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  Greensburg Pirates

Greensburg vs SD, Batesville and Roncalli Inv.
May 24, 2011

May 23, 2011

Pirates Top Bulldogs After Walk Off Over Knights
Anonymous Greensburg Daily News The Greensburg Daily News Mon May 23, 2011, 11:12 AM EDT

Greensburg — The Greensburg varsity baseball team bounced back from the East Central loss with two straight wins against conference foes.

Greensburg beat South Dearborn 4-3 Thursday, then slugged Batesville off the field Friday, 14-4 in six innings.

The Pirates improve to 21-2 overall. Now 7-2 in the Eastern Indiana Athletic Conference, the two losses match East Central's.

Joe Vanderbur pitched six and two-thirds innings as Greensburg led 3-2 through six.

South Dearborn tied it in the top of the seventh inning. In the bottom of the frame, Austin Schultz

Luke Kane earned the winning decision after pitching a scoreless seventh as Greensburg won it in the bottom of the seventh.

Clayton Tressler hit a walk off single for the win.

Power Surge Leads Pirates Over Bulldogs

Greensburg hit five home runs in the third inning of Friday's win over Batesville. Sophomore Austin Schultz led the Pirates with two home runs and four runs driven in.

The Pirates started with a walk to senior Dylan Meyer. Senior Joe Vanderbur and freshman Macy Holdsworth each doubled, and freshman Collin Rigney hit a run-scoring fielder's choice to score Meyer. Sophomore Tyler Burcham drove in Vanderbur with a sacrifice fly for the inning's second run.

Greensburg then exploded for eight in the third. After senior Cameron Maschino reached, Schultz hit a two-run home run. One out later, Greensburg went back-to-back-to-back. Hitting solo shots were Dylan Meyer, Vanderbur and Holdsworth. Rigney followed with a double, and sophomore Tyler Burcham walked. Junior Ethan Bailey came to the plate for the fifth four-bagger of the frame, a three-run home run.

Burcham led off with a single. Maschino reached on a fielder's choice, and scored on Schultz's two-run home run.

Rigney tallied three hits, including two doubles, a single and two RBI's.

Tressler pitched five innings, giving up eight hits, three walks and striking out three batters.

Burcham pitched one inning in relief.

Pirates Split Pair At Roncalli Tournament

The Pirates split a two-game outing Saturday, topping Seymour 6-4 and falling to Indianapolis Roncalli 11-1.

Greensburg led the entire game against Seymour after getting an early lead.

After seniors Dylan Meyer and Joe Vanderbur reached on singles to start their half of the second inning, freshman Macy Holdsworth cranked a home run to take a 3-0 lead.

Senior Cameron Maschino started the third with a hit-by-pitch. Sophomore Austin Schultz walked, junior Clayton Tressler singled, and Dylan Meyer drove in Maschino with a fielder's choice.

Holdsworth started the sixth with a walk. He advanced on Rigney's single. After an Ethan Bailey single, moments later, Schultz knocked in two runs with a double.

Bailey and junior Clayton Tressler led Greensburg with two hits apiece.

In the championship game, Greensburg took the first lead against Roncalli. Bailey led off with a triple and scored on a single by Schultz.

Roncalli, though, went ahead and led 6-1 after five innings. It scored five more in the sixth.

Bailey reached base in all four of his plate appearances. He tripled, was hit by a pitch and walked twice.

Collin Rigney hit two singles, and Tyler Burcham hit a double. Adding singles were Dylan Meyer, Joe Vanderbur and Macy Holdsworth. Cameron Maschino added to fielder's choices.

Scott Holdsworth said going against a powerhouse school that Greensburg might face later in the postseason gave hit team good exposure. Roncalli fields three Division I bound players.

Greensburg plays conference rival Lawrenceburg Tuesday, and the tournament starts Thursday at Greensburg. The Pirates play Madison in the first round, then the winner of the game between Batesville and Scottsburg. The Franklin County vs. South Dearborn winner will play the other semifinal bracket winner for the championship.

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