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Woodford Times - Peoria, IL
  • Redbird baseball competes in Lincoln Invite

  • The Metamora varsity baseball team went 2-1 in the Lincoln Invitational Friday and Saturday.

    The Redbirds picked up its first win with a 14-1 romp over Streator and earned its second win over Lincoln, 8-7. Lincoln Way-West was victorious over Metamora, 8-1, in the last game of the invite.
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  • The Metamora varsity baseball team went 2-1 in the Lincoln Invitational Friday and Saturday.
    The Redbirds picked up its first win with a 14-1 romp over Streator and earned its second win over Lincoln, 8-7. Lincoln Way-West was victorious over Metamora, 8-1, in the last game of the invite.
    Metamora 14, 
    Streator 1 
    In the first game of the tourney, the Redbirds earned a 14-1 victory over Streator.
    “It was big for us to kind of break out. To go from four hits to 17, that was a definitely a big confidence builder for us,” coach Eric Stone said.
    Metamora put its first run in after Nachtrieb doubled to left field for an RBI after Brady Fairfield got across the plate.
    Streator had its only run in the bottom of the second. With runners on first and second, a line drive to center field was able to get the man on second in for a run.
    Lewis, pitching, was able to get the next two at bats striking out before any more damage was done and the third at bat grounded out to Ethan Skender at short stop.
    In the third, the Redbirds responded with a six-run rally.
    Jacob Guede batting third, doubled to left for Drew Beenders to get home to start the rally.
    Theiler batting next, flied out but Nachtrieb was able to tag up on third and get home.
    Biernat had the next RBIs after grounding to left for Guede and Caleb Brachbill to score.
    The last two runs were ran in by Biernat and Skender after Fairfield had a line-drive double to left field.
    With the score at 8-1 heading into the fourth, Nachtrieb got across home for his second run with Theiler getting the RBI from a grounder to the short stop.
    The Redbirds were able to close the game with another five runs in the fifth.
    Batting second, Fairfield knocked a home run over the left-field fence for the first run on the inning.
    Theiler had his last RBI after Beenders got home on a fielder’s choice. 
    Page 2 of 3 - With the bases loaded, Biernat walked and Beenders crossed home. 
    Geremy Guerrero, batting next, singled to left field to get Brachbill and Theiler home to finish the scoring for the day.
    Fairfield, Theiler and Biernat led with three RBIs apiece. 
    Lewis pitched the five innings for five strikeouts. 
    Lincoln Way-West 8, Metamora 1
    Metamora was defeated in the second game of the tourney to Lincoln Way-West, 8-1.
    “They’re very good offensively and defensively. They re well coached. They have kids that were 6-4 and they just swung the bat real well,” Stone said.
    LWW had the jump on the Redbirds with two runs scored in the first inning.
    The game was scoreless until the fourth when Metamora had its only run for the game from Modglin getting across the plate and Brachbill receiving the RBI.
    In the sixth, LWW had a five-run rally to bolster its lead and then added its last run in the seventh.
    Guede, Brachbill, Nachtrieb and Skender had one hit apiece for the game. 
    Gabe Dean pitched five innings for Metamora’s lone strike out.
    “Dean kept them off balance real well with changing up the speed,” Stone said. “(Dean) got us all the way to the sixth inning and kind of ran out of runs. We battled pretty well.”
    Metamora 8, Lincoln 7
    In the third game on Saturday, Metamora redeemed itself after the loss to LWW with a win over Lincoln, 8-7.
    Metamora had a 4-1 lead going into the fourth before another Redbird run was scored but Lincoln responded with four of its own to make it a tie ball game at 5-5.
    Lincoln had its last run in the fifth and Metamora posted one more to the board in the sixth.
    Fairfield and Beenders led Metamora at the plate with two hits and one RBI apiece.
    Beenders pitched four innings for the win and two strikeouts. Brachbill closed the game with one strikeout.
    Lincoln had seven pitchers see the mound for one strikeout on the Redbirds. 
    Page 3 of 3 - “They used a lot of guys to try and piece things together. Towards the end, they brought in one of their better guys and tried to sneak up on us,” Stone said.
    “They put a lot of pressure on us defensively and that’s one of our Achilles heals right now.”
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