MORAVIA — Not having any arms left and going up against the third-ranked team in the class is not a good combination to have as No. 3 Martensdale-St. Marys blew out Moravia 23-4 on Saturday.
After a busy week of six games in six days, Moravia was left with limited options for their pitching. They would end up cycling through six different pitchers over the five inning game with four of those pitchers making their first appearance of the season on the mound.
Gage Hanes got the start before handing the ball off to Caleb Cook in the second inning. Cook would go 1 2/3 innings before Kaleb Templeton, Riley Hawkins, Chase Uhlenhake and Bryce Kaster would each get a shot on the rubber for the first time this season.
The Blue Demons took advantage of the new pitchers. They scored six runs combined in the first three innings before running away with eight runs in the fourth and another nine runs in the fifth.
Martensdale-St. Marys ended the day with 12 hits and 10 walks while 10 different players had RBIs for the Blue Demons.
Matthew Seals had two RBIs for Moravia while Cook also drove in a run.
It was suppose to be a doubleheader but was changed to just one game as Moravia’s pitching options were depleted by the end of the week.
Moravia (9-6) will get another top-ranked opponent on Monday at 5:30 p.m. as they hit the road to play No. 2 Southeast Warren (14-0) in a doubleheader.
*Moravia stats were not available at time of print