Thursday, March 7, 2019

Bison rout Riverview for second win

Carlisle's Ian Seidenschwarz  waits on a pitch during action against Des Arc. (Photo by Micah Moody)

By Mark Buffalo
Staff Writer

The Carlisle Bison baseball team is now 2-2 after beating Riverview 15-1 on Thursday and Midland 11-7 on Monday. 
Carlisle had started the season 0-2 with losses to Atkins and Des Arc before getting on a winning streak this weeks. 
In the win over Riverview, the Bison scored twice in the first, six in the second, four in the third and three in the fifth. The Raiders lone run came int he bottom of the second. 
Coby Brown, Ben Orton and Blake White each scored three runs. Zac VanHouten scored twice. Also scoring runs were Creed Carer, Ian Seidenschwarz, Braiden Wakefield and Jasean Harper. 
The Bison had 13 hits. Getting two each were Brown, Orton, White, Carter,  Noah Seidenschwarz and VanHouten.
The Bison used three pitchers. Paxton Hitchings pitched the first inning while Noah Seidenschwarz and Wakefield pitched two innings each. Seidenschwarz got the win. He struck out give. 
“Tonight, we did a good job with a little adversity too,” first-year Bison coach Steven Tew said. “Paxton was scheduled to start. He went out there and stuck out the first two guys on six pitches, but after his third strikeout of the inning, he said he just didn’t feel right out there. We shut him down and had to go to our relievers a little earlier than expected.”
Tew said Seidenschwarz and Wakefield pitched well in relief.
“They threw a lot of strikes,” Tew said. “Our hitters did a great job shining the bat and continued to score runs. It made it a lot easier for those pitchers, who hadn’t gotten whole lot of experience pitching in varsity games yes.”
In the win over Midland, the Bison banged out 18 hits. 
White, Hitchings and Ian Seidenschwarz had three hits each. Carter and Noah Seidenschwarz had two hits each. Also getting hits were Eli Moody and Orton. 
White got the win, pitching four innings. He gave up one earned run while striking out eight. Hitchings got the save, pitching 2/3 of an inning in the bottom of the seventh.
“I’m very proud of how well the kids are playing right now,” Tew said “They’ve shown me a lot of positives and done a good job of trying to do things that we’ve been working on — a lot of what is new to them. We’ve definitely got some things to clean up and work but that just gets us something to focus on.”

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