The Wilmington High School baseball team dropped a pair of games Sunday to Farmington (Mich.) High School in non-league action on the WHS diamond 14-3 and 12-1.
“We are playing so many games in so many days,” WHS coach Rick Kneisel said. “We try to be mindful of our pitching staff. We try not to overuse them or abuse their arms. You have to pick and choose which games your kids can throw.”
Kneisel admitted he is saving his top three pitchers for South Central Ohio League games this week — Monday at Miami Trace, Wednesday at home against Clinton-Massie and Friday at Washington Senior.
“We have to keep our pitching for league play,” said Kneisel.
In the first game, Stephen Krause had two hits, including a fourth inning homerun that made it 4-2. Drew Carey also had two hits. WHS had six hits total.
“We didn’t compete very well at the plate,” Kneisel said.
Wilmington (3-4 overall, 2-0 in SCOL) had 11 hits combined in the two games.
Zach Wyrick took the loss in the opener but pitched “really well,” Kneisel said, as the starter in the opener. Ryan Hottinger pitched well in relief in the second game. Brett Bell was tagged with the loss in the second game.