By Will Willems
Despite a 5-5 record on the season, the Zionsville baseball team showed they can compete with the top teams in the state Saturday, April 20, and Monday, April 22, when they split a pair of contests against sixth-ranked Noblesville.
In game one Saturday, the Eagles traveled to Noblesville and topped the Millers 1-0 behind a strong pitching performance by Parker Dunshee. In game two Monday in Zionsville, the Eagles fell 2-0.
Since starting conference play, the Eagles have scored no more than five runs in any game, but have stayed in games because of their defense.
Case in point was the two Noblesville games, in which the Eagles managed just eight hits in the two games.
“I would like to see us hit the ball a little better, but as I told the kids — eventually we are going to start hitting,” Zionsville head coach John Zangrilli said. “The good news is we are hanging ourselves in ball games defensively, where we are playing extremely well, and our pitchers are helping us too. Eventually we will start hitting.”
Saturday, both teams had chances to score early, but the Eagles left runners on second and third in the second inning, and the Millers returned the favor in the third.
See Wednesday's Times Sentinel for the full story.