Olney blasts three
home runs in 18-6 win

 The hot hitting Olney

Tigers carried that success

over to a third straight

game of scoring at least 11

runs.

The Tigers powered

their way past

Lawrenceville in Little

Illini Conference play with

an 18 run outburst.

Olney has scored in

double digits the last three

games. 13 runs in a win

over Newton on Tuesday,

11 in a road win over Mt.

Carmel on Wednesday,

and an 18 run explosiong

in a road win on Thursday.

Olney scored in four of

the five innings played,

and had another solid

start turned in on the

mound to lead to their 7th

win of their year and 4th

in LIC play.

The Tigers set the tone

quickly on the road in

Lawrence County against

the Indians.

A one out walk to Gavin

Dorn was followed by Mason

Kocher launching his

team leading fourth home

run of the season on a

shot to center field.

Kaleb Foster would follow

that with a two out

home run to center, his

third of the season.

The two home runs in

the inning powered the

Olney Tigers ahead of the

Lawrenceville Indians, 3-

0.

Landon Pride would

draw a walk and Braden

Flanagan would be hit by

a pitch to put two runners

and Olney would be a

threat to score again.

Pride would get a jump

on the bases but would be

thrown out trying to take

third base to end the top

of the first inning, with

Olney ahead 3-0.

Trevor Zuber (3-2, 2.59

ERA) would earn his third

win behind this how powered

Tiger offense, but

had to work for it in the

first inning.

Zuber would strike out

the first batter and force a

ground out to quickly put

two away in the home half

of the first inning.

Back-to-back two out

singles would allow

Lawrenceville a shot to

score.

The right-hander would

work out of the two on,

two out jamp and force a

pop out to keep the Indians

off the scoreboard in

the first inning.

Brandon Murphy would

give his starter some more

breathing room as the

junior second baseman

blasted a home run to left

field. The bomb was Murphy’s

first of the season.

Jace Greenwood would

draw and walk and be a

threat on the base paths.

Greenwood would speed

his way to second base,

stealing his team leading

11th base.

Braxton Burgener

would signle and Mason

Kocher would double

home both Greenwood

and Burgener.

Mason Kocher would

steal home after Harmon

was hit and Chase

Williams (running for

Harmon) would draw a

throw to second base.

Olney surged ahead 7-0

after the top half of the

second inning of play.

Zuber went to work and

quickly set down the Indians

with a 1-2-3 bottom of

the second frame.

The Tigers added four

more runs in the top of

the third to jump ahead by

double figures.

Two singles put runners

on Landon Pride would

score on a wild pitch for

the eighth Olney run of

the game.

Greenwood would single,

scoring Flanagan as

the Tigers were nearing

the double figure mark for

the third game in a row.

Isaac Bradley would

reach on an error with one

out that scored Brandon

Murphy and put the

Tigers ahead 10-0.

A Pierce Jones ground

ball into a fielder’s choice

pushed the Tigers ahead

11-0.

The Indians were able

to get out of the third,

holding the damage to

just four, and send the

game to the bottom half

trailing by 11.

Lawrenceville would

take advantage of some

Tiger miscues and strike

for six runs in the third.

A single, walk, single

started the inning to load

the bases against the Tiger

hurler.

Zuber would strike out

the next man up, holding

the bases loaded with one

out.

A single would score a

run against the sophomore

righty before an error

allowed two more to

score.

A second strikeout of

the inning had Zuber one

out away from escaping

the jam.

A walk would score the

fourth run and Christion

Beamon would cap off the

inning with a two run single.

Ivers grounded out and

the Tigers would see their

11-0 lead, shrink to 11-6.

The Tigers offense did

not slow down however as

the visitors scored seven

times in the fourth.

Gavin Mays reached on

an error that scored Dakotah

Brown who walked

with one out to start the

rally.

A walk to Chase

Williams set the table for

Quinn Miller who lined a

single to left scoring two

more.

Pierce Jones reached on

an error that plated a run

and Isaac Pampe singled

home another.

Braden Adams would

finish the scoring on the

day for Olney with a two

out double to right scoring

two runs and pushing the

Tigers ahead of the Indians

18-6.

Zuber would follow up

his offense’s outburst with

a 1-2-3 bottom of the

fourth inning, to set the

game up for a 10 run rule

in the fifth.

Lawrenceville got Olney

to go down quickly in the

top of the fifth with a

leadoff walk being wiped

away with a double play

and a strikeout ending the

inning.

Kaleb Foster would enter

the game in relief of

Zuber who tossed the first

four, allowing six runs, but

only one earned.

The right-handed sophomore

reliever would set

down Lawrenceville in order.

Foster got a pop out, a

strikeout, and a ground

out to finish off the Indians.

Olney picked up the

road Little Illini Conference

win, 18-6 over

Lawrenceville.

The win marked the

third straight victory for

the Tigers, all coming off

the mercy rule.  

 Olney improves to 7-8

on the year and 4-2 in the

Little Illini Conference

with the win.

The Tigers are beginning

to find their legs and

the pitching has begun to

round into form as the

bulk of games are still upcoming.

OLNEY BATTING

Hits: Mason Kocher - 2,

Braxton Burgener - 1,

Brandon Murphy - 1,

Kaleb Foster - 1, Quinn

Miller - 1, Braden Adams -

1, Isaac Pampe - 1, Braden

Flanagan - 1, Landon

Pride - 1, Jace Greenwood

- 1. 2B: Braden Adams - 1,

Mason Kocher - 1.

HR: Brandon Murphy -

1 (1), Kaleb Foster - 1 (3),

Mason Kocher - 1 (4).

RBI: Mason Kocher - 4,

Braden Adams - 2, Pierce

Jones - 2, Brandon Murphy

- 1, Isaac Bradley - 1,

Kaleb Foster - 1, Quinn

Miller - 1, Isaac Pampe -1,

Jace Greenwood - 1.

Runs: Brandon Murphy

- 2, Jace Greenwood - 2,

Mason Kocher - 2, Cole

Lambird - 1, Gavin Dorn -

1, Braxton Burgener - 1,

Kaleb Foster - 1, Quinn

Miller - 1, Dakotah Brown

- 1, Chase Williams - 1,

Pierce Jones - 1, Gavin

Mays - 1, Braden Flanagan

- 1, Landon Pride - 1, Gage

Stevens - 1.

BB: Cole Lambird - 1,

Gavin Dorn - 1, Brandon

Murphy - 1, Dakotah

Brown - 1, Chase Williams

- 1, Landon Pride - 1, Jace

Greenwood - 1.

SO: Gavin Dorn - 1,

Chase Williams - 1, Joe

Bogard - 1.

SB: Jace Greenwood - 1

(11), Mason Kocher - 1 (2).

WP - Trevor Zuber (3-

2): 4.0 IP, 6 H, 6 R, 1 ER,

2 BB, 7 K.

Kaleb Foster: 1.0 IP, 0

H, 0 R, 1 K.

LAWRENCEVILLE

BATTING

Hits: Christion Beamon

- 2, Conny O’Dell - 2, Keegan

Meek - 1, Cale Powell

- 1. RBI: Christian Beamon

- 2, Ethan Kelly - 2, Jarrett

Winkles - 1, Connor

O’Dell - 1.

Runs: Christian Beamon

- 1, Ethan Kelly - 1,

Connor O’Dell - 1, Keegan

Meek - 1, Eli Ivers - 1,

Corey Carrell - 1.

BB: Jarrett Winkles - 1,

Eli Ivers - 1.

SO: Nate Weger - 3,

Keegan Meek - 1, Jarrett

Winkles - 1, Eli Ivers - 1,

Cale Powell -1 , Connor

O’Dell - 1.

LAWRENCEVILLE

PITCHING

LP - Eli Ivers: 2.0 IP, 8

H, 11 R, 10 ER, 4 BB, 1 K.

Connor O’Dell: 1.1 IP, 2

H, 7 R, 2 ER, 2 BB, 1 K.

Christion Beamon: 1.2

IP, 1 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 1 K.

UP NEXT

The Olney Tigers will

return to the diamond on

Saturday when they make

a trip to Fairfield to take

on the Mules.

First pitch from Fairfield

as the Tigers look to

claw their way back to a

.500 record is set for

10:00 am.