Tyler White, Jestin Forrest and Alex Holem each had two hits as the New Franklin Bulldogs baseball team defeated Jamestown Friday night at New Franklin by a score of 17-2.


Tyler White, Jestin Forrest and Alex Holem each had two hits as the New Franklin Bulldogs baseball team defeated Jamestown Friday night at New Franklin by a score of 17-2.

The Bulldogs, 5-3 on the season, opened the game with five runs in the first and then sent one run across in the second inning to go up by a score of 6-0. Then, after Jamestown plated two runs in the top-half of the third, New Franklin came back and added two runs in the bottom-half of the third and nine again in the fourth for the victory.

New Franklin coach Erich Gerding said he was extremely pleased offensively with the team’s patience and success in hitting with two strikes. “If we maintain this approach, good things will continue to happen,”?Gerding said. “Tyler and Tanner did a great job at attacking the zone and executing pitches. Now we have to move on and get ready for two big games this week.”

Tyler Hull picked up the win on the mound for New Franklin while Chad Cook took the loss for Jamestown. Hull pitched the first-four innings and gave up two runs on three hits and one walk while striking out seven. Tanner White then came in and pitched one inning in relief and struck out three batters.

New Franklin also out-hit Jamestown 7-3, with Tyler White going 2-for-3 with a single, double and four RBIs. Forrest was 2-for-3 with two singles and five RBIs while Holem added two singles and four RBIs, Hull with one single and Evan Storjohann with two RBIs.

In the JV game, New Franklin defeated Jamestown 6-5.

The Bulldogs trailed 2-0 after 1 1/2 innings before rallying back with three runs in the bottom-half of the second to go up by a score of 3-2. Then, after Jamestown sent across three more runs in the third, New Franklin came back and plated three in the bottom-half of the inning for the victory.

Gerding said the Bulldogs took advantage of nine walks and one hit batter. “I was glad to see our pitchers throw strikes for the most part,” Gerding said.

Adam Harris picked up the win in relief for New Franklin by giving up three runs on three hits and one walk while striking out one. Zack Hendrix pitched the first-two innings and allowed two runs on six hits while striking out two.

Ryan Holem had the only extra base hit in the ballgame for New Franklin, being a double, while Gordon Blodgett added one single.

New Franklin’s baseball team will play next on Tuesday, Sept. 13 at Glasgow starting at 5 p.m.