RICHMOND — A winless season ended Wednesday evening for a young Tri High School baseball team as it fell 16-0 in five innings to fellow Tri-Eastern Conference school Union City in the opening game of Class A Sectional 56, hosted by Seton Catholic at McBride Stadium.
The Indians improved to 8-13 and moved on to today’s 5 p.m. semifinal game against tourney-host Seton Catholic, who defeated Randolph Southern 4-2 in Wednesday’s second game.
Blue River Valley tangles with Cambridge City Lincoln in this evening’s second game.
The Titans finished the season with a 0-15 record.
Union City scored four runs in the top of the second inning, seven more in the third, and added five in the fifth for their 16 runs.
The Indians had 10 hits in the contest but double that many total baserunners, as four batters reached base on walks, three on errors, and three more when they were plunked by pitches.
Hunter Clay, Corbin Richards, Hunter Reagan, Zack Fulk, Erik Terriquez, Owen Dowler, and Jude Connor scored two runs apiece for Union City, and Brenden Wright and Camden LaFuze crossed the plate once each.
Clay, Fulk, and Terriquez had two hits apiece for the Indians, and Wright, Richards, Reagan, and Dowler had one each.
Union City stole eight bases, with Clay and Richards having two thefts apiece, and LaFuze, Reagan, Terriquez, and Dowler one each.
Once again, Titan batters couldn’t generate much offense, as Tri had only two baserunners on one hit and one walk. Union City played errorless baseball in the field.
Senior Reagan was the starting and winning pitcher, throwing 4 2/3 innings and giving up just the one hit and one walk while striking out nine Titan batters.
Freshman Dowler closed out the game, tossing 1/3 innings and recording a strikeout.
No individual parameters were made available for the Tri players.