Golden Eagles Slay Dragons on their Senior Night

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The Tyrone Golden Eagles defeated one of their biggest rivals the Central Dragons in a down to the wire game. Tyrone scored 6 runs in 5th inning and that was all they would need as they won 6-5.

Sophomore Rodney Shultz’s record moved to 6-1 on the season with his 6 ⅔ shut down performance in which he only allowed 5 runs on 7 hits and struck out 3.

The Golden Eagle offense were held relatively quiet with 8 hits. Colson Lewis, Rodney Shultz, and Andrew Pearson each had two hits, while Cory Lehman and Matthew Savino each had one. Cory Lehman had the two run single that gave Tyrone the lead. Colson Lewis, Rodney Shultz, Brandon Lucas, and Andrew Pearson drove in runs.

Central took a early lead over the Golden Eagles when they scored 1 run in their first at bats off of Shultz. Neither team scored over the next two innings until Central scored two more in the bottom of the fourth to take a 3-0 lead.

Tyrone’s offense was blanked until the top of the fourth. With runners on second and third and no outs, Tyrone’s Shultz hit a ball to Central shortstop Paxton Kling, who threw to second for what he felt was a double play.  However, the ball was trapped, meaning there was no force at second and no out on the catch. Tyrone scored a run on that play, and five more in the inning.

Central scored one run in the bottom of the fifth inning cutting Tyrone’s lead to 6-4. They scored another run in the bottom of the seventh but left the bases full unable to tie the game preserving Tyrone’s one run lead.

With the victory Tyrone’s record moves to 17-2 on the season they take on a highly ranked Triple A as they travel away from home to visit Mount Union looking to pick up win number 18.

TYRONE (6): Pearson cd 412, Light 1b 000, Lewis dh 412, Lehner 2b-rf 310, Lehman c 401, Hoover cr 000, Lucas 3b 400, Savino ss 211, Coleman rf-p 210, Shultz p 301, Lang cr-2b 010, Hunter lf 200. Totals — 28-6-7.

CENTRAL (5): P. Kling ss 321, Klotz c 311, Boyles 3b 401, Muthler 2b 311, Focht 1b 311, Helsel rf 400, Walters cf 301, Eberlin p 000, Ferry p 000, Bowman dh 100, L. Kling dh 200, Albright lf 300. Totals — 29-5-6.

SCORE BY INNINGS

Tyrone 000 060 0–6 7 3

Central 100 210 1–5 6 0

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