St. Clair storms Past Port Huron High
The Saints worked to get in hitting counts and did their best to put the ball in play to force Port Huron to make defensive plays. At times that went Port Huron’s way. But on other occasions, Port Huron contributed to St. Clair’s success through errors and later a pass ball that helped the Saints pad their lead.
Port Huron (0-1. 1-4) threatened late in the game with a pair of runners in scoring position and the tying run at the plate. But St. Clair got out of the inning with a couple of timely plays and then added a couple extra runs before cruising to the victory.
Wagner was the losing pitcher for Port Huron but still proved dominant throughout the game. He finished with 12 strikeouts and added to his cause with pair of hits from the plate.
“It was a little rough early,” Wagner said. “I had the guys support and they picked me up for sure. We started making some plays.”
The teams will resume their rivalry Wednesday at St. Clair before heading back to Port Huron Thursday.
“We swung the bats pretty well,” Port Huron coach Kyle Sheppard said after the Big Reds pounded out five hits. “I think we played well with them. They created some runs. But I’m glad we showed a competitive game. We should be able to continue that this week.”