Springfield, KY – The Barons dropped their first three games of the 2012 Baseball Season to NAIA foes Benedictine Springfield and St. Catharine College by scores of 7-0, 18-10, and 21-2. Despite the lopsided scores, Coach Ambroza felt the team did some things to feel good about and clearly know where they need to improve now “We hit it really well! I mean, going outside for the first time all year and putting the bat on the ball the way we did, that was great. However, we have a very long way to go with our pitching and our defense.” But, Ambroza does not seem to be overly concerned about that due mainly to the club’s youth.
Some stats to highlight from the three games are; Freshman Pitcher Addison Wolf, the starting pitcher in the game with Benedictine, threw 6 innings, allowing 2 runs, both earned, on 4 hits and 5 walks, with 4 strikeouts. “Addison did a great job of locating all of his pitches in and out of the strike zone. I was very impressed by his composure and am looking forward to seeing what he can do for us his next time on the mound.” Added Ambroza. Offensively, the Barons have a lot of things to be happy about, recording 25 hits in their first three games, five of which are doubles. The team is currently hitting at a clip of .301. Some individuals standing out offensively after the first weekend are; Sophomore Shortstop David Spearman went 6 for 12 with three doubles and three RBI, Freshman Outfielder Derrick Pease was 4 for 7 with one double, Junior First baseman Ryan Kortokrax was 2 for 6 with two stolen bases.
The Barons will return to Kentucky this weekend as they travel to Pippa Passes, KY to take on NAIA for Alice Lloyd in a DH on Saturday, March 3rd.