Indian River baseball defeats Seaford 5-0


Coastal Point photos • Tyler Valliant: Mitch Megee sends a pitch to homeplate.Coastal Point photos • Tyler Valliant: Mitch Megee sends a pitch to homeplate.Indian River High School used three pitchers to combine on a 5-0 shutout win against visiting Seaford on Tuesday afternoon, April 10. After two straight losses, the Indians were able to right the ship a bit to get back on the right side of the ledger.

“I thought it was a good performance to get back in the win column after a rough couple of games over spring break,” said Indians coach D.J. Long of Tuesday’s win. “We have been struggling at the plate as of late, so hopefully we can get that turned around before we head up to Caravel Saturday night for a big game against a great team.”

Junior Mitch Megee pitched five innings, allowing only two hits and no runs in picking up the win for IR on the bump.

Grant Argo roped a double and drove in two runs, while Jacob Anderson stole two bases.

The win over Seaford keeps the Indians perfect in Henlopen South Division contests.

“We just have to keep winning conference games,” acknowledged Long. “We are 4-1 in the conference and 2-0 in the South. We have to keep working hard every day to get where we want to be.”

In a split doubleheader last Friday, April 6, the Indians hit the road for a pair at St. Mark’s, followed by a late-afternoon contest against Henlopen Conference foe Smyrna.

In the early tilt versus the Spartans, IR jumped out to a 1-0 lead in the top of the first inning, thanks to a RBI-single by Grant Argo.

St. Mark’s answered with a four-spot in the top of the first off Indians starter Myles Clark. It would be all the Spartans needed to get past IR.

In the game versus Smyrna, the hosts scored early and often, plating a single run in the first, five more in the second, and finishing up their run barrage with three more in the third — all on the strength of just six hits and three IR errors. It proved to be more than enough, despite a late effort from the Indians.

Tyler Cramer and Chase Hall each went 1-for-2 for the Indians, with Hall’s RBI-double the biggest of the day for the locals.

IR now hits the road for their next four games, kicking off with an evening matchup under the lights at Caravel Academy on Saturday, April 14. A Henlopen Conference clash follows versus Lake Forest on Monday, April 16.

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