Savages Edge Out Bears with Shutout Win

Sigourney used several defensive plays, including throwing out a runner at home, to keep the Bears off the board en route to a 5-0 shutout.

Defense was on display when the Sigourney Savages hosted the EV Bears on June 17. Sigourney broke onto the scoreboard late and held off several scoring chances to win 5-0.

“We had some good plate discipline and we played really well behind Bo Schmidt,” coach Lee Crawford said. “We had a double play in the first, converted on a fielders choice and threw a guy out a home. I think they got tired of us making plays.”

EV got things going early but were shut down just as quick when the Savages defense turned a double play. Sigourney had chances early as well but couldn’t convert, either flying out or grounding out to end their scoring chances. In the third inning, the Savages got as close as second base as a result of a walk for Nick Goad, fielders choice for Josh Mohr and Brett Striegel getting hit by a pitch.

Sigourney began the bottom of the fourth with a hit off Payton Schauf’s bat between second base and shortstop, their only hit up to that point. That chance would end with a pair of strikeouts and a pop out from Cade Streigle. Goad was hit by a pitch to begin the fifth, followed by walks for Brock Halleran, Mohr and Brett, walking in the first run. A passed ball allowed another run to score, Mac Conrad walked with the bases loaded and Cade Molyneux finished out the scoring with a deep sacrifice fly.

To read the full recap, including coach Lee Crawford’s thoughts, pick up this weeks edition of the News-Review.