They’d add on in the fifth, getting three runs when a Ziegler fly ball got by a diving Jake Orrell in center, pushing the lead to 7-1.
Ziegler shut the door from there, tossing a complete game. He allowed just four hits and one run, striking out nine Warriors in the process.
He also went 3-for-4 at the plate with a double and three RBIs. Goeckner was 1-for-3 with an RBI, Kuhns went 3-for-4 with the homer and Miller was 2-for-3 in the ninth spot with a double and RBI.
“I had a gut feeling with (Miller), he’s had about 17 or 19 at bats at the varsity level and he’s hitting over .500,” Miller said.
Now, the Indians’ season will continue if they can take down either South Central or St. Elmo Saturday morning.
While Dokey doesn’t know who his squad will face, he knows what it will take to win.
“It’s going to take better hitting, it’s going to take better execution,” he said. “We can’t have mistakes against those solid teams.”
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WP - Ziegler LP - Hood
Altamont: Ziegler (3-4, 2B, 3 RBI); Goeckner (1-3, RBI, HBP); Scholes (1-4); Kuhns (3-4, HR, RBI); Armstrong (1-2, HBP); Wolff (1-2); Miller (2-3, 2B, RBI)