It was Opening Day for the 2021 Season for the Baseball team on Friday night, and the Eagles bats were hot as Adams and Michigan City combined for 30 runs, but it was the host Eagles who came out on top, defeating the Wolves 20-10.
The Eagles would score their 20 runs off of 10 hits ,all while committing only 1 error. Ray Calhoun came up big for Adams offensively, driving in 5 runs throughout the game on 3 hits. The eagles would play strong, going on to score at least 1 run in each inning.
Adams had a strong 1st inning,, scoring 3 runs to take the early lead. Adams loaded up the bases and in the ensuing plays, Bryce Martens, Josh Allen, and Calhoun would all score on hits from Vian Mariani and Nate Bolin.
The second inning was tough for the Eagles, as Adams allowed 8 runs in the inning before Allen came in to relieve pitch, eventually silencing the Michigan City bats. In the bottom of the inning, Adams would begin to claw back, scoring 1 run from Diego Cardenas.
The Eagles had a big third inning of their own, taking back the lead and going on to score 7 runs. With two runners on, Tre Fonseca hit a hard ground ball allowing both Mariani and Brenden Foster to score on the place. Later, Fonseca would go on to score himself off of a wild pitch.A base hit from Allen brought in Cardenas, and in the next at bat, a Calhoun double on a fly ball allowed Martens and Allen to score. Calhoun would score the last run of the inning.
Adams earned 3 more runs in the 4th inning to take command of the game, never looking back. Runs from Cardenas, Martens, and Allen were all brought in from hard hits from Allen and Calhoun respectively.
In the top of the 5th, Michigan City would earn 2 more runs, but Adams looked to put it away in the bottom by run rule, and that the Eagles would do. Adams added 6 more runs, where Foster, Peppers, Fonseca, Jordan, and Calhoun all rounded the bases. With 2 outs remaining, Adams would score 2 runs, and then, with the winning run on third, a wild pitch allowed Drew Stultz to spring in to score the final run of the game.
Allen was the winning pitcher for Adams, allowing only 2 runs on 4 hits over 4 innings all while striking out 3 and allowing 0 walks.