Shocker baseball splits games with Manson, Brewster

By James Robinson
Empire Press Correspondent

Ethan Petersen at bat against Manson in a home game March 26. (Empire Press photo/James Robinson)

Waterville/Mansfield’s boys baseball team took to the field against Manson on March 26 and Brewster on March 30.

At the top of the week, the Shocker boys had an exciting game against the Trojans winning 12-11. They got off to a good start scoring four runs in the first inning. The Trojans, however, kept pace with the Shockers throughout the game.

Tristen Marden and Will Osborne pick off a Brewster runner on March 30. (Provided photo/Stephanie Stibal)

Starting pitcher for Waterville/Mansfield was Will Osborne and relief pitcher was Angel Lucero. Starters were Jacob Stibal, catcher; Colin Poppie, first base; Angel Lucero, second base; Jordan Davis, third base; Tristen Marden, shortstop; Travis Prey, left field; Gannon Gormley, center field; and Cole Koenig, right field. Other team members were Cody Deshazer, Eli Van Lith, Mac Van Lith and Dakota Foster. Coaches are Andy Stibal and Cody Brunner.

Ending the week, the Shockers traveled to Brewster for a doubleheader.

The Bears are undefeated in conference play and their skills proved too much for the Shockers. Brewster won the first game 9-1 and the second game 17-0.

Starting pitcher for the Shockers in the first game was Angel Lucero, relief was Ethan Petersen. Pitchers in the second game were Tristen Marden, Colin Poppie and Ethan Petersen.