Pirates walk way to 11-0 victory over St. John-Endicott

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ENDICOTT, Wash. — Pomeroy High School collected eight hits here Tuesday afternoon in a non-league prep baseball game, but only a couple figured into the day’s scoring.

However, the Pirates took advantage of 11 free passes and walked to an 11-0 victory over St. John-Endicott. It was the second win of the season for Pomeroy, which takes a 2-11 overall record and a 0-4 Southeast 1B District mark into Saturday’s home league doubleheader against Colton.

Pomeroy broke open a scoreless game with four runs in the third inning on six walks and an error. Cade Gingerich, Jared Sturm, Sam Lindekugal and Eric Wade all drew bases-loaded walks in the inning.

That was it until the sixth inning when Pomeroy tacked on seven runs on the strength of four walks, two Eagles errors and a pair of base hits. Gingerich’s second single of the game loaded the bases and Kyle Hyer’s single drove in two runs, Taylor Lewis and Bryan McGreevy drew bases-loaded walks, and Adam Harris was credited with an RBI on his infield grounder.

“We took advantage of their wild pitching,” said Pomeroy coach Dave Boyer, who was more inclined to talk about Havin Heytvelt’s pitching.

“Havin pitched a heckuva game,” the coach said. “He allowed only five hits, struck out three and gave up only one walk, and he kept them off balance. They were grounding out and popping up. And we made all the routine plays.”

Pomeroy 11, St. John-Endicott 0

Pomeroy 004 007 — 11 8 1

St. John-Endicott 000 000 — 0 5 3

Heytvelt and Lewis; Wigen, C. Rice (3) and Hudson.

Hits — Pomeroy: Slaybaugh 2, Heytvelt, Gingerich 2, McGreevy, Lindekugel, Hyer; SJE: Stubbs, Smith 2, White, B. Rice.

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