ATHENA — Weston-McEwen coach T.J. Haguewood had planned to use much of his pitching rotation against Touchet Thursday in preparation for Saturday’s Special District 6 twin bill against Sherman County.
But Justin Burke and Lance Thacker teamed up to throw just 72 pitches in the TigerScots’ 5-1 victory over Touchet, and Haguewood’s plans changed.
“I was really pleased with our pitching,” he said. “I was planning on playing four or five guys (on the mound), but Justin threw strikes, and only had 42 pitches over four innings, and then Lance threw 30 pitches over three innings. It was really good to see.
“It was an efficient, effective — one of those clean baseball games,” Haguewood said. “It was one of those nice games. Defensively, we played well. We had a hiccup in the seventh, but other than that we played pretty good ball.”
The TigerScots opened the game with a first-inning run, and scored twice in the second and two more times in the fourth.
Touchet put up its run in the seventh.
W-M, now 10-4 overall, opens the league doubleheader against Sherman County Saturday at 11 a.m. .
WESTON-MCEWEN 5, TOUCHET 1
Touchet 000 000 1 — 1 3 2
W-M 120 200 x — 5 5 2
McKeown, Goucher (4) and J. Ortiz. L. Thacker, Burke (4) and Hall.
Hits — Tou: N. Ortiz, Martinez, Preciado. W-M: C. Thacker, Pease 2, Hall 2.