New Franklin beats Bulldogs, 8-0
New Franklin's Tyler White and Evan Storjohann combined for a two-hit shutout as the Bulldogs defeated Harrisburg last night by a score of 8-0.
The Bulldogs, improving to 5-4 on the season, scored all eight runs in two innings against Harrisburg. In the third inning, Dylan Johnson led off with a double to left center and later scored on a bloop single to center by Tyler White to make it 1-0. Then, after a ground out to second by Jacob Woodbury brought in another run, Tyler Hull laced a single to left to score Woodbury to extend the lead by a score of 3-0.
New Franklin all but sealed the victory in the fourth by exploding for five runs on one walk, two hits and two Harrisburg errors. After back-to-back miscues by the Bulldogs, Austin Wetrich reached on a walk to load the bases. Two batters later, White reached on a fielder's choice for a run to make it 4-0. Woodbury then followed it up with a two-RBI single to left. Then, to end the scoring in the inning, Tyler Hull doubled to left center for two runs to round out the scoring.
New Franklin coach Erich Gerding said this is what New Franklin baseball should consistently look like-great pitching combined with a good approach at the plate and a good defensive effort. "More than that, it was refreshing to see us put it all on the line and compete," Gerding said.
As for the pitching of White and Storjohann, White pitched the first-five innings and struck out six batters while giving up two hits and two walks. Storjohann then came in and pitched two innings in relief and walked one while striking out one.
New Franklin also out-hit Harrisburg 8-0, with Tyler Hull going 3-for-3 with two singles, one double and three RBIs.
Tyler White was 2-for-4 with two singles and two RBIs while Dylan Johnson added a double, Jacob Woodbury with a single and three RBIs and Tanner White with one single.
For Harrisburg, Charles Roller and Jared Rich each had one single.
New Franklin also won the JV game by a score of 4-3.
New Franklin trailed 3-1 after two innings before rallying back with two in the third and one in the fourth for the victory.
New Franklin coach Erich Gerding said this was a great effort that concluded a night of errorless baseball. I'm proud to see that these younger guys made some positive strides this fall," Gerding said.
Adam Harris picked up the win on the mound for New Franklin by giving up just two hits in one innings in relief. Harris also struck out two batters.
Harris also had a single and one RBI while TJ Schapira added one single and Jared Wyatt with one RBI.
The New Franklin Bulldogs baseball team will play in the Madison Fall Baseball Tournament on Saturday, Sept. 22.
Madison will play Sturgeon in the opening round at 9 a.m., followed by New Franklin versus Cairo at 11 a.m.