BROWNSBURG — Behind a couple of offensive spurts and a pair of home runs, host Brownsburg defeated Ben Davis 10-0 in five innings on Wednesday.
“We got off to a little bit of a sluggish start and their pitcher kept us off balance a little bit,” Brownsburg coach Eric Mattingly said. “We kind of found our stride through late. We got some guys in who haven’t played a whole lot this year and they attacked the ball aggressively and ran the bases well. I was very pleased all-around offensively.”
Ben Davis’ Sean Boswell led off the game with an infield single, and advanced to third with a stolen base and ground out, but he was stranded there.
Brownsburg took advantage of an opportunity in the bottom-half of the frame. Tyler Houston singled to right with one out. Then Jacson McGowan and Cody Gill were hit by pitches to load the bases, before Sam Comer was hit by another to push Houston across the plate. Ben Davis starter CJ Vaughn was able to get off the hook with only the one run, as he was able to strand the other three.
The Giants got two more on base in the second, and loaded the bases in the third, but all were stranded as well.
“I felt that the game was going how we needed it to go for about four innings,” Ben Davis coach Aaron Kroll said. “We were in it, and I think that we had chances early with guys on base, and we could not get a big hit. The game could have been drastically different if we could have broken through in the third inning.”
Houston led off the third with a walk and advanced to third on a two-base throwing error by Vaughn. Gill drove him in with a sacrifice fly to give Brownsburg a 2-0 lead.