Kolby Elzea leaves his catcher’s mask behind to pitch for Greenville. Photo by Anna Lawson

GHS Indian baseball burns through to the finish

Tigers and Indians clash during the rematch April 26. Photo by Anna Lawson

Greenville baseball sits in second place in the league with a 6-1 league record. They are 12-2 overall.

Happy Camp doubleheader

The Indians hosted the Happy Camp team for a doubleheader April 25, winning 10-0 and 19-2.

In the 10-0 game one, GHS Indian Tristin Clark pitched a no-run, no-hit game. “It was one walk shy of a perfect game,” said head baseball coach Larry Yocum. Garrett Miille hit a homerun, and two runs each were scored for Greenville by Tristin Clark, Miille and Dawson Reed. Wade Neer, Colton Lawson, Trevor Barr and Nick Hampton scored single runs. RBIs were hit in pairs by Clark, Miille and Barr. Single RBIs came from Lawson and Harlan Savala.

Dawson Reed stole two bases and Hilpert, Neer, Miille, Lawson and Hampton all stole a base.

Kolby Elzea served as catcher for GHS pitcher Tristin Clark. Facing just 12 batters, Clark struck out six in a game pitch total of 48. “It was a no-hit shutout,” said Yocum.

In the 19-2 game two, Wade Neer and Tristin Clark both scored three runs each. Westin Lawson, Garrett Miille, Trevor Barr, Kolby Elzea and Nick Hampton all scored two runs. Single GHS runs were scored by Hilpert, Colton Lawson and Savala. Neer and Clark both hit doubles.

Hilpert, Clark, Miille and Hampton were all hit by a pitch.

Clark stole three bases and Neer, W. Lawson and Miille each stole a base.

Neer pitched to eight batters and struck out one. Miille pitched to eight batters and struck out three and Barr pitched to seven batters to strike out two.

Portola rematch

Tristin Clark lays into a pitch with all his might. Photo by Mari Erin Roth

The Indians played the Portola Tigers in a rematch April 26 and won in a tight 11-10 game in Greenville.

After a loss to the Tigers in Portola, 12-8, the previously undefeated Indians were really on the warpath and ready for payback on the Greenville diamond.

GHS held the Tigers in the first inning and managed to get on the scoreboard first with one run. The Tigers came back with a pair of runs to take the lead in the second inning 2-1. Neither team allowed scoring in inning three. In the top of the fourth, PHS scored 3 runs to reinforce their lead, 5-1. The Indians came back to take it all away in the bottom of the inning with six runs to lead 7-5.

Both teams scored well in the fifth inning adding four runs each, 11-9 Greenville. In the top of the seventh inning, the Tigers managed a run, but that only brought them closer, but no cigar. GHS reclaimed the game they lost to the Tigers. The game was exciting and fans were very happy with an excellent performance from both teams.

“It was the way the game ended that was unique,” said Yocum. “Bases were loaded with one out and Wade Neer made an unassisted double play to end the game. It was an exciting game.”

Miille, Barr and Hampton scored two Greenville runs. Single runs came from Clark, Lawson, Savala, Reed and Elzea. Hilpert, Clark, Savala and Reed hit doubles. “Nine different players got a hit in that game,” said Coach Yocum.

Clark and Miille stole two bases and Hilpert stole one.

Pitching for Greenville were Westin Lawson, Garrett Miille, Trevor Barr, Kolby Elzea and Nick Hampton. Miille struck out two of 20 batters faced. Elzea struck out two of 13 batters faced. Hampton struck out two batters of 11 faced.

ACA 11, Greenville 3

The GHS boys lost to the top-seeded American Christian Academy Eagles in a Greenville home game April 29. The loss represents the only loss for the Indians in the league this year.

Colton Lawson, Harlan Savala and Kolby Elzea scored all the Greenville runs in the bottom of the fifth inning. Savala managed a double from the Eagle pitcher, senior Conner McCoy, who struck out 16 GHS batters.

Greenville pitchers Tristin Clark, Garrett Miille and Trevor Barr did their best. Clark struck out six of 27 batters faced and Miille struck out one of 13 batters faced. Miille provided relief pitching to two batters.

Travel to Dunsmuir

The GHS boys won their league game with the Eagles on the road May 1 by a score of 25-5. The original game was rained out, but the GHS Indians apparently didn’t mind the wait.

GHS started out strong with four runs in the first inning, five innings in the second and a single run in the third inning, 10-0. Dunsmuir put their first runs on the board in the bottom of the third with five big runs, 10-5.

Greenville came back with two runs in the fourth inning and … 13 in the fifth and final inning! Wow Greenville, mighty impressive.

GHS was led in scoring by freshmen Wade Neer and sophomore Garrett Miille. Both boys scored four runs each. Scoring three Greenville runs were senior Tristin Clark, sophomore Trevor Barr, freshman Dawson Reed and senior Kolby Elzea. Scoring a pair of runs for GHS was freshman Westin Lawson. Junior Isaiah Hilpert, juniors Harlan Savala and Nick Hampton scored single runs. Hilpert, Clark, Neer, Miille and Elzea hit three RBIs each. Savala, Barr and Reed all hit two RBIs. Lawson and Hampton also hit an RBI. Hilpert, Neer, Lawson, Savala and Barr hit doubles.

Miille was hit by a pitch twice and Clark, Reed, Elzea and Hampton all “wore a pitch” for the Greenville team.

The Indians were swift on the bases stealing a total of 14 bases. Barr and Clark both managed to steal four bases! Neer, Miille and Elzea all stole two.

Greenville pitchers taking a turn at the mound were Wade Neer, striking out one batter of nine faced; Garrett Miille facing five batters and striking out one; Nick Hampton striking out one batter of four faced; and Trevor Barr striking out three batters of six faced.

Final baseball games

The last regular games of the season for the Greenville Indians were Tulelake on May 3 and a doubleheader with Williams on May 6. Stats and reviews of these final three non-league games will be covered in next week’s sports section as they become available.

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