The Whiteoak Wildcats split a doubleheader Saturday with South Webster, winning the first game 6-5 before dropping the second contest 14-0.
“Great non-conference victory for us in walk-off fashion,” Whiteoak coach Chris Veidt said of the first game. “Kids responded to a rough start by responding with three in bottom of first.”
The game came down to the seventh and final inning when Landon Barnett laid down a clutch bunt for a base hit to get the rally started. A squeeze bunt by Ian Griffith tied the game, then Eli Roberts had an eight-pitch at-bat before delivering a walk-off single to drive in the winning run.
Barnett and Carson Emery each had two hits in the game, and Griffith and Roberts each had one. Barnett had five stolen bases.
”Carson Emery was outstanding on the mound and at the plate,” Veidt said.
The second game did not go as well for Whiteoak.
”Other than Carson Emery continuing a solid day of baseball with a hit and five steals… we’re better off flushing this one down the ‘paw potty,’” Veidt said.
Luken Roades, Barnett and David Kennedy also had hits.