Tuesday, May 2, 2017
Louisville High School
Salem battled back from 2 different deficits and took the lead late only to see it slip away.
Sophomore pitcher Johnny McCoy pitched another strong game on Tuesday against Louisville but ended up with nothing to show for it. McCoy pitched 5 2/3 innings giving up 3 runs, walking 3 and striking out 3.
Louisville scored first in the third inning on an infield single with 2 outs by Brody Hahn.
The Quakers would tie it up in the 6th when Jake Maenz scored on a passed ball. Then with 2 outs, and 2 runners on base, Tyler Adams hit McCoy’s last pitch of the day to the fence in right field scoring 2 to grab a 3-1 lead.
Salem would battle back in the bottom of the 7th as senior Jerod Carner led off the inning with a double. Bickerton would follow with a walk and Carner would advance to third on a passed ball during the at bat. Sophomore Shawn Chappel would then get the Quakes on the board in the 7th with a single up the middle. Joey Watson would then strike out and Jake Maenz would follow with a walk. After Bryce Owen was robbed of a hit by the right fielder, freshman Ricky Enlow would come through with a 2 run single to give the Quakers the lead.
Sophomore pitcher Adam Wilson who had relieved Johnny McCoy in the 6th came back on for the 7th and got the first two hitters from Louisville thanks to a sliding stop and throw from Bickerton and a come backer to the mound. Then with 2 out and nobody on, a single and a walk gave Louisville 2 runners for Davis Burick who doubled in the game tying and winning runs.
Salem is now 8-12 on the year and 3-8 in the conference. The Quakers are scheduled to play Louisville at home on Thursday.