The Nashville Hornets won the Red Bud Regional Saturday, the team’s second regional title in three years. Front row, from left: Trace Musielak, Daniel Thorson, Dylan Mueller and Troy Pedtke. Middle row: Trevor Meier, Nick Krummrich, Jaris Dalman, Bryce Paskiewicz, Cody Bauza, Andrew Kash and bat boy J. T. Malawy. Back row: coach Shaun Renth, coach Matt Meinert, Jake Heck, Austin Anderson, Ryan Brink, Brogan Kemp, Brady Bultman, Hayden Heggemeier, coach Steve Kozuszek and head coach Chad Malawy.
By Travis Volz
It was no easy thing, but the Nashville Hornets claimed the championship of the Red Bud Regional with a 4-2 win over Chester Saturday.
It was a tight game throughout, and the Yellow Jackets threatened several times and left ten runners on base in the game. But Nashville starter Ryan Brink did not fold under the pressure in pitching Nashville to the win.
The Hornets led 4-1 heading into the seventh, but Chester plated a run and looked to do more damage with two Yellow Jackets in scoring position.
But a heads-up play by Nashville catcher Daniel Thorson, who tagged out a runner trying to score on a weakly hit ball in front of the plate, proved to be Chester’s undoing.
Brink pitched well, allowed only two runs over six innings, and Dylan Mueller got the final three outs and helped the Hornets snuff out the late rally.
For More, Read The May 27, 2015 Edition Of The Nashville News.