MORROW – The Wilmington High School reserve baseball team dropped a pair of games Saturday to open its season.
The Hurricane lost to Little Miami 8-2 in the first game of a doubleheader and then dropped the nightcap 13-6.
In the opener, Grant Mayer went five innings on the mound for the Hurricane, allowing two earned runs and seven hits while striking out three and walking three. Jason Wilson pitched an inning for WHS, surrendering an earned run.
Nate Lakes had two hits and two runs batted in for Wilmington at the plate. Mayer had a single while Logan Frazier had a single and two walks.
In the second game, Ben McCallister gave up six earned runs in 2 1/3 innings of pitching. Wilson came on and went 1 2/3 innings, giving up two earned runs. Brady Bergefurd then came on in the fifth and gave up two earned runs and struck out three in an inning of work. Alex Mayer pitched an inning and gave up one run. Lakes pitched a perfect seventh inning
Colt Smith doubled and was driven home by Lakes. Hunter DeWeese singled and scored on a passed ball in the sixth while Nathan Barker drive in Kyler Reed.
DeWeese had two hits and scored three runs. Barker finished with two hits and two RBI. Reed had three hits, a stolen base and a run scored. Grant Mayer had two hits, with a walk, a stolen base and an RBI.
Wilmington will play 5 p.m. Tuesday at Lebanon. The first South Central Ohio League game for the Hurricane is scheduled for 5 p.m. Wednesday at McClain. WHS hosts Northwest Thursday and Hillsboro on Friday.