Coudersport baseball had a big win against Otto-Eldred last week. On their home field, Coudersport won 10-5.
After Otto-Eldred went scoreless in the top of the first, Owen Chambers stepped up to bat for Coudersport and hit a single. Eli Ayers hit a single to advance Chambers to third. Kullen Crosby’s pop fly sent Chambers home and Ayers to third, but Ayers was ultimately left on base.
Otto-Eldred had some hits in the second but struggled to get on base. First batter of the inning Cameron Magee reached second base, but was tagged out on his way to third. Coudersport’s Jackson Glover started the inning with a double and made his way home on errors. Jacob Pitcher, Hunter Redmond and Chambers all scored as well.
Otto-Eldred put a score up in the third when Andrew Sheeler hit a single and made his way around the bases with three batters walking to first. Coudersport had one hit in the third by Glover, but no runs were scored.
Sheeler and Jacob Bell both had hits in the fourth, but Otto-Eldred couldn’t score a run. A.J. Redmond scored for Coudersport, while H. Redmond and Chambers both had hits.
Neither teams scored again until the bottom of the sixth. Coudersport started with two back to back outs, but had a hitting spree when H. Redmond (single), Chambers (single), Kolby VanWhy (walk) and Ayers (double) all got on base and ultimately scored. Kullen Crosby had a double but was left in scoring position after a strikeout ended the inning.
With the score at 10-1, Otto-Eldred put up a good seventh inning with three hits and four walks, getting seven people on base and ultimately adding four scores, but it wasn’t enough to catch up with Coudersport.
Blake Burgett took the win on the mound, pitching 6.33 innings and five strikeouts.
Last Saturday, Coudersport traveled to Johnsonburg where they won 2-0. VanWhy (four innings, three strikeouts) and A. Redmond (three innings, one strike out) combined pitched a no hitter. Jacob Pitcher and Blake Burgett scored one run each in the sixth inning.