Lebanon Reporter

May 14, 2013

Lebanon sweeps series with Danville over the weekend

By Will Willems
Sports Editor

Lebanon — It wasn’t one of the better games the Lebanon baseball team has played this season.

But the Tigers still found a way to win a Sagamore Conference tilt against Danville Saturday evening at Memorial Park. Lebanon scored four times in the fourth and held off Danville 6-2.

“My biggest concern coming into today was since we got rained out Thursday and Friday that we weren’t going to be able to practice,” Lebanon head coach Rick Cosgray said. “We weren’t sharp today — defensively we weren’t and the offense was off a little bit, but Reid Schaller threw very well for us and had an outstanding outing so that was good to see.”

The Tigers took the lead in the third inning. Isaac Harker singled to lead off the inning and after the next two batters were retired, Travis Herrin and Brantley Fortner reached to load the bases.

Jackson Bennett followed with a 2-run single to make it 2-0.

Harker finished the game 1-for-2 with two runs scored and an RBI.

Cosgray said Harker has been a leader all season.

“Even though Isaac is a junior, he is one of our leaders,” Cosgray said. “He is a tremendous competitor. If you watch him in practice, he is 100 percent all the time. He prepares himself well, so when he gets to the game it is easy for him.”

For more of this story, read Tuesday's Lebanon Reporter.