Last updated: April 06. 2014 7:52PM - 773 Views
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The Golden Eagles have hit the diamond running.


Big Walnut (2-0) jumped out to a 6-0 lead after the first two innings of play en route to a six-inning, 14-4 non-league win over the visiting Cardington Pirates (0-2) Saturday afternoon in Sunbury.


“We came out and played solid baseball,” assistant BW coach Carl Weiss said. “We took advantage of the opportunities Cardington gave us and came away with a victory.”


Big Walnut jumped out to a 4-0 first-inning lead thanks to the timely hitting of seniors Ryan Grieser and Kyle Duncan. After sophomore lead-off batter Nick Moser beat out a perfect bunt down the third base line and junior Matt Tarney walked, Moser came home on a wild pitch and Duncan lined a double off the left field fence for a 2-0 lead. After the Golden Eagles loaded the bases when junior Brayden Shepherd reached on an error and junior Garrett Grover was hit by a pitch, Grieser dropped a pop fly single to center plating both Duncan and Shepherd.


The Golden Eagles made it 6-0 with two in the bottom of the second. Moser opened the inning by being hit by a pitch and senior Jeremy Bok and Shepherd both drew walks to load the bases. Junior Brandon Daniels then responded, lining a single to left scoring both Bok and Shepherd.


The Pirates got on the board with pair of runs on bases-loaded walks in the top of the third off Big Walnut starter Tommy Fleser.


Big Walnut answered with its second four-run frame of the afternoon in the bottom of the third to take a 10-2 advantage. After junior Mike Blackburn, who had reached base on a bunt single, scored on a wild pitch, Moser walked and came home on Tarney’s double. Bok followed with a walk and Duncan singled home both Tarney and Bok for the eight-run lead.


The Golden Eagles made it 11-2 in the bottom of the fourth as Moser drew a one-out walk, stole second and third and came home on a wild pitch.


Cardington answered with two runs in the top of the fifth, but would get no closer.


Big Walnut loaded the bases on Blackburn’s single to right, a walk to Moser and Tarney’s infield single to deep short. Bok plated Blackburn with a sacrifice fly. After Imertreijis hit into a fielder’s choice, Little singled both Tarney and Imerteijis home for a 14-4 lead and the run-rule victory.


Big Walnut had 11 hits on the day to go with 10 walks and three hit batsmen. Tarney was 2 for 3 with a double, three runs scored and two runs batted in. Duncan was 2 for 3 with a double, two RBIs and a run and Blackburn was 2 for 4 with two runs. Moser reached base five times with a bunt single, two bases on balls and was hit by a pitch while scoring four runs. Of the Golden Eagles’ 10 stolen bases on the day, Moser had seven of them.


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