SOLON SPRINGS — The Solon Springs Eagles baseball team used a big sixth inning to sink the Bayfield Trollers 12-6 Thursday afternoon.
Bayfield held a 3-1 lead going into the bottom of the fourth inning before Solon Springs’ Kevin Zamzow hit a two-run double to tie the game at 3-3.
Bayfield rallied in the top of the fifth inning going up by one run but Solon Springs scored three runs including a two-run single by Cody Utyro.
The Eagles exploded for six runs in the bottom of the sixth inning. Both Tyler Long and Zamzow knocked in two runs a piece for the Eagles in the inning.
“We really struggled at the beginning of the game squaring up their pitcher,” SSHS coach Nathan Ahlberg said. “He threw a lot of strikes with his fastball and breaking ball, but we couldn’t take advantage early.”
Josh Taylor struck out 11 Troller batters and allowed five hits before giving way to Nick Skaggs, who pitched the rest of the game and picked up the win. Skaggs finished with three strikeouts and a walk.
“Josh did a nice job in his first start of the season,” Ahlberg said. “I like the high strike out numbers, but he cannot walk a batter per inning either.”
Zamzow led the Eagles’ offensive attack going 4-for-5 with two doubles and four RBIs. Tyler Long was also 3-for-4 with a double, three runs scored and two RBIs.
“Kevin is really hitting well early this season,” Ahlberg said. “He started hitting ninth, but I had to move him up in the lineup to second because of his high on-base percentage.”
Zamzow, who batted lead off Thursday, is batting .579 through the Eagles first eight games.
The Eagles (4-4 overall, 1-1 Indianhead Conference) host Frederic at 4:30 p.m. Thursday.