Astro Falcons weathered a push by Creekside Fitness in the fourth inning where they coughed up four runs, but they still won 9-6 on Monday. Creekside Fitness scored its runs on a error by Dylan Kelty.
Both pitching staffs had their hands full, frequently dealing with runners on base. Astro Falcons collected ten hits and Creekside Fitness had seven.
Astro Falcons got on the board in the first inning when Hunter Garvin doubled on the first pitch of the at bat, scoring one run.
In the bottom of the first inning, Creekside tied things up at one when Mason Petridis drew a walk, scoring a run.
After Astro Falcons scored one run in the top of the fifth, Creekside answered with one of their own. They then answered when Jackson Cheeks singled on a 1-0 count, scoring one run.
The Astro Falcons pulled away for good with four runs in the third inning. In the third Garvin singled on a 2-1 count, scoring one run and Cheeks induced Chandler Maurice to hit into a fielder’s choice, but one run scored.
Seth Walker got the win for Astro Falcons. The pitcher lasted five innings, allowing seven hits and six runs while striking out three. Scottie Eaton, Jr. threw two innings in relief out of the bullpen. Eaton, Jr. recorded the last six outs to earn the save.
Cheeks took the loss for Creekside Fitness. The righty surrendered five runs on five hits over two and two-thirds innings, striking out one.
Astro Falcons tallied ten hits on the day. Garvin, Jacob Hayes, and Dominic Cubellis all managed multiple hits. Garvin went 3-for-4 at the plate to lead in hits.
Cheeks led Creekside with two hits in three at bats.
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