Heavy hitting too much for St. Joseph

Published 12:50 am Tuesday, May 10, 2005

By By ERIKA PICKLES / Niles Daily Star
NILES - It's normal for a team member to hit an occasional home run, but for three players to hit a combined nine home runs is usually not heard of.
Cedar Lane's softball coach Jim Barnhardt was right when he said one of his teams strengths this year would be its hitting.
The team won all three games of a tripleheader for its first game of the season Monday at St. Joseph.
The team took an easy14-1 first game win, but had to work a little harder in the second game as St. Joe took an early 3-1 lead.
In the last inning, Cedar Lane scored four runs to give it the 5-3 second game win.
The team turned things around in the third game and again took a more comfortable 15-1 win.
Cedar Lane's home runs came from Wyatt Hickey who had four out-of-the-park home runs and eight RBIs, Antoine Grey had three out-of-the-park home runs and seven RBIs and Jeremy Kirschbaum had two home runs and five RBIs.
Other big hitters were Kelly Davis with five singles and five RBIs, Marissa Pitts with three doubles, three singles and three RBIs, Jose Reyes with two doubles, a single and two RBIs and Garrett Nichols with a triple, single and three RBIs.
Cedar Lane, now 3-0, will travel to Watervliet on Wednesday. Game time is set to begin at 10 a.m.