Wasilla tops Homer baseball

  • Friday, May 16, 2014 12:00am
  • Sports

Homer suffered a loss on the road Thursday evening in Wasilla, dropping a 12-7 affair after leading early. The loss dropped Homer to a 1-6 mark on the year.

Homer scored on a wild pitch in the first inning to take the lead, then brought another runner in on a fly ball for a 2-0 lead.

From there, Homer pitcher Sheldon Hutt had trouble getting out of a jam.

“They were hitting ground balls that kept finding the outfield,” said Homer coach Mark Putney. “We just struggled to get out of the early innings.”

Hutt manned the mound for the first three innnings, giving up five hits and four walks and striking out none. Kyle Johnson went the rest of the way with two walks and two hits.

Hutt left the mound with a 6-2 score, and by the fourth inning, the Warriors had extended it to 10-2.

Homer staged a comeback in the fifth inning with five runs, but Wasilla iced the game late with two more.

J.J. Sonnen, Olen Delehanty, Greg Smith, Michael Swoboda and Tommy Bowe each had a hit for the Mariners, with Swoboda and Bowe providing a RBI each.

Homer will face Houston Saturday at noon.

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