Players on the Greenville Comets baseball team experienced the thrill of playing on a major league field Saturday.
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The Comets defeated Shelbyville in Saturday’s game by the score of 2-0.
Tyler Hutchinson pitched the first four innings and did not allow a hit while striking out eight. Craig Faulkner tossed two innings in relief and Dillon Halleman pitched the final frame for the save.
Manny Heupel (hy-pel) drove in the first run with a base hit, and Ty Sexton picked up the other RBI with a sacrifice fly.
Heupel had two hits in the game with Brennan Woker and Kaeden Mollett collecting the other two. GHS owned a 16-9 overall record coming into this week.
The baseball Comets remain undefeated in conference play after picking up wins last week over Litchfield and Staunton. At Litchfield on Friday, the Comets posted a 13-2 victory. Jacob Hall pitched the first four innings for the win and ripped a grand slam home run in the fifth inning.
On the mound, Hall gave up three hits and struck out two.
Offensively, Garrett Durburrow and Ryan Hutchinson had three hits each. Those with two hits included Hall, Tyler Hutchinson, Halleman and Kyle Dugan. Other hits were posted by Alex Schneider, Faulkner and Chantz Kunkel.
The Comets defeated Staunton last Wednesday, 9-0, in a game at GCS Park, the home of the Gateway Grizzlies.
Ryan Hutchinson pitched a complete game shutout, allowing four hits and striking out eight.
Faulkner had a four-hit game. Hall and Tyler Hutchinson banged out two hits each, and Ryan Hutchinson, Halleman, Kunkel, Blake Doll and Mollett also hit safely.
Faulkner and Kunkel drove in two runs apiece.
The Comets host Pana on Wednesday and Hillsboro on Friday, and play at Carlinville Thursday.