Streeter – Streeter Senior starter Adam Williamson put together a strong fight against rivals Ottawa at SHS Athletic Field on Tuesday.
Williamson went 2/3 scoreless in six innings, allowing only two hits and one walk, and had 10 strikeouts to lead the Bulldogs to a 9-0 victory over the Pirates.
“I felt like every pitch was working today and I always had confidence,” said Williamson, who hit the pitch limit before Cole Martin scored the final out. Told. “The biggest key for me today was going first with strike one. His fastball was good and his changeup made up for it.
“I felt a good rhythm throughout the match.”
“Today we played against a good team in Ottawa, but Morris on Wednesday, La Salle Peru on Friday…those three are very good preppers heading into the postseason. I liked how it started.”
— Bo Albert, Streeter baseball coach
Ottawa had beaten Streeter, 4-3, at King Field on March 30.
Streeter (18-10-1) had Brady Grabowski hit a two-out single off Ottawa’s losing pitcher Camden Loomis (2 2/3 IP, 4 H, 7 ER, 6 BB) to give Williamson a lead in the first inning. Giving all the points needed (1K), he stole second base and Landon Mantz scored on a double on the center field fence.
The hosts added three more in the second inning as Parker Phillis walked the bases loaded, Williamson added one on a sacrifice fly, and Mantz hit a RBI to left to make it 4-0.
Streeter coach Bo Albert said, “We’re preaching to kids how they have to keep climbing the hills and playing good baseball for the postseason that starts next week. I’ve been,’ he said. “Today we had a good team in Ottawa. Now it’s Morris.” [on Wednesday] And on Friday, La Salle Peru. …really good three [teams] heading into the postseason. I loved how he started the first of the three this week.
“We had Adam right out pitching, played a very solid game defensively, and did a great job overall at bat. , and then did a great job of turning those at bats back even or in our favour.”
In the Bulldogs’ third, Xander McCloskey, Logan Oakland, and Moe Bacon started the inning with back-to-back walks. After McCloskey scored on a wild pitch from Pirates reliever Daniel Bruner (1 1/3 IP, 1 H), Phyllis hit a two-run base hit to left to make it 7-0.
Phyllis added a sacrifice fly (4 RBI this game) in the fifth inning from Ottawa’s Alex Billings (1IP, 0H, 1ER, 3BB, 2K) and Martin singled against Garrett Shamanski (1IP). , 1ER, 2K). 1H, 1ER, 2BB, 1K on the 6th).
Streeter finished the game with six hits while stealing 11 walks.
Paxton Miller, Adam Swanson and Bruner all scored singles to Ottawa’s three hits on the day.
“We have to be more consistent… there’s no other way to say it,” said Ottawa coach Tyler Wargo. “There’s a reason we’re 16-15 at the moment, it’s just been very ups and downs for most of the season. Some days we played good pitchers like Adam today, some days we struggled against them. Some days he did.But give him credit, he was amazing today.He was hitting the strike zone and changing his speed effectively.He was just solid overall.
“Regarding next week’s district tournament, like most teams, you’re going to be facing your opponent’s No. 1 player right off the bat. Just remember and prepare for the next game tomorrow.
Both teams are set to return for their home games on Wednesday, with Ottawa hosting Geneseo and Streeter hosting Morris.