Siegel nabbed the lead late in the game in a 14-6 victory over Smyrna on Wednesday. The Stars were down 6-5 in the top of the fifth inning when Garrett Harvey doubled on the first pitch of the at bat, scoring two runs.
Siegel earned the victory despite allowing Smyrna to score six runs in the fourth inning. Smyrna’s big inning was driven by walks by Demarco Miller and Garen Vaughn, a single by Christopher Hedden, an error on a ball put in play by Zac Stutzman, and a double by Ty Carter.
Siegel got things moving in the first inning, when Matt McCurry’s sac fly scored one run for the Stars.
Seth Petry was credited with the victory for Siegel. He allowed three hits and zero runs over three and a third innings, striking out four and walking one. Brenden Crowell threw one-third of an inning in relief out of the bullpen.
Bret Varner took the loss for Smyrna. He allowed eight hits and ten runs over five innings, striking out four.
Harvey started the game for Siegel. He lasted three and a third innings, allowing three hits and five runs while striking out four.
Siegel racked up 11 hits on the day. Gabe Morris, Zac Pearson, Drew Benefield, and Zach Bondurant each racked up multiple hits for the Stars. Morris led Siegel Stars Varsity with three hits in four at bats.
Carter went 2-for-4 at the plate to lead Smyrna in hits.