Four-run outburst in seventh inning puts Flyers over Parkway South 10-6

Lindbergh baseball team set to face Parkway Central April 19

By STEPHEN GLOVER

A four-run outburst in the top of the seventh inning was the recipe for victory as the Lindbergh High School baseball team defeated Parkway South 10-6 last week.

The April 9 win for Lindbergh (5-3, 1-1 Suburban West) keeps the Flyers in the hunt for the Suburban West Conference championship. It also marked back-to-back wins for the Flyers, who have won four of their last five games.

“We were coming off the weekend where we were playing pretty good ball,” Lindbergh head coach Darin Scott told Call. “We came out and pretty much jumped on them early on in the game.”

The Flyers jumped out to a 5-1 lead after the top of the second inning. But Parkway South chipped away at the Flyers’ lead with three runs in the bottom of the second and one run in the bottom of the third inning to tie the score at 5-5. Both teams scored one run in the fifth inning before the Flyers hammered out four runs in the top of the seventh for the victory.

“We got four runs in the seventh and that kind of stole the game,” Scott said. “The guys maintained their composure and fought back.”

Lindbergh starting pitcher Jon Meyer was working on two days rest and lasted just two innings as he gave up five runs on five hits. The senior pitcher/right fielder also walked two and received the no-decision.

“Jon’s our everyday right fielder that had just pitched on Friday,” Scott said. “Obviously, he didn’t have his best stuff, but he went out there and really battled. When he’s out there, he gives us a chance to win.”

Tim Eikmeier relieved Meyer in the third inning and gave up just one run on three hits. The senior reliever retired four batters via strikeout and walked none as he grabbed his first win of the season.

“Tim’s classified as the workhorse of our staff,” Scott said. “He ended up saving a few games in the Midwest Classic on short rest and has done a really nice job for us in relief.”

Lindbergh senior third baseman Nick Higgs was hot at the plate as he churned out two hits and two runs batted in. Higgs also recorded two runs scored, one double, one walk and one stolen base. Higgs is currently batting .360 with a team leading 12 runs batted in.

“For the most part, our leadoff hitters have done a nice job of getting on base and Nick ends up driving them in,” Scott said. “He does a nice job with the pitches that he gets.”

The Flyers play at 4:15 p.m. today — April 19 — when they travel to Parkway Central for a non-conference game.