After losing its first game of the year to Fayette on the road on Monday, the Paris varsity baseball team returned home on Tuesday to take on South Shelby.
The Coyotes were in no mood for a challenge in this one and took control of this game form the start, scoring twice in the first inning prior to adding another four runs in the fourth on their way to coming out ahead of the Cardinals 7-4.
"We came out focused right from the beginning. Ethan Redington, Adam Forrest, and Laken Edwards did a great job staying in the strike zone and forcing South Shelby to put the ball in play," said coach Mike Fible. "Offensively Brock Miller had several quality at bats, setting the table for his older brother Brett Miller. With this win we are back on track and look forward to competing the rest of the season."
Even though Paris only had five hits for this game and South Shelby managed to close the gap to three runs by crossing the plate twice in the seventh, that just made Brock Miller's 2-for-4 showing with a run and two RBI for Paris that much more impressive. Brett Miller also did his part for the cause by going 1-for-1 with two RBI, three steals and two runs, Blake Turner went 2-for-4 with a run, a steal and one RBI and giving a 1-for-2 performance with two runs and three steals was Forrest Adam.
Earning the win for the Coyotes was Ethan Redington after tossing three innings and giving up one earned run on three hits and three walks with four strikeouts against 16 batters faced.
As a a team Paris made 21 outputs and had five assists on defense along with one error.
The Coyotes, 4-1 overall, are at Marion County at 5 p.m. on Thursday.