By Bill Bray
FREMONT – After defeating state power St. John’s 5-1 in extra innings Thursday to open their season, the Little Giants added two more wins to end the week unblemished at 3-0.
Bellevue was the second victim of the Giants with a 2-1 result. Both teams scored the three runs in the sixth inning of play. Designated hitter, Scout Mosser, had two hits including one RBI. Freshman Karson Kayden had the other hit as he and Mosser each drove in runs to help the Giants to the win. Kayden was the winning pitcher hurling 58 strikes on his 92 pitches. He allowed three hits giving up one run while striking out six.
After the two big wins during the week, the Giants came home to the friendly confines of Alumni Field Saturday to demolish Fostoria.
The Giants used many varsity and junior varsity players in the 17-0, five inning victory. Starters Adam Hrynciw, Brayden Guhn, Devin Wright, and “Hondo” Melchor had two hits apiece for the red-hot Giants. Melchor led in the RBI department with three. Hrynciw, Guhn, Devin Wright and Owen Wright batted in two runs each. Mason Durnwald was on the mound and went the complete game with a two-hit shut out win.
“We couldn’t ask for a better way to start the season,” coach Jared King said. “The kids have had great attitudes and shown a lot of resilience. Multiple guys have stepped up to make plays defensively in key situations. The pitching has been outstanding. We need to continue to work on squaring more pitches up with guys in scoring position. But it will come with reps,” King continued. “We have a tough schedule and have told the kids not to get complacent. We need to remain focused and play with energy. If we can do that then it should be a fun spring.
Bowling Green is the next hurdle as they come to Alumni Field Monday.