WHS splits opening DH


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Maryln Frisco slides into second base.


Brad Keller dives into second base.


Andrew Davis swings.


Chad Davis hits.


Marlyn Frisco looks to avoid the tag at third


Maryln Frisco hits.


Marlyn Frisco hits.


Hurricane pitcher Jordan Ianson fields a ball hit to him during Saturday’s first game of a doubleheader against Little Miami. Ianson threw the Panther runner out at first base.


Jordan Ianson pitches.


Mark Huber | News Journal

Jordan Ianson pitches.


Mark Huber | News Journal

Jordan Ianson pitches.


Mark Huber | News Journal

Kaden Laufer hits.


Mark Huber | News Journal

WHS head coach Rick Kneisel leads a meeting at the mound.


Mark Huber | News Journal

Stephen Krause hits.


Mark Huber | News Journal

Kaden Laufer, 12, and Brady McCune, 11, sporting the stirrups.


Mark Huber | News Journal

The pitch - Jordan Ianson at the plate and Stephen Krause at second base.


Mark Huber | News Journal

Wilmington’s Chris Wolary rapped out two hits in the first game of Saturday’s doubleheader against Little Miami.


Mark Huber | News Journal

The Wilmington High School baseball team opened its season Saturday with a doubleheader split with visiting Little Miami.

The Hurricane won the first game 7-5 then lost the nightcap 8-0.

In the opener, Wilmington grabbed an early lead and never trailed as Jordan Ianson registered the pitching victory, WHS coach Rick Kneisel said. Ianson went five innings and gave up two earned runs on three hits. He struck out eight and walked one.

Chris Wolary had two of Wilmington’s eight hits on the day. Brad Keller scored the first run of the day thanks to a pair of Little Miami errors. Wolary doubled and scored on a balk in the second for a 2-0 lead.

In the third, WHS plated three runs. Andrew Davis doubled to start the inning then Keller, Stephen Krause, Wolary and Brady McCune all singled as the ’Cane grabbed a 5-0 lead.

After Little Miami made it 5-2, Wilmington bounced back. Kaden Laufer reached on an error then scored on Keller’s sacrifice fly, 6-2, in the fourth.

McCune pitched the final two innings to close out the win, though he gave up a pair of runs in the seventh to make things interesting.

In the second game, Wilmington had just five hits while Little Miami collected 17 hits.

Keller pitched four innings and gave up just one run and six hits. Because WHS never scored, he was tagged with the loss.

Wilmington kept it 1-0 in the fourth when Wilmington executed two successful rundown plays on the same batted ball for a double play.

In the fifth, WHS sophomore lefty Brett Bell struggled in his first varsity outing, Kneisel said. Brad McCune pitched the final two innings.

Kneisel noted the varsity debut of freshman DJ Ames, who collected a single, double and walk.

Maryln Frisco slides into second base.
http://wnewsj.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/03/web1_BB_wil_friscoslide1_LM-1.jpgMaryln Frisco slides into second base.

Brad Keller dives into second base.
http://wnewsj.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/03/web1_BB_wilm_adavisdives_LM-1.jpgBrad Keller dives into second base.

Andrew Davis swings.
http://wnewsj.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/03/web1_BB_wilm_adavishits_LM-1.jpgAndrew Davis swings.

Chad Davis hits.
http://wnewsj.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/03/web1_BB_wilm_cdavishits_LM-1.jpgChad Davis hits.

Marlyn Frisco looks to avoid the tag at third
http://wnewsj.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/03/web1_BB_wilm_friscoatthird_LM-1.jpgMarlyn Frisco looks to avoid the tag at third

Maryln Frisco hits.
http://wnewsj.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/03/web1_BB_wilm_friscohitsvert_LM-1.jpgMaryln Frisco hits.

Marlyn Frisco hits.
http://wnewsj.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/03/web1_BB_wilm_friscoswings_LM-1.jpgMarlyn Frisco hits.

Hurricane pitcher Jordan Ianson fields a ball hit to him during Saturday’s first game of a doubleheader against Little Miami. Ianson threw the Panther runner out at first base.
http://wnewsj.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/03/web1_BB_wilm_ianson1_LM-1.jpgHurricane pitcher Jordan Ianson fields a ball hit to him during Saturday’s first game of a doubleheader against Little Miami. Ianson threw the Panther runner out at first base.

Jordan Ianson pitches.
http://wnewsj.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/03/web1_BB_wilm_iansonpitch1_LM-1.jpgJordan Ianson pitches.Mark Huber | News Journal

Jordan Ianson pitches.
http://wnewsj.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/03/web1_BB_wilm_iansonpitch2vert_LM-1.jpgJordan Ianson pitches.Mark Huber | News Journal

Jordan Ianson pitches.
http://wnewsj.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/03/web1_BB_wilm_iansonpitch3_LM-1.jpgJordan Ianson pitches.Mark Huber | News Journal

Kaden Laufer hits.
http://wnewsj.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/03/web1_BB_wilm_kadenlaufer_LM-1.jpgKaden Laufer hits.Mark Huber | News Journal

WHS head coach Rick Kneisel leads a meeting at the mound.
http://wnewsj.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/03/web1_BB_wilm_kneiselmeeting_LM-1.jpgWHS head coach Rick Kneisel leads a meeting at the mound.Mark Huber | News Journal

Stephen Krause hits.
http://wnewsj.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/03/web1_BB_wilm_krauseswings_LM-1.jpgStephen Krause hits.Mark Huber | News Journal

Kaden Laufer, 12, and Brady McCune, 11, sporting the stirrups.
http://wnewsj.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/03/web1_BB_wilm_stirrups-1.jpgKaden Laufer, 12, and Brady McCune, 11, sporting the stirrups.Mark Huber | News Journal

The pitch – Jordan Ianson at the plate and Stephen Krause at second base.
http://wnewsj.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/03/web1_BB_wilm_thepitch_LM-1.jpgThe pitch – Jordan Ianson at the plate and Stephen Krause at second base.Mark Huber | News Journal

Wilmington’s Chris Wolary rapped out two hits in the first game of Saturday’s doubleheader against Little Miami.
http://wnewsj.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/03/web1_BB_wilm_wolaryswings1_LM-1.jpgWilmington’s Chris Wolary rapped out two hits in the first game of Saturday’s doubleheader against Little Miami. Mark Huber | News Journal

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