(June 2nd, 2015) – MONTPELIER: In what will be considered a Buckeye Border Conference game in the near future, Montpelier played host to the Bombers of Edon for a double header. The first contest saw a significant amount of offense, as both squads scored runs in double digits. Edon had a bit more firepower in the game, however.
Edon took down Montpelier 13-10.
The Locomotives were behind by 3 runs going into the seventh inning, yet were able to make up the difference, forcing extra innings. But Edon wouldn’t allow them to complete the comeback, tacking on 3 more runs to their own total in the eighth to secure the victory.
Despite the loss, the Loco boys displayed great offensive potential. They were led by Gunnar Matson, who will be entering into his senior season in the Fall. Going 2 for 2 at the plate, Matson earned a singe and a double agains a stout Bomber pitching staff. Soon to be junior Colin Rockey made the most out of 2 of his 3 plate appearances, connecting with the ball for a pair of singles. He also used great judgment at the plate, earning himself 2 walks as well. Rising Sophomore Kolden Uribes went 2 for 4 with his bat, including a single.
Dalton Surbey manned the mound for the first six innings of play for Montpelier. Giving up 2 earned runs while striking out 3 batters, Surbey pitched better than those stats indicate. Mixing in the occasional curveball with his several nicely placed fastballs, he was able to get outs consistently. Keaton Byers and Andy Luke each pitched an inning for Montpelier as well.