By Melanie Lekocevic
Capital Region Independent Media
RAVENA-COEYMANS-SELKIRK — The Indians took a tough 7-0 loss Monday in a home game against the Schalmont Sabres.
Pitcher Logan Krause took to the mound and remained until the top of the fifth inning.
The Indians’ bats were quiet the entire game as the team was shut out. After a scoreless first inning, the Sabres scored one run in each of the second, third and fourth innings, and then scored three in a long top-of-the-fifth inning.
The three-run rally in the fifth started with the Sabres’ Tyree Parker hitting a single to right field, followed by another single to left, leaving runners on first and second.
The third batter was hit by a pitch to load the bases.
That brought Sabre Andrew Schraa to the plate. Krause threw a wild pitch, walking in the Sabres’ fourth run of the game.
That sent the Indians’ coach to the mound to replace Krause with pitcher Alex Halwick, while Krause move to cover right field.
Halwick faced off against his first batter, the Sabres’ Owen Rowe, with the bases loaded. Rowe grounded out to the pitcher but the runner on third came home to score the Sabres’ fifth run of the game.
Schalmont’s Jerek Hobb came to the plate with runners at second and third. A wild pitch brought the third base runner home easily, with the runner at second advancing to third, but a pop fly to RCS second baseman ended the inning.
The Indians went down one-two-three in the bottom of the fifth.
Schalmont would go on to score one more run in the top of the seventh inning for a final score of Sabres 7, Indians 0.
RCS starting pitcher Logan Krause pitched 4.1 innings, giving up five hits and six runs, walking five and striking out seven. Relief pitcher Alex Halwick was on the mound for 2.2 innings giving up two hits and one run, walking two and striking out three.