On Saturday, the Taylor Trojans wrapped up their three-game series against the Huntington Foresters with a doubleheader split. Huntington won the first game, 2-0, before Taylor came away with a 5-4 triumph in the second contest.
Huntington’s Alex McCutcheon pitched a complete game in the opener, allowing zero run. The Trojans had a runner on second in the third, fourth, fifth, and sixth innings, but went 0-for-8 with runners in scoring position.
Luke Shively pitched 5.2 innings, recording four strikeouts, while Noah Huseman retired all four batters he faced.
In the nightcap, Ben Kalbaugh’s first career home run gave the Trojans a 2-0 lead in the bottom of the second frame. After each team plated run in the fifth frame, the Trojans scored twice more in the sixth to put the game away. Nick Rusche started the rally with an RBI single, while Josh Lane scored on a wild pitch.
Justin Pettit earned the win, pitching five innings of scoreless baseball, while the relief staff combined for eight strikeouts.