Branch blasts four RBIs as Chester topples Mercy
|Chester’s Spencer Lee throws for the win against Mercy at home last week. Photos by Greg Knight|
Considering the fact that Chester head baseball coach Aaron Hardesty wanted to end the Volcanoes’ league opener against Mercy in five innings, it was a good day for his team as it dispatched the Warriors in six on a 10-0 shutout.
The game, which saw pitcher Spencer Lee strike out eight Mercy batters and give up only four hits, was a study in offense and defense for the Vols — after runs by the first three in the order Adam Branch, Jason Schlueter and Tristan James, the squad embarked on a massive five-run third inning that sealed the deal early for Chester.
Overall, Branch was the powerhouse hitter for the Vols, nailing four RBIs in four appearances at the plate, earning a single and double as well as the run in the first. Branch, along with Spencer Lee and Nick Cancilla, also batted .500 on the day and earned a .500 on-base percentage.
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