by Rob Tetro
The Hannibal varsity baseball team’s regular season came to an end with an 8-10 overall record, which earned them the tenth seed in the Section III Class B playoffs.
In the opening round May 21, Hannibal cruised to an 8-2 win over the seventh seed Holland Patent.
The Warriors were rewarded for their win with a contest against top seed Westhill in the sectional quarterfinals May 23. Despite Hannibal’s best efforts, Westhill won the contest.
Westhill supplied the first, last and only scoring in a game that consisted of solid pitching and glove play.
After 5 and 1/2 scoreless innings, Westhill took a 2-0 lead. Unfortunately for Hannibal, they were unable to respond during their final at bat as Westhill came away with a 2-0 win.
The Warriors’ season concludes with a 9-11 overall record.
Leading the way for Hannibal were Austin France, Jamie King and Jake Shortslef, who all had a hit against Westhill.
On the mound, Greg Pitcher finished with three strikeouts while allowing two runs on two hits in six innings of action.
by Rob Tetro
The Hannibal varsity baseball team split games against Solvay and Westhill to begin the 2013 season.
Hannibal scored three of its four runs during the first three innings of the game en route to a 4-0 win over Solvay April 6.
Westhill, however, proved to be superior than Solvay. Westhill scored four of its five runs during the second and third innings April 9 to come away with a 5-1 win over Hannibal.
The Warriors scored a run in each of the first three innings against Solvay. While keeping Solvay off the scoreboard, Hannibal added another run during the top of the sixth inning to cap off the 4-0 shutout.
Four different players got hits for the Warriors. Jake Shortslef, Billy Cook, Matt Wagner and Matt Bogawitch all had hits against Solvay.
Greg Pitcher earned the win on the mound for Hannibal. He struck out five batters while giving up only one hit in four innings of work.
Jake Shortslef relieved Pitcher. Shortslef struck out five Solvay batters while giving up only two hits in three innings of play.
The Warriors didn’t see the outcome they hoped for when they took on Westhill.
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