CHS Hall of Fame
Bats pile up 22 hits in lopsided win
May 7, 2012Crawfordsville High School
In a game that was never in doubt, the Athenians connected for 22 hits in a one-sided five-inning affair at Western Boone Thursday evening. After two innings, the score was 21-0 as Crawfordsville bumped its season tally to 8-5 (4-0 SAC).
In the first, the Athenians got 12 runs on 10 hits. In the second, after a quick first out, 11 straight batters reached as Crawfordsville notched nine runs on nine more hits.
Joel Hobson (2-0, 2.71 ERA) picked up his second win with three sharp shutout innings.
Every Athenian starter had at least two hits in the offensive outburst. From the top of the order, Caleb Rasmussen went 4-6 with 3 RBI and a home run. Jordan Jackson and Craig Brainard both had three hits, with Brainard coming up a double short of the cycle. The senior’s first career long ball was a no-doubter to dead center in the first inning. Fellow senior Mitchell Reeves, meanwhile, batted in three and had two doubles of his own. Logan Meadows had a pair of hits and four runs batted in from the eighth-slot.
In 2011, the Athenians outscored conference opponents by a gaudy margin of 157-7. So far this year, the ledger stands at 63-12.
Crawfordsville’s league dominance will be tested next when they visit 3A No. 4 Frankfort (8-2, 2-2 SAC) for an 11 o’clock contest Saturday morning. The Hot Dogs will be looking to bounce back after being swept by Lebanon in two close games this week.