It came down to the last play, but HSE Varsity was on the wrong end of an 8-5 defeat to Brownsburg on Wednesday.
HSE fired up the offense in the first inning, when Noah Wolf got things started with single in his first at bat. J.T. Mutchner singled on a 0-1 count, scoring Wolf. Landon Riekhof scored the other run in the inning on a single line drive to centerfield. In the top of the sixth inning, Peyton Lusby hit a solo home run to left field. Cole Earlewine also added 2 hits for the Royals.
Eli Lantz took the loss for the Royals. Lantz allowed two hits and four runs over one inning, striking out one and walking one. John McCall started the game and lasted three and two-thirds innings, allowing one hit and one run while striking out three. Sam Reagan also did some work in relief. He threw for one and one third innings, allowing five hits and 3 runs, walking one and striking out two.
HSE will look to even the series tomorrow night when Brownsburg will travel to Ken Seitz Field. Game time is 6:00 pm