Noah Waltz, shown in a game earlier this season, was the winning pitcher and had two hits in Springfield’s 9-2 win over Kenwood last Tuesday. PHIL STAUDER

Noah Waltz, shown in a game earlier this season, was the winning pitcher and had two hits in Springfield’s 9-2 win over Kenwood last Tuesday. PHIL STAUDER

The Springfield baseball team swept a two-game series last week behind some strong pitching performances that limited Kenwood to just two runs over the two games.

The Yellow Jackets won the first game 9-2 on Tuesday.

Noah Waltz allowed just three hits and a run over the first six innings and struck out nine batters. Patrick Edens closed out the game.

At the plate, Waltz had two hits and an RBI. Mikie Neal, Jones and Benny Galluzzi also had hits and knocked in runs.

In game two the next day, Jake Baker threw a two-hit shutout to lead Springfield to a 10-0 victory in a five-inning game shortened by the mercy rule.

Waltz was strong again at the plate with three hits, three RBIs and he scored four runs. Galluzzi had a hit and an RBI and Jones and Dale Reid each scored twice.

“Our pitching carried us Monday and Tuesday against Kenwood and tonight against Heritage (Springfield defeated White House Heritage 3-1 last Thursday). Noah Waltz, Patrick Edens, and Jake Baker have done a great job for us on the mound so far this season.”

Martone added that after a slow start to the season his team is making strides forward.

“We are starting to discover our groove,” he said. “The season has tested our toughness but the boys have stuck together all season regardless of the outcome of the games. It is not an easy thing to do and I am proud of the players for that.”

The Yellow Jackets will next play White House Heritage Wednesday, White House Thursday and Henry County Saturday.

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