Glasgow Daily Times, Glasgow, KY

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April 19, 2014

GLASGOW BASEBALL: Scotties defeat Indians 3-0

GLASGOW — The Scotties, led by Ryan Hinkley and J.T. Green, win one at historic Richardson field with help from Matt Shives. With one swing of Hinkley’s bat, Glasgow got all they needed to defeat the Adair County Indians Friday night. Hinkley drove the first pitch, in the bottom of the first, down the left-field line and well over the fence to give J.T. Green all he would need as the Scotties went on to win 3-0 at home.

“The home-run balls were big for us today. We got six good innings out of J.T. His pitch count stayed low and we were able to go to the bullpen and Matt Shives did a good job,” said Glasgow coach Sam Royse. “It’s not ho-hum, but we pitched, we defended, we got three runs. We won the game. I am pleased with the way we played.”

Green scattered seven hits over six innings. He walked just one batter and struck out two in recording the win. Shives picked up the save. Dylan Poore also appeared on the mound for the Scotties as the three Glasgow hurlers combined for the shutout.

Glasgow picked up their second run in as many innings when Hinkley hit a bases-loaded ground ball to third. He was retired at first, but picked up the RBI when Pudge Morgan came home. Morgan had led off the inning with a single to right. Adair County’s pitcher, Zack Hutchinson, then walked Tyler Pitcock moving Morgan to second. The next hitter, Josh Boggs attempted to move them over with a bunt, but Hutchinson made a spectacular diving catch to grab the ball before it could hit the grass in foul territory. Shives then reached on an error by the Indians second baseman loading the bases for Hinkley.

Glasgow’s last run came in the fourth inning on a Matt Shives’ homerun. It was a no-doubt blast to left center just missing the Scottie scoreboard.

“Another nice win. We pitched the ball well. Adair County is a nice ball club. It’s been awhile since I’ve seen their ball club. ... They got seven hits, but never really threatened until the last inning. We made the plays defensively. I am pleased with the way we caught and threw the baseball today,” said Royse. “I don’t think there is ever going to be flawless baseball. Baseball is an imperfect game, but we played a good game. Balls were hit to us and we made the plays. That’s how we play. We try to pitch well. We defend. Then we scrape and work hard to do what we can do to get some runs across the plate.”

In every inning but the first, Adair County was able to put men on base. In the seventh, the Indians put their first two batters on base with a lead-off single and a walk before Shives struck out two and got the third out when Indian clean-up hitter, Marshall Shelley, flew out to right field to end the game.

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