By GREG MENGELT
FLOYDS KNOBS —
Garrett Ruttle and Cody Sunderhaus combined to pitch a shut out and helped Floyds Knobs Post 42 improve to 10-0 with a 5-0 victory over Hoosier Express from Santa Claus on Tuesday.
Ruttle (1-0) — a Floyd Central graduate — threw the first five innings, giving up just two hits and striking out five. Sunderhaus, who also recently graduated from Floyd, finished with four strong inning. He surrendered a single hit and struck out four Hoosier Express batters.
“Garrett and Cody threw the ball exceptionally well and [catcher] Drew Kissel did a great job behind the plate with those guys,” Post 42 manager Ricky Romans said. “Defensively, we turned a couple of double plays and took care of the routine plays.”
Offensively, Floyd Central grad and Anderson University signee Derek DeSpain went 2 for 5 with a double, a triple, a run and a pair driven in. North Harrison graduate Tyler Cockerham, who has signed with Hanover, also knocked in two runs.
FLOYDS KNOBS 5, HOOSIER EXPRESS 0
Hoosier Express 000 000 000—0 3 2
Floyds Knobs 42 013 010 00x—5 7 0
W — Garrett Ruttle (1-0). L — Rowe. 2B — Stetter (H), Derek DeSpain (F). 3B — DeSpain (F).
Records — Floyds Knobs 10-0.