The Solon Springs baseball team opened its season with a 14-9 win over Frederic Friday evening in Solon Springs.
Trailing 6-5, the Eagles scored six runs in the bottom of the fifth inning for an 11-6 lead.
Frederic came back with three runs in the top of the sixth inning, but the Eagles matched them with three runs in the bottom of the sixth.
Solon Springs then held on to the victory by keeping the Vikings scoreless in the top of the seventh.
“It was great to finally get out of the gym and get in a game,” SSHS coach Nathan Ahlberg said. “Our guys have been working hard in the gym for three weeks, and that work paid off Friday night.”
Sophomore Tyler Long led the Eagles with a double, two singles, two runs scored and an RBI. Kevin Zamzow also had three hits, two runs and an RBI and Cody Utyro was 2-for-45 with four RBIS. Utyro also picked up the pitching victory.
“I’m very pleased with 13 hits and six walks over six innings,” Ahlberg said. “Our hitters did a nice job of putting the ball in play and putting pressure on their defense.”
Solon Springs pitching also only gave us six hits, but walked seven batters and its defense allowed three errors.
“We’re not going to win too many games walking seven and making three errors,” Ahlberg said.
Solon Springs hosts Bayfield at 4:30 p.m. Monday.
Frederic 2-0-1-2-1-3-0 9-6-5
Solon Springs 3-0-2-0-6-3-X 14-13-3