WWCS coasts on first inning success
By Robyn Rohde, BHG News Service
“We come out hitting the ball. We had four or five hits in the first inning and good plate appearances where we got a walk or two so we executed well there.” That’s how Washburn-Wilton-Center-Stanton coach Kip Erickson describes hit team’s first frame against Shiloh Christian in Region 8 baseball action last Friday. Through cloudy skies and misting rain, the Cardinals were able to jump on the defending region champions early and never looked back en route to their 8-6 win at the University of Mary campus. Leading the charge was Brett Schreiner who went 2-for-3 with two RBIs and two runs scored. Wendlin Berger also went 2-for-2 with two runs scored. In the first inning a pair of wild pitches put Schreiner in scoring position. Then Jared Hruby scored him on the RBI single. WWCS expanded the lead as Kirk Sailer blasted a two RBI double. It opened the floodgates as the Cardinals used the squeeze and smart base running to get ahead 6-0 in the frame.