Butler County Times Gazette
  • Trojan baseball splits with Maize South

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  • Andover's baseball team made the most of its offense in the Trojans' home opener against Maize South Tuesday.
    The Trojans scored 10 runs on 10 hits and capitalized on five Maverick errors on way to a 10-4 win. The Mavericks returned the favor in the nightcap by capitalizing on eight Andover errors in a 10-7 victory.
    In the opener, Andover scored three runs in the first inning and never looked back. The Trojans scored two more in the second before scoreless third and fourth innings. Maize South got on the board with two in the fifth, but Andover put the game out of reach with five more runs for a 10-2 lead.
    Miles Starks had three hits and an RBI to lead the Trojan offense. Kenton Criser was 2-for-3 with two walks and two RBIs. Cooper Nichols also added two hits and three RBIs, and Zach Stater added two hits and an RBI.
    Landon Fry got the complete-game win on the mound. He threw five strikeouts and allowed seven hits and four earned runs.
    In the nightcap, the Mavericks got on the board in the first inning with a run, but Andover came back with two in the bottom of the inning. The Mavericks, though, scored two runs in each of the second, third, fifth and sixth innings and tacked on one more in the seventh. Andover scored two in the third and fifth and one in the seventh.
    Ciser was 3-for-4 with two RBIs, and Nichols addde two hits and two RBIs for the Trojans. Bryant Klusener, Stater and Fry all added one hit. Andover outhit Maize South 9-8 in the game.
    Starks allowed six hits and three walks on the mound. He struck out seven and allowed only two earned runs of the nine total runs scored. Josh Norlin gave up two hits and one unearned run in the final two innings of work.
     
     
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