Dragons combine to score 34 runs in last two games
For the second consecutive game, the Silver Creek high school baseball team got out to an early lead and never looked back.
The Dragons knocked off the Clarksville Generals on Thursday, 15-2, two days after defeating New Washington 29-0 in record-breaking fashion. Against the Generals, the Dragons scored seven runs in the first inning, three runs in the third inning, and then a Bryson McNay three-run home run led to a five-run fifth inning.
“The last couple of games our kids have really squared up to the ball well and drove it into the gaps,” Silver Creek assistant coach Scott Jennings said. “One thing we’ve seen is a lot of our kids have come off the bench and contributed, and it’s been different people each night. We’ve hit probably 12 to 14 guys and a lot of our reserves are getting some time.”
In Tuesday’s blowout win, the Dragons set records for runs batted in, with 29, and hits, with 31. Justin Brown tied the school record for hits in a game with five, and Tyler Kapust broke the record for RBIs in a game with eight.
In spite of the wins, Jennings and the coaching staff want to see the young Dragons squad be more consistent at the plate and on defense.
“We want to see our kids compete in every at bat they get,” Jennings said. “We’re pretty young so I think that’s why we don’t. We’ve got some kids who don’t have a ton of varsity experience and I think they think the game is over after the first inning. That’s gonna haunt us if we don’t do anything about it.”
Silver Creek next takes on Plainfield this Saturday.