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Magnolia Gets Past Rival Tyler Consolidated

By Staff | Apr 20, 2016

Magnolia’s Nick Priem is greeted by his teammates after clearing the bases on a three-run home-run. Photo by Bruce Crawford

Magnolia raced out to an early 5-1 lead against Tyler Consolidated and held on for a 9-5 victory April 12 at George Mullett Complex in prep baseball action.

The Blue Eagles jumped out to a 2-0 lead in the bottom of the first, when Chase Miller started the opening stanza by being hit-by-a-pitch. He stole second, and went to third on a Tyler Anderson groundout. Derrick Blain was also hit-by-a-pitch and stole second. After another groundout, Brandon Mason chased both Miller and Blain home on a double.

Anderson struck out two Tyler batters in the second, but gave up a seeing-eye single to Colby Buchanan. The Eagles went down in order in the bottom half of the second.

In the top of the third, Tyler West hit an 0-2 pitch for a stand-up double. He scored on a two-out double by Nate Lantz. After a leadoff flyout, the Eagles’ Anderson walked, and after Blain’s second straight single, Nick Priem sent one over the left-field fence for a three-run home run to give the Eagles a 5-1 advantage.

Magnolia scored two more runs in the fourth, one in the fifth and one in the sixth. In the fourth, Joe Ledergerber opened up with an infield single, and Miller reached first on an error. Both were chased home on an Anderson triple.

In the top of the fifth, the Knights scored a run. Baker doubled and raced home on a Nate Lantz base-hit to pull to within 7-2, heading into the bottom of the fifth.

In the bottom half, Zach Haught reached first on an error. He raced to third on the attempt to get him out at first on the throw. Patrick Mirandy pinch ran for Ledergerber and scored on a Daulton Prichard groundout.

Anderson struck out three in the top of the sixth. In the sixth, however, the Eagles’ Chase Miller singled, stole second and raced to third on a groundout by Anderson. He scored on a Blain single.

The Knights made things interesting in the seventh. West and Colby Lash each singled. Baker plated both on a double and would later score on a Dylan Roberts’ single.

Anderson went the distance to get a win, striking out seven and walking two. Roberts took the loss for the state-ranked Silver Knights. He struck out three and walked three in three innings of work, while Hall struck out four in three innings. Luke Daugherty pitched the final two innings but didn’t strike out a batter.

Baker singled and doubled twice while knocking in a pair of runs to lead the Knights at the plate. Lantz singled, doubled and knocked in a run, while West singled and double. He scored twice.

For the Eagles, Priem homered and plated four runs, while Anderson tripled and knocked in two. Blain singled twice and plated a run, while Mason singled, doubled and knocked in one run.

In addition, Miller singled, stole two bases and scored three times, while Ledergerber and Tanner McAdams each got a base-hit.

North Marion Bests Magnolia, 9-5

The Huskies routed Magnolia pitching in the first inning, scoring five runs en-route to a 9-5 victory in high school baseball at Marion County April 16.

Blain led the way offensively with a pair of singles, while Ledergerber knocked in a pair on a double. In addition, Dylan Connors lined a single and belted a double.

Blue Eagles Edge Cadets, 7-6

Magnolia plated four runs in the second inning, and never looked back in besting the Fort Frye Cadets, 7-6, in baseball action April 15 at George Mullett Complex.

After falling behind, 2-0 heading into the bottom of the second, where they scored four times to take the lead, they never relinquished.

The Eagles added one more in the third and two more in the fifth to make a winner of Chase Miller, with Derrick Blain getting the save.

Miller and Blain helped themselves out at the plate with an RBI single, and a two RBI single, respectively. Tyler Anderson, single and tripled, while knocking in a pair of teammates.

In addition, Nick Priem, Tanner McAdams, Zach Haught and Joe Ledergerber each belted two-hits, while Priem plating a run.

Knights Crown Blue Eagles, 17-3

Wheeling Central lit up the George Mullett Baseball Complex with 17 runs on 10 hits to drop Magnolia, 17-3, in baseball action April 14.

Two straight walks and a home run gave the visitors a quick 3-0 lead. The score stood at 7-0 before Magnolia scratched out a run in the bottom of the second.

The Maroon Knights added four more runs in the third, three in the fourth and three more in the fifth, while the Eagles only posted a two spot in the fourth. Brandon Mason opened up the fourth with a double and crossed the plate on a Tanner McAdams double. McAdams would score the Eagles final run on a William Nice base hit.

Derrick Blain paced the Eagles’ six-hit attack with a pair of singles, while Mason and McAdams doubled and Nice had an RBI single. Nick Priem took the loss. He struck out two and walked three, while Garrett Price struck out two and walked two. Nice finished the game, striking out one.