BASEBALL: Thompson leads Indiana to win
Indiana didn’t muster much offense, but with ace Sean Thompson on the hill, the Indians didn’t need much.
Thompson tossed a four-hitter, and the Indians scored a run in each of the fourth and fifth innings to nip Derry, 2-1, in a WPIAL Section 2-AAA baseball game Monday at Keystone Rehab Field.
Thompson, who struck out 12 and walked none to win his third straight game, has racked up 38 strikeouts and just five walks in 23 innings.
“I have to give Sean Thompson a lot of credit. He pitched another tremendous game,” Indiana coach Rob Stossel said. “That’s three complete games in a row for him. He’s really pitched with a lot of poise and composure. He’s just taking control of games when he’s on the bump.”
The Indians’ Zach Schultz tied the game 1-1 in the bottom of the fourth when he reached base on an error, stole second and scored on an error.
An inning later, leadoff hitter Danny Clark advanced to third base after ripping a fly ball that Derry right fielder Kyle Holmes misplayed near the fence. Clark scored the game-winning run on the next at-bat on Bo Putt’s grounder to second base.
Losing pitcher Connor Wege struck out six, walked two and allowed five hits in six innings.
Indiana (7-2, 4-1 section) plays host to Kittanning today, and Derry (5-2, 4-1) welcomes Greensburg Salem on Thursday.