By James Howell
It isn’t hard to win when you’re able to score in every inning. This formula produced an Opening Day, 14-0, rout of league foe Waverly-Montrose.
Tyler Zweibohmer got the ball for the Saints, and he shut down the Stinger lineup easily, pitching 4 shutout innings, and allowing 4 hits.
The Saints lineup was able to put up 3 quick runs in the first off Waverly-Montrose starter Kirby Moynagh. They added 4 more in the second, to jump out to an early 7-0 lead. Moynagh lasted only 2 innings, but ‘relief’ would not be the appropriate term to describe the Stinger bullpen. The Saints scored 2 runs in the third, and 1 run in the 4th to extend the lead to 10-0.
2 runs in the fifth and 2 in the sixth eventually landed them at their total of 14 for the game.
Brendon Opsahl was hit by 3 pitches and scored 3 times. Lucas Larson also scored 3 times, hitting 2 singles.
Newcomer Jon DeRock hit a triple in his first Saints at-bat, hitting it off the base of the newly painted left field wall, narrowly missing a home run.
On the mound, Jordan Flick came in relief of Zweibohmer, pitching 2 scoreless innings. Kyle Kaczmarek pitched a scoreless seventh to finish off the game.
The Saints are next in action Friday night, hosting Raymond at 7:30.