New Franklin’s Tyler Hull and Tanner White combined for a two-hit shutout as the Bulldogs baseball team defeated Jamestown Friday night in New Franklin 10-0.
The Bulldogs, 5-4 overall, opened the game with three runs in the bottom-half of the first and then sent four runs across in the second, two again in the third and one in the fourth to win by the mercy rule.
New Franklin coach Erich Gerding said this was a good win for the Bulldogs.
“Tyler looked much sharper and we had some better at-bats and swings on the ball offensively,” Gerding said. “We made some good defensive plays and did a good job putting the ball in play with two strikes. Jamestown got the first-two runners on in the top of the second and Austin Wetrich made a great play for us in a first and third situation. We have a long way to go, but this game was a glimpse of how good we could possibly be.”
While picking up the win, Hull struck out eight batters and gave up just two hits in four innings. Tanner White then came in and pitched a perfect inning in relief in the fifth.
New Franklin also out-hit Jamestown 8-2, with Hull going 2-for-3 with a triple, home run and four RBIs.
Tanner White was 2-for-3 with a single, double and one RBI while Jerrod Riley added one single and one RBI and Austin Wetrich, Levi Bishop and Adam Harris each with one single.
In the JV game, New Franklin defeated Jamestown by a score of 14-1 in four innings.
The Bulldogs, 2-1 on the season, led 4-0 after one and 8-0 after two before adding six more runs in the third. Jamestown’s only run of the ballgame came in the top-half of the fourth.
T.J. Schapira picked up the win on the mound for New Franklin by giving up one run on four hits in four innings. Schapira also struck out five batters.
As for the hitting in the game for New Franklin. Schapira had two singles and two RBIs while Dalton Johnson and Hunter Rohlfing added two singles and one RBI each. Dalton Friedrich also finished the game with two singles while Tommy Kopine had one single and one RBI and Dallas Pumel and Kelby Waller each with one single.