The Midway baseball team traveled to undefeated Triton on Thursday evening for some non-conference baseball action. The Raiders were looking to get back to the win column following a loss on Tuesday, but the Hawks were having none of it, overpowering Midway in five innings, 15-5, to remain undefeated.
Midway struck first in the top of the first inning, successfully moving Jake Clark and Landon Dorman around the bases for an early 2-0 lead.
Triton answered, as the Hawks would send eight batters to the plate, scoring four of them. At the end of the first, Triton lead 4-2.
Midway came back with a run of their own in the top of the second after the Raiders were able to move Greg Nobles around the bases to trim the margin to 4-3.
Triton came right back in the bottom of the second inning, scoring three more runs to increase their lead to 7-3.
Midway once again answered in the top of the third, picking up two more runs scored by Matthew Nunnery and Chandler Williford to again cut into the deficit, making it 7-5.
It was all Triton from that point on, as the Hawks were able to pick up four runs in both the bottom of the third and fourth innings to bring the game to the final margin of 15-5.
Following the game, Midway head coach Jason Fussell found positives in the loss. “We saw some positive signs tonight. We’re a young team that’s starting to grow,” Fussell said. “We battled pretty good for three innings but then wheels come off. We’ve got to focus on the minor things and clean it up a little bit more, but we did a whole better tonight.”
Midway has a quick turnaround as they travel to Pender on Friday, continuing Four County Conference action.
Reach Daron Barefoot at firstname.lastname@example.org