2011 Sophomore News

Normal WEST WILDCATS take 3rd in the Big 12 Conference JV Tournament with a 10-7 win over Champaign Centennial!

 

Game

1

2

3

4

5

6

7

Total

Centennial

0

1

0

0

5

1

7

WEST

5

0

1

0

1

3

10

 

Pitching for the WILDCATS: 

            Josh Appel – 2 innings; 1 strikeout       

            Turner Reid – 2+ innings; 2 strikeouts            

            Nick Hieb – 1 + innings; 1 strikeout

            Tyler Ort – 1+ innings; 1 strikeout

Extra-Base Hits:  Turner Reid (2 HOMERUNS);  Reed Rogers (Double);  Chris Smiciklas (Double); Caleb Smith (Double)

 RBIs:   Turner Reid (6); Reed Rogers (1); Chris Smiciklas (1); Caleb Smith (1)

Steals:  Jacob Evans; Matt Hunsaker

The WILDCATS  started the game strong.  Defensively, in the first inning, with runners on first and third and one out, Chris Smiciklas caught one of the Chargers trying to steal second.  The next batter grounded out and their runner was left stranded at third. Still in the first but offensively, both Reed Rogers and Chris Smiciklas hit doubles, and with other hits, 5 WILDCATS scored.   In the third, Caleb Smith hit a double to send the walked Chris Smiciklas home.  Back on defense, in the fourth inning, Kevin Myers made an awesome throw to catcher Josh Appel and Josh made a great head’s up/glove up  tag as the runner tried to leap over him to get home!

 The game grew tense in the fifth inning when WEST gave up 5 runs and the score was was tied at 6.  WEST answered back in the bottom of the inning, as Turner Reid hit a HOMERUN  to put the WILDCATS  back in the lead. 

In the sixth, the Chargers had bases loaded and no outs when Tyler Ort came in to pitch.   Tyler faced four batters – pop up to the pitcher, a hit which scored one run, a strikeout, and a ground out.  Three runners were left stranded and the game was tied at 7.  In the bottom of the inning with no time remaining, WEST needed just one run for the win.  Everybody came out ready to hit – Reed Rogers, Josh Appel, and Chris Smiciklas all got on base.  When it was his turn, Turner Reid stepped up to the plate and hit a 3-run walkoff  HOMERUN!!!

 WEST WILDCATS WIN!!  10-7

 

 *Unofficial Stats.

05-24-2011  WEST JV vs.  Normal

Game

1

2

3

4

5

6

7

Total

WEST

1

0

0

2

0

1

1

5

NCHS

0

0

5

1

0

1

7

 

Pitching for the WILDCATS: 

             Tyler Ort – 2 2/3 innings; 2 strikeouts

            Turner Reid – 3 1/3 innings

Extra-Base Hits:  Chris Smiciklas (HOMERUN); Josh Appel (Double); Kevin Myers (Double); Reed Rogers (Double)

 

RBIs:   Reed Rogers (2); Josh Appel (1), Chris Smiciklas (1)

 

WEST suffered a disappointing loss in its second game of the Big 12 Conference JV Tournament.   While the WILDCATS had a strong defense and were able to get on base, they just weren’t able to get the runs scored.  Chris Smiciklas hit a HOMERUN in the seventh inning.

 

West continues play in the Big 12 Conference Tournament with a game on Saturday @ 2:00.

 

*Unofficial Stats.

05-21-2011  WEST JV vs.  Champaign Central

Game

1

2

3

4

5

6

7

Total

Champaign Central

0

2

0

0

0

2

WEST

2

2

2

7

13

 

WEST wins its first game of the Big 12 Conference JV Tournament with a 13-2 victory over Champaign Central. 

 

Pitching for the WILDCATS: 

             Kevin Myers – 4 innings; 2 strikeouts

            Josh Appel – 1 inning

             

Extra-Base Hits:  Nick Hieb (Triple); Matt Hunsaker (Double); Josh Appel (Double)

 

RBIs:   Matt Hunsaker (2), Logan Park (2); Reed Rogers (2); Caleb Smith (2); Jacob Evans (1); Josh Appel (1), Chris Smiciklas (1); Nick Hieb (1);  Kevin Myers (1)

 

 

West continues play in the Big 12 Conference Tournament with a game against Normal Community on Monday @ 6:30.

 

*Unofficial Stats.