Carson baseball defeats Lassen
The Senators were able to overcome four errors as they received a solid pitching effort from Jake Rasner, Steve Weyrick, Jarrod Bone and Josh Camper. Weyrick pitched two innings for the win and Bone pitched a scoreless sixth inning in his only inning of work.
“I was very pleased with Steve Weyrick,” Carson coach Ron McNutt said. “He went out there and for two innings did a great job.
“I was pleased with all the kids how they pitched. It’s nice to go on the road and win a game like that.”
With Scott DeFriez and Willie Bowman bothered by sore shoulders and unable to pitch, Rasner, a freshman, was moved up to help fill the void. McNutt said he didn’t know if Rasner would stay up on the varsity, but a decision would be made soon.
In his varsity debut, Rasner allowed one earned run through three innings. He was staked to a 4-0 lead in the first inning, with Owen Brolsma belting a two-run double and Aaron Henry picking up an RBI single during the rally.
In the bottom of the first, Rasner struck out the first batter he faced, but then proceeded to load the bases. But showing excellent composure for a freshman, Rasner induced a double play to end the inning.
Jon Teeter moved Andrew James up to third with a sacrafice bunt and James scored on a wild pitch to give the Senators a 5-0 lead in the second.
But Rasner hurt himself with a throwing error in the third and Lassen scored three unearned runs to close to within 5-4.
Carson, though, answered in the fourth when Steve Hartman doubled and Carl Winter followed with an RBI single. Winter scored on a wild pitch to make it 7-4.
After Lassen pulled to within 7-5 in the bottom of the fourth, Carson broke open the game with five runs in the fifth.
Neil Holmes had an RBI double, James singled and Teeter and Winter had RBI singles during the rally.
In the sixth, Murph Glover’s RBI single made it 13-5. Camper pitched the seventh and was the victim of bad luck when he induced a groundball for what should have been a game-ending double play. But an error was committed, leading to three runs.
“We would have been out of the inning,” McNutt said. “I wasn’t pleased with the errors and the way we booted the ball around at times.”
McNutt said his team still needs to improve on the mental aspect of the game. “We’re not keeping our intensity the whole game,” he said.