Lincoln Beats Sacred Heart In District Play

Johnie J. Logue
Enterprise Staff
Lincoln traveled to Cole Camp on Monday night and defeated Sacred Heart surprisingly by the margin of 16-1 in four innings. The Gremlins had beaten the Cardinals twice this season. Yes, it is hard to beat a team three times and this one meant the difference of playing on or going home in district play.
Lincoln scored four in the first, three in the second, eight in third and one in the fourth.
Sacred Heart committed six errors and Lincoln four.
The game ended when Hayden Beaman reached on an error by the second baseman as Evan Schwedler scored enforcing the 15 run mercy rule.
Speaking of Schwedler, Head Coach Will Lynde said, “To say he is hot is an understatement. I told our kids we had the talent to be here. We are hitting breaking  balls better and we are putting the ball in play. We have improved and we have gotten everybody where they are to be and everyone is contributing. We scored 41 runs against Sacred Heart and we are just 1-2 against them. Tonight, Jack was just Jack.”
Jack, referring to Jackson Beaman who hit one out in the second with two on. “I knew it was out when I hit it. It was a cut spinner and I have had good success with it” Beaman said. He was intentionally walked the next time up.
Jackson was placed on a limit of 30 pitches a night because of a nagging injury to his right arm that he had surgery on last summer. Beaman came in relief of Levi Betts and struck out the side on 16 pitches with 12 for strikes.
Betts pitched another fine game going three innings giving up one run on three hits and struck out six.
Schwedler went 2-3 and Levi Campbell had a big single in the third scoring two runs.
On a side note- Jackson and Hayden Beaman great grandmother Dot Beaman Steely will be 97 years old this coming Saturday. 
Happy birthday Dot!