St. Vincent sure knows how to end a losing streak. The Indians offense exploded with 14 hits and a season high in runs as they took down Oak Ridge 20-3 in five innings on Tuesday.
The victory snapped a six game losing streak for St. Vincent.
They did it in style and asserted themselves early with seven runs in the first inning. Seven of the first eight batters reached base, as the Indians smashed five hits in the inning.
John Wibbenmeyer. Liam Krauss, and Jacob Kapp each had an RBI single in the inning while Lucas Schilling hit an RBI double. Owen Light capped the inning with a two-run home run.
In all, Kapp led the offense as he went 3 for 3 on the day with an RBI and a run scored. Owen Light went 2 for 3 with three RBI and three runs scored. Mason Light went 1 for 1 with two RBI, two runs scored and two walks.
Kaden Kassel went 1 for 1 with two RBI and one run scored. John Wibbenmeyer got the win on the mound as he pitched a complete game, allowing six hits, with three runs scored (one earned) and eight strikeouts.
Wibbemeyer ran into a bit of trouble in the bottom half of the first inning as he allowed two runs as he pitched around one error and a dropped third strike that allowed a run to score, but Wibbenmeyer was solid after that allowing just five hits the rest of the game.
The Indians scored at least one run in every inning with one run each in the second and third innings and another two in the fourth inning.
The Indians scored significantly more in the top of the fifth. St. Vincent brought 15 runners to the plate and scored nine runs in the inning.
The first three batters walked to start the inning and then Krauss hit a fly ball to right field that was misplayed, and allowed two runs to score. Schilling was hit by a pitch with the bases loaded to force in another run and Kassel singled home Kruass to widen the lead to 16-3. Simon Barber and Trevor Moonier had RBI singles to push the lead to 20-3.
St. Vincent will travel to Park Hills on Monday. when they will return to the field.