Hornets Power Past Carbondale

Carson Parker looks to lay down a tag at second during the Hornets win over Carbondale on March 22.
By Brent Huelsmann
Weather has been wreaking havoc on the Nashville Hornets baseball team as they have had multiple games cancelled over the past week. The Hornets game against Trico was cancelled on March 19. The Hornets double header against Freeburg and Herrin was cancelled on March 24, Nashville’s game against New Athens on March 25 was cancelled and Nashville’s game against Woodlawn on March 27 was cancelled all due to rain. The Hornets did get one game in this week as they defeated Carbondale 12-1 on March 22. Nashville is now 3-1 on the season.
Nashville again had a good offensive performance in their lone game this week as the rain hasn’t slowed down the bats. Nashville scored one in the first, but really broke the game open in the second as six runs crossed the plate. Carbondale got a run back in the third, but Nashville scored two in the bottom half of the inning and three more in the bottom of the fourth to take a 12-1 win in five innings.
After the game, Coach Chad Malawy pointed to offense and speed as big pluses from the game. “Offensively I thought we banged the ball around a little bit. We had some good at bats and some opportunistic hitting. I’d like to see what are hits were in scoring position or with men on base but I thought it was outstanding today.” Malawy went on to talk about speed, “team speed, I thought that showed today. I think we were hustling out of the box, taking extra bases and that translated into runs.”
Jacob Woodrome was great on the mound as he got the win. Woodrome pitched all five innings, and gave up just one hit. Carbondale’s lone run of the game was an unearned run. Woodrome struck out eight batters.
Offensively, Carson Parker and Bryce Bultman led the way at the top of the lineup. Both Bultman and Carson Parker each finished with two hits, two runs scored, and two RBIs in the win. Woodrome also finished with two RBIs and finished with one hit and one run scored. Nick Paszkewicz finished the game 1-2 with two runs scored and a RBI, while Cole Malawy crossed the plate twice, and notched one hit. Cameron Parker tripled in the game and had a RBI for Nashville. Kelton Harre also added a RBI for Nashville. Gavin Baldwin finished 1-3 with a run scored, and Dale Anderson scored a run.

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