Oak Hill baseball opens with win

Staff Writer

Even with a soggy spring that has cut into their schedule, Oak Hill Academy's baseball team gets off to a fast start.

The Raiders, who hope to improve on 2017's 10-14 record, downed Northeast Lauderdale High School 8-2 Wednesday.

It was the season-opener for the Raiders, who will travel to Heritage Academy in Columbus Saturday.

Oak Hill jumped out to a fast start against NLHS, scoring two runs in the first. The Raiders went up 3-0 in the third and then cushioned their lead with a four-spot in the fourth.

The Trojans answered with two in the bottom of the fourth but that was it for their scoring. Oak Hill added one in the top of the seventh.

The loss dropped Northeast Lauderdale to 3-2 on the season.

Collins brown went 2-for-2 with two runs and an RBI hitting second for Oak Hill. Leadoff man Reilly Tate was two-for-five with two runs scored.

Ethan Bryan had three RBI and Cameron Dill had one RBI in the winning effort while Bryan, Dylan Scott, Manning Huffman and Jonah Caskey all had a hit. Scott scored two runs while Bryan and Caskey also scored.

The Raiders ended up with seven hits but took advantage of eight walks, including three to Ketchum, who also stole two bases. Brown and Scott stole three bases each and Tate and Bryan added two thefts to get the Raider offense going.

Robert Thompson threw three and a third innings, giving up one hit while throwing 42 pitches. He walked two and hit one batter.

Bryan, finished out the game, giving up two runs. He walked six and fanned three, while throwing 65 pitches. NLHS scored its two runs without the benefit of a hit, taking advantage of 10 walks issued by Oak Hill pitching. Oak Hill left seven runners on base while the Trojans stranded 10.