Van-Far’s struggles on the mound were difficult for the Indians to overcome last Friday when the baseball team fell to Hermann, 8-2.
Starting pitcher Michael Colson tossed all seven innings but allowed eight runs on 11 hits and hit five batters.
“Mike pitched fairly,” said Van-Far head baseball coach Wes Rowden. “He only walked three, which I am satisfied with. The five batters did not help though.”
Rowden was proud of his defense having no errors in the loss.
“It was a well played game, really,” Rowden said.
“Defensively, there were no errors for either team and there were some really good plays made by both teams…Josh Hodde made two really good throws to home, one resulted in an out at home. In the other play the ball just skipped and Cameron Barsé catching could not come up with it cleanly to tag the runner; both were outstanding throws from center. Our infield, Austin Speagle, Klayton Haddock, Lucas Robinson, and Wyatt McDowell made all the plays that were hit to them so I was really happy with the defense…If we can continue to play this type of defense and our pitchers not walk a lot of batters, we can be a pretty competitive team.”
Van-Far took an early 1-0 lead in the first inning when Wyatt McDowell, who hit a lead-off double, scored on Brendon Flowers’ sacrifice fly.
Hermann answered by scoring six runs over the next three innings to go up 6-1.
The Indians scored their second and final run in the fifth inning.
Layten McMillen’s RBI single drove in Josh Hodde.
Hermann added two runs in their final at-bat.
Van-Far finished the game with five hits.