“Our pitching rotation was set so Monday’s game didn’t bother it tonight, but it will later in the week,” Keister said.
Pearson pitched into the seventh inning, striking out two and walking two.
“Adam pitched well enough to win,” Keister said.
Williams started for the Minutemen. He hurled four innings, fanning five and walking two.
“He throws strikes and keeps the ball down,” Treadway said. “He is not going to overpower you.”
Concord regained the lead in the sixth on a single by senior Drew Wysong that scored senior Brett Neveraski and sophomore Jason Grooms with two outs.
“It was kind of a freak hit as the ball bounced off the plate and over the third baseman’s head,” Keister said.”If we field the ball and get an out we are going into the seventh in a completely different situation.”
Grooms and sophomore Luke Simon were players that Treadway moved up from the JV.
“Both of them played well,” the coach said.
Simon reached base twice after being hit by pitches and scored both times. Grooms slapped run-scoring singles in the second and fourth innings.
The Minutemen are a running team, stealing five bases and advancing three other times on either wild pitches or passed balls.
“We are a hit-and-run team that needs to take the extra bases,” Treadway said. “Pearson did a nice job early of keeping us off balance.”
The Redskins had seven hits in the contests. Junior Tyler Born ripped a three-run double on a 3-2 pitch in the third and singled in the fifth. Sophomore James Paetkau had two singles, senior DJ Ambrose, Hayes and sophomore Tito Garcia each one. Garcia also had an RBI.
“This is probably the best we have swung that bats,” Keister said. “Born had a big hit. He hit the ball well at the start of the season and then went into a little slump. Now he looks like he is ready to come out of it.”