TRI-CITY AREA — Capac plated two runs during the bottom half of the seventh inning, escaping with a 5-4 victory over visiting Dryden in a non-conference varsity baseball nailbiter last Wednesday afternoon.
With the decision, Capac improves to 1-0 overall. Dryden slips to 0-1 this season.
Mike Wheeler paced Capac with a double. Mike Burgess and Justin Peak (a single each) rounded out the Chiefs' three-hit attack.
Capac pitcher Mike Opificius throws a strike to home plate in a game with Dryden this past week. photo by Kevin Kissane.
Matt Burgess, Mike Burgess and Peak added one RBI apiece to Capac's cause.
Mike Opificius was Capac's pitcher of record. Opificius prevailed in relief of Mike Burgess.
Austin Dunnigan led Dryden, collecting a pair of singles. The Cardinals also received a single each from Cody Paupert, Josh Clark, Evan Hazen, Cory Clark and Wes Butler.
Kevin Kissane has been covering high school sports for the Tri-City Times since 1985. When not standing on a field or court with his camera and notepad, he enjoys golf, travel and family. Kevin is a 1980 graduate of Capac High School, and is also a grad of St. Clair Community College and earned a degree in journalism from Central Michigan University.