By Whitney Metz —
The Nandua Warriors baseball team hosted a tough Norfolk Christian squad Wednesday, March 23. Tyler Greene started on the mound for the Warriors, giving up one run in the first inning before shutting down Norfolk Christian’s offense until the top of the fifth.
Costly errors in the fifth inning gave Norfolk Christian two unearned runs and a 3-0 lead. Greene threw seven strikeouts giving up only two hits in five innings of work. Chayce Wayman came in for the Warriors in the top of the sixth to challenge Norfolk Christian’s offense. Wayman earned the win for Nandua, allowing no runs in two innings and striking out three batters.
The Warriors’ offense was shut out for the first six innings as Norfolk Christian’s pitcher allowed zero hits during that time. In the bottom of the seventh inning, Greene recorded the first base hit of the game for the Warriors. Multiple walks allowed Nandua to score a couple runs and load up the bases for senior Jacob Meilhammer. Meilhammer drove the ball up the middle of the field to tie the ballgame.
With bases still loaded, Aiden McIntyre drew a walk to bring in the game winning run. The Warriors are now 4-0 on the season and will compete again on Friday in Berlin, Md., against Decatur.