By Jeremy McDonald
SPRINGFIELD, Ore.– Silverton’s Robbie Brockamp and his Foxes defense were faced with two separate bases juiced during his six innings of work Thursday night against Thurston.
The bases were loaded in the third with one out and again in the top half of the fifth inning with two outs, but in both jams, Brockamp and Company got the squad of the jams both times.
Brockamp pounded the zone. Letting the Colts put the ball in play to let his defense work behind him, which they gladly accepted in their 5-1 victory over Thurston.
“I pitched just to pitch and winning every at-bat and winning every pitch and I think that was the biggest thing for me,” Brockamp said. “And I had a lot of guys out there backing me up and I appreciate that.
“Everyone worked hard and did good at the plate and the biggest thing was our defense. (They) were coming up clutch with bases loaded and getting outs. Putting balls in play and getting those was the biggest thing.”
Brockamp struck out four in five-and-two-third innings, meaning that of the 17 outs the senior arm was in, 13 outs had to come way of his defense.
“It was huge. There were several times where they could’ve capitalized on our errors and we didn’t make that many mistakes tonight,” Cole Mucken said. “Us backing up Robbie, we all did our job tonight and I’m really proud of the guys.”
Mucken and Sawyer Enderle each led the Foxes with 2RBI’s while Jacob Orban recorded the fifth RBI as the offense came in bushels.
Silverton scored three in the first and two more in the third with their defense keeping Thurston at their one first inning run. The run coming off a fielder’s choice where Maddox Molony scored from third.
The Foxes, who are 1-1 in the Springfield Spring Break Tournament, finishes up Pool Play Friday against Milwaukie before going into the placement game Saturday. Both games will be at the Hamlin Sports Complex in Springfield.
Photos By Jeremy McDonald