Danville Post 210 coach Adam Decker knew it would be tough for his team against the Cincinnati Storm Club on Wednesday and he was right.

The Speakers got out to an early lead but allowed runs in all five innings in a 13-2 loss to the Storm at Freedom Field.

“The Storm is always a good team and when we scheduled this game we knew it would be a dogfight,” said Speakers coach Adam Decker. “I hope we can take some things away from this game.

“It’s easy to be a team when your up and winning but great teams are also together when their down.”

A bright spot for the Speakers offensively was Logan Vance, who was 2-for-2 and reached base three times.

“Logan has been on fire offensively and is a tough out,” Decker said. “He sees the ball well and has done a good job adjusting at the plate. He doesn’t get himself out and does a nice job swinging at good pitches.”

The Storm got out to a quick 1-0 lead before the Speakers responded with two runs in the bottom of the first on a single by starting pitcher Vinnie Miller.

“Vinnie has been dealing with a bad back and easily could have said he wanted some time off. He is a captain on the team and wanted to go out there and play and gave it 110 percent like he always does,” said Decker. “I hope the younger plays appreciate the sacrifices he makes for the team.

“He hasn’t pitched in two weeks but we needed a pitcher tonight and he took the mound. He is a leader.”

The Storm would tie things in the top of the second with the Speakers leaving the bases loaded in the bottom of the inning.

“That was a big momentum loss in the second,” Decker said. Had we gotten some runs across, it might have been a different game.”

The Storm would chase Miller in the top of the third pushing across four runs to take a 6-2 lead. Dylan Pierce limited the damage in the third, but was touched for five runs in the top of the fourth with the final two runs coming off Michael Kasper in the fifth inning.

Ty Hensley had two home runs and five RBIs for Cincinnati, while Dylan Sears had two.

Matt Allen, Ben Lause and Tyler Hayslip each had one RBI.

“A lot of guys are asked to do things they are not used to when you play so many games in such a short time,’ Decker said. “We may not have the talent of some past 210 teams but the best of those teams were the ones that came together as teams. It has to be everybody together.

“I think there will no stopping us and we will be a truly dangerous team when we do come together. When each member of the team values the team more than themselves, I will know I have done my job.”

The Speakers (14-4) return to action today taking on Urbana in the wood bat classic at Champaign Centennial.

“Three of the toughest teams in the state will be at this tournament,” Decker said. We need to go about our business, fight every out, and do things the right way.”

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