AUGUSTA USES BIG SECOND AND THIRD INNINGS TO GET PAST GREENWOOD IN SEASON OPENER

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AUGUSTA – The start of the 2022 spring sports season has gotten off to a slow start with the poor weather conditions and the fields not playable, but the 2021 state-qualifying Greenwood Indians baseball team got their first game of the season in on Monday night as they traveled to Augusta to take on the Beavers.


Augusta used three big innings to topple the Indians 13-6 in a nonconference game.


The Indians scored in the top of the second inning as Xander Hinker drove in River Glynn on an RBI single, but that was all for Greenwood in the 2nd.


Augusta answered right back with three of its own in the bottom of the second as the ninth hitter in the lineup, Hunter Simons, smacked a 2-RBI single to give the Beavers a lead they would not relinquish the remainder of the game.


The Indians got one run back in the top of the third before Augusta scratched across four more in the bottom of the inning.


Augusta would tally a single run in the fifth and five more in the sixth to pull away from Greenwood.


“It didn’t go too bad, we had our mistakes, and we walked too many,” Greenwood coach Kent Hinker said about his ball club after the first game. “We can’t afford to walk guys because we already know we are going to have mistakes."


Greenwood will be back in action (weather permitting) on Friday at Loyal. The Augusta Beavers will travel to take on Osseo-Fairchild on Tuesday.

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