Bunceton beats Prairie Home; Prairie Home loses against Jamestown
New Franklin baseball coach Erich Gerding said the performance Wednesday night on the road against the Harrisburg Bulldogs wasn’t good enough in a 11-0 loss in six innings.
Although Harrisburg didn’t open up the game until the fifth inning with five runs to go up 9-0, Gerding said 12 walks, five errors and nine strikeouts while collecting only one hit is not good enough.
Trey Freeman picked up the win on the mound for Harrisburg while Kale Harris took the loss for New Franklin, who dropped to 4-4 on the season. Freeman pitched all six innings and struck out nine batters while giving up just one hit and two walks.
For New Franklin, Harris pitched the first-three innings and allowed three runs on two hits and five walks while striking out five. Gavin Bishop then came in and pitched 1 2/3 innings in relief and issued six runs on two hits and five walks while striking out two. Then, to finish the game, Dustin Mehrhoff pitched 1/3 inning and yielded two runs on one hit and two walks.
Bishop also had the only hit in the game for New Franklin, being a single.
Harrisburg also won the JV game by a score of 2-0.
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Jamestown exploded for six runs in the first inning and never looked back, beating the Prairie Home Panthers Wednesday night in Prairie Home.
The Panthers, dropping to 1-5 overall and 0-2 in the CCAA, trailed Jamestown 6-1 after one and 15-1 after two before giving up five more runs in the third.
“I believe we are better than 20-1,” said Prairie Home coach Dalton Armontrout. “Creed didn’t have his best game. He threw 40 pitches in one inning and that usually doesn’t happen. I thought he was hitting his spots but they weren’t being called, so he had to throw pitches right down the middle. Hats off to Jamestown, they did what they had to do. They are a great team. Offensively, our approach at the plate was not very good tonight. The strike zone was awful tonight and we have to learn what to look for. What have to be patient and look for our pitch, especially with a zone like we had tonight. Jamestown was patient and waiting for pitches to come to them. They did what they needed to do, especially with the zone the way it was tonight.”
Flood took the loss on the mound for Prairie Home by giving up 14 runs on 10 hits and seven walks in 1 2/3 innings. Billy Kellum then came in and pitched 1 1/3 innings in relief and allowed six runs on four hits and four walks. Then, to finish the game, Kassen Lock pitched one inning and struck out two batters.
Flood also had three of the team’s four hits in the game for Prairie Home, all being singles. Ross Kendrick had one single and one RBI.
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The Bunceton baseball team broke a 10-10 tie after eight with three runs in the bottom-half of the ninth to beat Prairie Home in CCAA action Tuesday night at Bunceton.
The Dragons, improving to 4-1 on the season, led Prairie Home 6-1 after four before giving up three in the fifth and four again in the seventh. Meanwhile, after tying the game at 10-all with two runs in the bottom-half of the eighth, Bunceton came back and took the lead for good with three runs in the ninth.
Mason Wells picked up the win in relief for Bunceton while Clayton Pethan took the loss for Prairie Home.
Bunceton also out-hit Prairie Home 17-15, with Jordan Angermeyer going 3-for-6 with one double and two RBIs. Dylan Flatt had three single and three RBIs while Rylee Knapheide added three singles, Riley Layne two singles and three RBIs, Blake Petsel two singles and one RBI, Brayden Doyle two singles, Mason Wells one single and one RBI, Eli Pearcy also with one single and Austin Anderson with two RBIs.
For Prairie Home, Wyatt Borghardt went 4-for-5 with four singles and two RBIs. Ross Kendrick had three singles and one RBI while Creed Flood added one single, one double and one RBI, Billy Kellum two singles and two RBIs, Enoch Turner one single and one RBI, Alex Rhode with one single and Austin Small with one RBI.