Apparently head coach Mike Fible has been keeping holding back important facts about the Paris varsity baseball team this season.
Perhaps he's just a secretive individual or maybe there's a greater plan he's just set in motion that nobody else knows about. Whatever the case, when the Coyotes arrived in Columbia on Thursday, Fible unleashed an incredibly unique attack that featured nine runs on five hits and nine walks as Paris defeated Father Tolton in non-conference competition 9-1.
"Another great win to add to the season. We started slow in the first two innings, making a few base running mistakes, but we put it all together in the third inning and capitalize with runners on," said Fible. "Clayton Langured sparked us in the third inning by leading off with a long at bat and drawing the walk. From there the team followed suit, everyone came to bat with a quality approach and ready to find a way to help us win."
The tipping point in this contest came in the third inning when Paris lit things up like it was the fourth of July by going on a seven-run rally. When the squad then added another two runs in the fourth, the one run Father Tolton scored inn the fifth didn't seem to mean a whole lot in comparison.
"Brett Miller was fantastic on the mound," Fible said. "He was able too keep Father Tolton hitters off balance and relay on a great defense."
Having thrown for just over six innings, Miller only allowed one earned run on seven hits and two walks with 10 strikeouts to earn the win. Forrest Adam then closed things out by getting the final two batters out without giving up a hit or a walk.
Saddling this offensive horse for the Coyotes and getting it ready to ride at 1-for-3 with two RBI and a walk was Zach Rentschler, Chris Ebbesmeyer donated a hit, two RBI, one run and a walk in three at-bats and Trenton Morgan went 1-for-2 with a run and two walks. Even though none of the Paris batters had multiple hits, Brett Miller did go 1-for-3 with two RBI, a run, three steals and one walk, Clayton Langured added wto walks and one RBI and Adam chipped in with a hit, two runs, one steal and a walk.
"We are playing our best baseball now as we wind down toward the end of the season, and look to keep the momentum going against Harrisburg," said Fible.
Paris played Harrisburg last Friday, on Thursday the team is at Canton and on April 7 the team hosts LaPlata.