West gets best of East in game featuring just two base hits

Published: Apr. 3, 2019 at 10:21 PM CDT
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A four run first inning was all senior pitcher Andres Perez-Martinez and Wichita West needed to defeat Wichita East in the first game of a Wednesday double-header at West Side Athletic Field.

The two teams combined for just two hits, with West scoring all four runs in the opening inning without a hit to show for it.

East starter Casey Steward, with a Division one baseball coach on hand to scout, started the game with a pair of strikeouts and was looking smooth until he hit four East batters, two of those coming with the bases loaded. Steward's night ended early after throwing 2/3 of an inning. Sam Loerke relieved him, throwing a passed ball to make it 4-0 East before ending the threat.

The rest of the way was all about the two pitchers, with Perez-Martinez throwing a gem for the Pioneers. The senior gave up just one hit over seven innings, finishing with 12 strikeouts in the complete game victory.

West got the sweep in game two, improving to 5-2 on the season with a 3-1 victory in the nightcap.