CAREY — The Carey baseball team did everything it could to get a Friday night game with Vanlue in, but unfortunately for the Blue Devils, Mother Nature ended the game in the sixth inning before they had a chance to respond.
After already being delayed twice, the game was called with two outs in the top of the fifth inning due to lightning to hand Carey a 10-7 defeat.
“It was a big crowd with a lot of parents and fellow students there,” Carey coach Joey Roark said. “This game (being at night) has provided a spark to this program, but it’s just unfortunate that we were unable to finish it.”
The Blue Devils (7-14) scored five runs in the bottom of the first inning as Austin Patton singled and scored on a Dillon Sammons single. Corbin Blair reached base after getting hit and Satchel Strahm plated Sammons on a single and he and Blair scored on a Matt Holsinger base knock. He scored on a Dylan Musgrave single.
Holsinger finished 3 for 3 with a pair of runs scored, while Sammons finished 2 for 3. Alex Naeyaert added a double on a 2-for-3 performance.
Sammons (1-6) took the pitching loss as he pitched the final 1 2/3 innings.
Justin Summers provided the win for the Wildcats (7-10) as he hit a bases-loaded triple in the fifth inning when the score was tied at 7.
He also finished with a single and a double in the game.
Carey hosts Fremont St. Joseph at 5 p.m. today.
Score by innings
Vanlue 122 230 — 10 8 3
Carey 511 00x — 7 10 4
WP: Hagerty; LP: Sammons (1-6).
2B: Naeyaert (C), J. Summers (V), L. Summers (V).
3B: J. Summers (V).