The Hornets Summer Baseball team easily defeated Freeburg on June 13 as they cruised to a 16-1 victory in five innings. Nashville used five different pitchers in the game, and broke the game open with 11 runs in the fourth inning.
Cameron Parker started the game, and pitched the first inning, giving up a leadoff single, but nothing else and finished with two strikeouts in the inning.
As the second inning got underway, Carson Parker took to the mound, and after loading the bases, Carson Parker struck out the final batter of the inning to end the threat. Carson Parker finished with three strikeouts in the inning, but walked one, gave up a single, and hit a batter.
Nashville got on the board in the second, as Tanner Bergmann reached on an error would move to third on a single by Pierce Paszkiewicz and would come around to score on a RBI single by Brendan Baum. Paszkiewicz and Baum would come around to score later in the inning on a two RBI double by Alex Wuebbles.
In the third Bergmann would come in to pitch. After loading the bases on three consecutive walks with one out. Bergmann got the final two batters of the inning swinging to end Freeburg’s threat.
In the bottom of the third, Carson Parker led off the inning with a triple and would quickly come around to score on a wild pitch. After two quick outs, Bryce Bultman would triple and come around to score on a double by Bergmann.
The fourth pitcher of the game for Nashville was Terry Pelczynski. Pelczynski pitched around a two out walk to keep Freeburg off the board.
Nashville broke the game open in the fourth, as they scored 11 runs. After a strikeout opened the inning. Nashville would rattle off six consecutive hits. Baum and Wuebbles each singled to open the rally, and Carson Parker came through with a RBI single to extend the lead to 6-0. Kelton Harre would drive in two more with a double, and would come in to score on a double by Cameron Parker. After a Bultman single moved Cameron Parker to third, he would score on a wild pitch to give Nashville a 10-0 advantage. Lane Henderson would drive in a run with a RBI Groundout, and Jacob Rounds would come through and drive in another. Pelczynski, Carson Parker, Harre, and Cameron Parker would each drive in another run for Nashville.
In the top of the fifth, Rounds came on to pitch. Rounds walked three in the inning, and gave up a run, but would close out the game, giving Nashville a 16-1 win.
The Hornets picked up a 3-2 win over Mascoutah on Monday June 19.