Edmiston’s shot was amazing in its own right, after the Washington senior injured his left shoulder in the opener.
Edmiston was pitching in relief of Bedwell in the sixth inning when he walked off the mound with a 2-0 count after throwing a ball. He held his arm, and was removed from the game holding his arm at the elbow.
“He threw a pitch and he said he felt pain in his shoulder and it shot down through his arm,” Reed said. “It was scary. Sult’s out obviously, Edmiston goes down. We’re not real deep as it is, and it was fortunate that Ed was able to come back.”
Edmiston has recovered from past Tommy John surgery, and ice was brought into the dugout as physical training personnel checked his condition.
At the conclusion of the first game, Edmiston stretched the arm and shoulder with an exercising device, and he was cleared to play first base in the second game. After the nightcap, Edmiston was expected to ice the shoulder over the weekend.
Bedwell went behind the plate after the injury to Sult, and then finished the second game. Having Bedwell catch is fine with the Hatchets, but it could potentially remove him from future mound duties.
And with a busy schedule that includes games on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and the Washington Invitational Saturday, Sult’s and Edmiston’s conditions will be an important part to Washington’s plans.
“We’re just going to have to have some of the younger guys step up and take a few innings here and there,” Reed said. “We’re probably going to have to hit the ball.”
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Bryce Huebner and Nolan Rasche. Jake Bedwell, Tyler Edmiston (5), Colton Garland (6) and Nathan Sult, Bedwell (5). W- Huebner. L-Bedwell. HR: W, Brayden Walls. 2B: ND, Cameron Riecker (2), Kristopher Weisheit, W, Max Smith, Bedwell, Walls, Tyler Seibert.
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Jacob Brewer and Brett Nordhoff. Walls and Bedwell. W- Walls.. L-Brewer. HR:
W, Walls, Edmiston. 2B: S, Nathan Tretter.