Tyrone Loses Game and Starting Pitcher at PO


Ellie Oakes

Aiden Coleman

Things did not go well for the Golden Eagles baseball team on Monday at Philipsburg. Not only were they defeated 10-0 by a strong Mounties squad, but they also may have lost senior left-handed pitcher Aiden Coleman for at least a start or two.

Coleman started the game well, giving up no runs in the first, but in the second inning, his left shoulder started to give him problems. After facing two batters in the second he was forced to leave the game with an injury.

“I’m hoping it’s nothing serious and a little rest will get me back quickly,” said Coleman.

Coleman’s line for his brief start was two earned runs on three hits, with two strikeouts and three walks in only 1.1 innings pitched.

Coleman is the ace for the Golden Eagles, so the team is hoping that his injury is not serious and he will return to the mound soon.

Junior Zac LeGars came in relief, and after an uneventful third inning gave up four runs in the bottom of the fourth.

LeGars was then relieved by senior Cortlynd Rhoades, who also gave up four runs in the fifth, leading to the 10-run mercy rule at the end of five innings.

The Golden Eagles also struggled at the plate as PO senior Colby Hahn pitched all five innings of the mercy-rule shortened game, only giving up four hits and no runs.

Senior Luke Brooks led the Eagles with two singles. Freshman Ashton Walk and Junior Ross Gampe each also collected a hit. Those were the only hits for the Golden Eagles.

Things have been rough for the boys after having bad weather, and not being able to get out on the field for defensive reps.

Hitting is also a priority that needs to be worked on for the team. Hoping to get momentum for many games to come, this loss will not rain down too hard on the Eagles.

The Golden Eagle will be back in action against the Clearfield Bison this Friday, April 8th.