Sunday, March 17, 2019

Bison win third straight, beat Episcopal in 8 innings

Carlisle's Blake White delivers a pitch against Midland. White picked up a win in relief against Little Rock Episcopal on Friday. (Photo by Micah Moody)

By Mark Buffalo
Staff Writer

LITTLE ROCK — The Carlisle Bison won their third consecutive game Friday, beating Little Rock Episcopal 7-2 in eight innings at history Lamar Porter Field.
Carlisle is now 3-2 on the season following the victory. 
The score was tied 2-2 after seven innings. Coby Brown led off the top of the eighth and scored on a triple by Blake White. Creed Carter followed with a sacrifice fly to score White with the second run. 
Also scoring in the eighth were Ian Seidenschwarz, Noah Seidenschwarz and Jasean Harper. 
White allowed a walk to start the bottom of the eighth then retired the next three batters to end the game. 
“Pitchers and defense did a great job making plays,” Carlisle coach Steven Tew said. “Paxton Hitchings, Noah and Blake all threw really well. Our defense made great plays behind them. Ben Orton made a couple of really outstanding plays in center and Ian Seidenschwarz made a key play, picking off a runner on third after a pitch from behind he plate.”
Carlisle scored two runs in the top of the first to lead 2-0. Scoring were Brown and Ben Orton. 
The Wildcats scored single runs in the fourth and seventh innings. 
Brown led the Bison with three hits. Orton, Zac VanHouten and White had two hits each. Also collecting hits were Noah Seidenschwarz, Ian Seidenschwarz, Kamryn Taylor and Gauge Shaw.
White the victory in relief. He struck out seven in four innings of work. He allows five hits and one earned run. 
“To get out of the game in the bottom of the seventh was a huge boost to force extra innings,” Tew said. “In extras, Cody had a great at bat to start it then Blake drove him in with the go-ahead run. After that, we got several more big hits that inning, and it was nice to come out of there with a  big win going into spring break.”

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