BA: Dragons blitz Bulldogs
May 9, 2014By Andrew Smith of New Palestine High School
The New Palestine baseball team blitzed Batesville 15-1 Thursday afternoon in a five-inning game.
The Dragons scored three runs in the first, but exploded later in the game. They made it 5-0 in the third, then tallied seven runs in the fourth and three in the fifth to end the game early via the mercy rule.
Evan Vance threw a three-hit complete game, striking out two, to get the victory on the mound.
At the plate, Keegan Watson was 3-3 with a double and a run scored. Cameron Clark and Connor Swain each had two hits, two runs and three RBI. Clark also hit a double. Nick Butcher and Jason Hall-Manley each had two hits, a run and two RBI, with Hall-Manley hitting a double. Cody Chandler also had two hits sand a run scored. Steven Clark had an RBI hit, and Zach Biddle scored twice and drove in a run. NP outhit Batesville 14-3.
The Dragons are now 12-7 on the season. They visit Martinsville on Friday, then travel to Fishers on Monday.