Ike rally falls short vs MWC
The conditions said pitcher's duel, but the Ike and Midwest City hitters had other ideas.
Despite a gusty northwest wind blowing in from left field, the Eagles (0-5) and Bombers combined to slug out 21 hits and score 20 runs in a 13-7 Midwest City win on Monday at Eagle Field.
"It's a tough day, you know the wind was blowing in. You kind of thought it was a good day to pitch," Eisenhower head coach Brian Wyatt said. "Our guys did a good job of hitting line drives and keeping the ball out of the wind like they've been coached."
Shortstop Jordan Lattanzi led Ike's 11-hit attack with a 2 for 4 day at the plate with an RBI and two runs scored. Ike starting pitcher Michael Womack pitched 4 2/3 innings, striking out four, scattering four hits while allowing 10 runs, only four of which were earned.
The defense behind Womack made seven errors, three of which came in a six-run fifth inning for Midwest City. The Bombers had just three hits in the frame, but tallied six times to turn a 3-run lead into an 11-2 advantage.