SPRINGVILLE — The Springville-Griffith Institute modified baseball team defeated John F. Kennedy Middle School on May 7, by a score of 15 – 6.
The Griff’s offense was clicking, all game long, against JFK, as the team scored a season-high 15 runs. Ian Baker led the way, for the Griffs, hitting two triples and driving in 3 runs. Shaun Wright had four hits, including a double. Daniel Wirfel chipped in, with three hits of his own, while Austin Coon contributed, with a double.
“The boys really had a great game, offensively, against JFK,” Coach Robert Gainey said. “They swung the bats well, all game, and everyone contributed to the strong effort. We also ran the bases well, which gave us more scoring opportunities, throughout the game.”
S-GI stole a season-high 11 bases, in the game, and created many scoring chances, for their hitters. Wright turned in a double play, while Bobby Connors and Trevor Bunch made key infield stops, to help earn the win.
“We were stout defensively, and that was key, to the victory,” Gainey said. “I thought Wright’s double play was huge for us, and it gave us some momentum, to build off of.”
Derek Bush pitched five innings for S-GI, striking out four batters and inducing many ground ball outs. Bunch relieved Bush, to pitch the final three innings, striking out four batters, of his own.
The Griffs improved their record to 3 – 1 on the season, and will take on Pioneer on May 9.