Redhawks drop a pair against Elizabethtown
The Redhawks dropped a tough one on a windy day in Florida against Elizabethtown 1-0 in extra innings.
The Redhawk offense was stifled by a strong performance from senior pitcher Kevin Elwell who went the distance in the game.
Nick Tunstall was incredible through his 5 and 2/3 inning performance allowing only 1 hit while fanning 6 Blue Jays. Trey Claar took the loss despite not allowing an earned run through an inning and a third of relief.
The seniors led the way for the Redhawks as Navedo, Lazor, and Velez recorded 2 hits on the day accounting for all 6 of the Redhawk hits.
Elizabethtown took an early lead scoring 2 runs in each of the first three frames but the relentless Redhawks did not give in.
The Redhawks finally got on the board when Elmo Trickett smoked a single to the right side to plate Shane Roebuck. The next batter, Gino Qualherio, tripled on a line drive to the left field wall to score Trickett, and a Velez single would bring in Qualherio for a 6-3 game.
With the bases loaded in the bottom of the fifth, Mitchell Yard singled to the left side that would bring in Navedo but a strong throw from left field would caught Lemley at the plate. That would bring the score to 6-4 and thats where it would remain for the rest of the game.
Chris Hanlon was nothing short of spectacular in relief. Hanlon was able to keep the Redhawks in the game by throwing 4 scoreless innings and yielding just 2 hits to the scrappy Blue Jay squad. Tre Thomas earned the loss in his first career start, he struck out three in three innings pitched.
The Redhawks are back in action tomorrow at 10:00 against Lebanon Valley.