on to score on a passed ball. After a single from Brock Notestine, Grey was able to score, advancing from first.
In the fourth inning Jacob Hoffman would score off of a double from Martens. Watkins would single again allowing Martens to go on and score, Late in the inning Thompson hit a fly ball that turned out big for the Eagles; both Watkins and Grey would score.
With the end of the game in sight in the fifth inning and bases loaded with Josh Allen at the plate, two Eagles would score on wild pitches and passed balls. Atkinson and Foster scored two of the last three runs for Adams. After a sacrifice from Martens, Sult would score the final run for Adams.
Josh Allen was the winning pitcher for Adams, pitching 5 complete innings and striking out 5.
Adams ended the game with 16 runs, 12 hits, and 1 error while holding Elkhart Memorial to 3 run and 6 hits.
Adams is now 2-3 for the year. The Eagles will compete again on Monday April 15th when they travel to Mishawaka to continue Northern Indiana Conference action.