BOONVILLE — The Forbush and Starmount baseball teams met up for the first time this season in Boonville last Friday night. With temperatures falling and the wind blowing, the game was one-sided as Forbush was able to take home a 13-1 win over the Rams.
In the first inning, things looked to be going Starmount’s way as the Falcons went three-up, three-down. Though the Rams were excited for a great start, in the bottom of the inning, Starmount also went three-up, three-down to start things off. With an unsuccessful first inning for both teams, the second inning saw the Falcons take advantage of their powerhouse hitters.
Blake Winebarger earned a walk to start off the inning. Peyton Winebarger was the second batter for the Falcons, but he was unable to bring Blake around the bases, as Peyton struck-out. With one out and a runner on first, Tanner Gregory stepped up to take the plate. It didn’t take long for Gregory to make his mark as he blasted the ball into left center field to earn a triple, and bring Blake across home plate to give the Falcons a 1-0 lead. The inning wasn’t over for the Falcons as Gregory stole home after a wild Starmount pitch to give Forbush a 2-0 lead.
In the bottom of the second, Brock Mullins hit a double to right field. He was the first person to reach base for the Rams in one and a half innings. No one was able to bring Mullins around, as the next two batters struck out.
In the third inning, Forbush scored three runs as Jackson Cooper, Jamie Sheek and Carter Foster all found themselves crossing home plate. In the bottom of the inning, the Rams once again went three-up, three-down and the Falcons had a 5-0 lead.
The final two innings saw Forbush turn on its defensive skills, as well as its hitting skills. The Falcons scored three runs in the fourth inning, with the same three players that scored in the third inning scoring in the fourth. In the final inning, Forbush scored five runs. Foster hit a line drive down the third base line to come up with a single and score two runs for the Falcons. On the next at bat, Tyler Campbell came up with an in-the-park home run as Starmount made several throwing errors that allowed Campbell to make his way around the bases and score three runs.
Starmount scored its lone run in the fourth inning as Henry Stone was able to cross home plate off of a Mullins double to center field. In the final inning, two Starmount players were able to reach a base, but they were unable to reach home plate. After five innings, the Falcons took home a 13-1 win over Starmount.