Butler County Times Gazette
  • Orioles sweep El Dorado to open the season

  • The Orioles spoiled the opening double header for first year El Dorado head coach Scott Camien and the Wildcats sweeping the double header at McDonald Stadium Thursday night.
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  • The Orioles spoiled the opening double header for first year El Dorado head coach Scott Camien and the Wildcats sweeping the double header at McDonald Stadium Thursday night.
    Augusta won the first contest 6-1 and had a one-hit 3-0 victory over the Wildcats in the second game.
    "Our approach today was really just to get our feet wet. We haven't had the opportunity to run any kind of modified scrimmages. We got some guys out there with some playing time. It would have been nice to get a couple w's early but our purpose was to get some guys out there today," said El Dorado head coach Scott Camien.
    The Orioles struck first in the the bottom of the second inning of the first game to score two runs off of three hits off of El Dorado starter Aaron Riffel.
    The Wildcats cut the deficit to one run in the top of the fourth when after a basehit Quinton Morgan came around to score the lone run for the Wildcats on the day.
    Augusta extended their lead in the fifth with two more runs and in the sixth with a two-run blast by Kolton Schenker to help his cause on the mound.
    El Dorado finished the game with 4 hits, a run and three errors, and Augusta with 9 hits, 6 runs and two errors.
    Wildcats Aaron Riffel took the loss and Schenker earned the win a battle of the southpaws.
    "We have a lot of inexperience out here and our goal today was to come out and get some playing time and break the ice for them," said Camien.
    Augusta started the second game the same way they finished the first taking a 1-0 lead over the Wildcats on three hits in the first inning off of El Dorado starter Kyle Macy.
    El Dorado had opportunities in the second and the third innnings but left runners Tyson Jones and Trevor Crain stranded in scoring position.
    Augusta added another run in the bottom of the fourth with a few more base hits off of reliever Easton Smith.
    Smith and the Wildcat defense got out of a bases loaded jam with no runs allowed to the Orioles in the bottom of the fifth.
    The Orioles added an insurance run in the bottom of the sixth inning off of relief pitcher Quinton Morgan and the Wildcats were unable to mount a comeback in their final at bats.
    Augusta's Ian Rogers earned the victory in the one hitter and Kyle Macy took the loss for the Wildcats.
    The Wildcats finished with one hit no runs and two errors, Augusta finished with 9 hits, three runs and one error.
    Page 2 of 2 - "Our pitchers did well for us and threw a lot of strikes. We tip our hats to Augusta. They had a lot of timely hits and put the ball in play quite a bit. Our guys first day out I am pleased, They threw a lot of strikes and gave us a chance and that's all that you can ask for," said Camien.

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