Warrior baseball was finally able to play a game at home between storms Monday night. The Union Mine Diamondbacks fell to the Warriors, and they fell hard, so hard that the game was called in the sixth inning due to the mercy rule.

Starting pitcher Aidan Hall held off the Diamond Backs at the beginning of the game and relief pitcher Larry Perucca finished the job.

The game started off slow with neither team scoring in the first two innings. Union Mine was able to get one over home plate in the third, but Galt answered back with three runs of their own. The fourth inning came and went with no score, but the Warriors rallied in the fifth inning and scored five runs. That left the score 8-1 at the beginning of the sixth.

Once again Union Mine wasn’t able to get the job done. Galt scored one and had two players left on base. Up comes Tyler Little and has a nice hit that sends two players home, and that’s all folks. Once you have 10 runs ahead and it is at least the fifth inning, the game is called on the mercy rule.

Head coach Jason Evans is saving his pitchers, considering they have so many rained out games to make up. “We had our ace on the mound in Aidan Hall and we wanted to keep him under 75 pitches, so we can use him again if we need to this week depending on the rain,” said Evans.

Like almost every team this year, there doesn’t seem to be an abundance of senior players. “We have five seniors, three juniors and nine sophomores,” said Evans. “I’m also very proud of Tyler Little who came off the bench because of an injury to another starter and contributed in a big way with four RBI.”

The Warriors are 2-0 in league, having beat both Union Mine and El Dorado with the mercy rule at both games.