Astros over Indians 6-0

Game Played on 4/24/2018 5:30 PM at Cool 1
Results were reported on 4/25/2018 11:24 AM
GameID: 14501

Pitching for Astros Pitching for Indians
NameAgePitch Count
Timothy Donohoe946
Colin Desruisseaux935
NameAgePitch Count
Charlie Kent929
Jacob Linton932
Colson Cotter826
Jack Auen845

Spring has finally sprung and with that the beginning of the 2018 Minor’s division baseball season. It was the first game for both the Indians and the Astros with each team looking to get off to a hot start down at Coolidge.

Top One and the Astros would send veteran Tim Donohoe to the mound. Tim struck out three of the five batters he faced to get things going for the Astros. In the bottom of the first the Indians would answer with veteran right hander Charlie Kent who didn’t disappoint. Charlie struck out the first three batters he faced on just 14 pitches. End of one… Astros 0 …Indians 0

To the second we go, and Tim would find himself in a jam loading the bases with just one out. Jesse Dullea would step to the plate and smack the ball back up the middle but a great scoop by Tim for the force out a home helped keep the game scoreless. Tim would finish the night with 5K’s in two innings of work. Bottom two and back comes Charlie “fastball” Kent striking out the next three batters he faced. Charlie would not return but had positioned the Indians well retiring all six batters he faced.  End of two… Astros 0 …Indians 0

The Astros would turn the ball over to Colin Desruisseaux in the third who would make quick work of the Indians striking out three of the four batters he faced. Bottom three and lefty Jake Linton would take the mound for the Indians. After hitting and walking the first two batters Jake would settle in striking out three of the next five batters, but the Astros found a way for Cam Randazza to make his way around the base path for the lone run of the inning. Astros 1 …Indians 0

The fourth inning was all about the pitchers. Colin would return for the Astros and strike out the side. Not to be out done the Indians saw young Colson Cotter retire three of the five batters he faced all by way of the K. End of four… Astros 1 …Indians 0

With the sun setting the fifth inning would prove to be the last. An impressively low pitch count would see Colin back out to kick things off in the fifth and after just nine pitches his work was done retiring the side. In the bottom half of the fifth inning young Jack Auen would take over pitching duties for the Indians. Jack pitched well but solid plate discipline would see the Astros methodically draw walks and with the final at bat of the night Brayden Mahoney would step to the plate and clear the bases on the first pitch he saw. End of game… Astros 6 …Indians 0

Both teams battled hard from start to finish and made for an exciting game. Best of luck to both teams the rest of the season.