Edmond North spoils Eisenhower's home finale
Monday didn't play out ideally for the five seniors playing their final home game in an Eisenhower uniform, as the Eagles committed 11 errors and were no-hit in a 17-0 run-rule district loss to Edmond North.
The performance wouldn't have been ideal on any given night.
Ike (3-24, 2-11) had just three total base runners, courtesy of a walk and two errors by the Huskies, who poured out 11 runs in the first two innings to leave little doubt where this game was headed.
"This is a night as a coach and member of the program you want this night to be memorable, in a good way," Ike coach Brian Wyatt said of sending off the upperclassmen. "It was our mental approach. We weren't really up for the game, they were just flat from the get-go, and you can't play games like that."
Things looked relatively promising for Ike coming in. It swept Putnam City West last week, followed by competitive losses last Friday at Cache, where it led most of one game. A relapse into shaky defense and silent bats turned into a perfect storm against Edmond North (16-12,7-5), which pounded out 11 hits and got five good innings from pitcher Luke Reynolds.
Michael Womack wore the pitching loss for Ike, allowing 11 runs (six earned) on five hits, but he received little to no help. Ike's defense was particularly faulty in the top of the first, totaling four errors that led to four unearned runs and a 5-0 deficit. An error at first base on Edmond North leadoff hitter Kade Simms' routine grounder proved to be a bad omen.