CHURUBUSCO — Churubusco’s baseball team found its stride early in the season, picking up multiple wins last week — including a 25-6 blowout over Whitley County rival Whitko on March 26.
Jake Fulk pitched all five innings for the Eagles and netted 10 strikeouts. Fulk also led the team in RBIs with five.
Whitko opened the game by scoring three runs in the top of the first inning, but Churubusco answered with seven runs, then five more in the second to lead 12-3. Neither team scored in the third, but the Eagles blew out the game with an explosive fourth inning — tacking on 13 runs.
Whitko scored three more runs in the top of the fifth, but it wasn’t enough to overcome the mercy rule and the game ended with a 25-6 score.
Churubusco had 15 hits compared to Whitko’s seven, and the ’Cats tallied five errors to the Eagles’ one.
Churubusco hosted and defeated Northfield in its season opener the night before, 9-3.
Northfield was the first on the board with a run in the first, but the Eagles scored six unanswered runs in the second through fourth innings to lead 6-1.
The Norsemen scored again in the fifth, but Churubusco added three more runs in the same frame.
Churubusco’s Blake Trostel pitched four innings for the Eagles, earning six strikeouts. Seth Able led the team in hits with two, and Able and Evan Snyder led the Eagles with two RBIs apiece.
The Eagles finished their successful opening week with a win over Southwood, 8-4. Brayten Gordon is to thank for four of those runs, as the Eagle tallied four RBIs. Snyder recorded two.
Parker Curry and Gabe Richards each pitched three innings for the Eagles, who started off the game with a 4-0 lead before Southwood got on the scoreboard. Churubusco scored a run in the first, three in the second, two in the third and its last two in the fifth inning.
Southwood got on the board in the second inning, then scored a run each in the third and fifth frames.
Gordon led the team in hits with three, followed by Snyder and Curry with two apiece.