The bats came alive for the Adams baseball team on Tuesday night don in Bremen as the Eagles defeated the Lions 19-6. Adams was led by Junior Ben Thompson who drove in 5 runs on 3 hits for the night, hitting doubles in the 3rd and 4th innings to help secure the win for Adams.
The game took a swing for Adams beginning in the 2nd inning when Adams took the early 4-0 lead. A single from Quintin Ruscio Atkinson would drive in Zach Grey to score the first run of the game. Ruscio Atkinson would score himself later after a single from Carsen Sult. Sult and Evan Kroll would score the last two runs of the inning after a single from Josh Allen.
The 3rd inning was especially big for Adams with 7 runs scored. Ruscio Atkinson batted in Brendon Foster off of a double, all while putting himself and Bryce Martens in scoring position as well. Martens, Ruscio Atkinson, and Kroll would all score through the inning as well. In Thompson’s appearance at the plate, he hit his first double of the night, brining in Sult and Tyler Rajski to score. Thompson would score the final run of the inning after and RBI from Foster, taking the Eagles to the 11-1 lead.
The Eagles did not stop in the 4th inning either, adding 5 more runs. Ray Calhoun would hit a double and eventually was batted in by Allen. Allen and Jacaar Watkins would score on Thompson’s second double of the evening and Thompson himself would score another run after a double by Grey. Grey would score the last run of the fourth, taking the lead to 16-1.
Adams secured the win in the 5th inning to end the game, but not without some excitement. With bases loaded, Allen hit a sacrifice fly allowing Rajski to score. With two on, Thompson would hit a single to allow Calhoun to score and eventually Watkins would get the last run of the game for the Eagles.
Josh Allen was also the winning pitcher for Adams, pitching the entire 5 innings of the game allowing 8 hits, 6 runs, and striking out 5 batters.
Adams is now 6-5 for the season and have a Northern Indiana Conference record of 4-2.
The Eagles play on Wednesday evening at Mishawaka Marian to play an NIC game.