Cougars run-rule Mustangs twice
Combining for 35 hits and 34 runs, Trinity Lutheran easily defeated host New Washington 14-4 and 20-0 in a pair of run-rule games Saturday.
Trinity (13-7-1) scored five runs in the first inning of the opener and never lost the lead.
Five of their 17 hits were for extra bases with Chandler Reynolds hitting a two-run homer and a double, Jake VonDielingen hitting a solo shot, Reid Kruse tripling and Jack Marksberry doubling. VonDielingen, Kruse and Reynolds had three hits apiece, while VonDielingen, Reynolds and Josh Rowe each had two RBI.
On the mound, Brayden Wilson claimed the win, striking out one, walking one and giving up four hits and two earned runs in three innings of work. Lawson Woods pitched the final two innings, striking out five, not walking any and giving up two hits and two earned runs.
In the second game, Trinity again scored in every inning and finished with 18 hits.
Wilson had two singles and a double, Woods had three singles, Jake Mau had a single and a double and Marksberry had a home run and an inside-the-park home run. Marksberry had a team-high three RBI, and Tyler Goecker, Wilson, Woods, Chris Mau and Noah Voelker had two apiece.
Goecker pitched all five innings and threw a one-hitter with six strikeouts and no walks.
Brownstown splits home doubleheader
A seven-run third inning lifted Brownstown Central to a 10-2 win against Borden in the first game of Saturday’s doubleheader at home.
Then in the second game, Borden scored twice in the top of the sixth inning and held on for a 4-3 win.
In Brownstown’s big inning in the opener, Stuart Hayden, Lucas Hines and Clayton Barger made it on base on Borden errors and later scored, Matthew Garland and Seth Borden drew bases-loaded walks and Jalen Tiemeyer hit a two-RBI single on a 3-2 count.
Tiemeyer and Ian Martin each had two hits, while Tiemeyer and Barger had two RBI apiece. A double by Hayden was the team’s only extra-base hit.
Eli Brown went the distance on the mound, striking out five, walking two and giving up four hits and two unearned runs.
In the second game, Brownstown led 3-2 through five innings before Borden’s Kyle Leftwich hit a two-run homer on the first pitch in the sixth inning.
Borden outhit the host team 11-5, led by Leftwich’s 3-for-3 showing.
Both of Tiemeyer’s hits were doubles, and he also had an RBI for Brownstown (12-9).
Isaac Horton threw the first four innings, striking out four, not walking any and allowing seven hits and one earned run. Seth Borden pitched the final three innings and took the loss, striking out three, walking three and allowing four hits and three earned runs.
Owls go 2-1 in tournament after tough loss Friday
Seymour came away with a 2-1 record in Saturday’s Greenfield-Central Tournament.
The Owls (11-13) fell behind 4-0 and couldn’t make a comeback in an 8-3 loss to Mount Vernon, and then they scored first in their wins against Franklin County (7-2) and Greensburg (2-0).
Seymour was outhit 13-5 in the loss, but the Owls turned the tables in the Franklin County game, and then had four hits in the final game.
On the day, Rachel Kaufman led the offense with five hits, including two doubles and a triple. Stephanni Kleber had a single in each game, Grace Meyer had a triple and two singles and Carlee Robinson had two doubles and a single. Meyer and Haley Mobley each had three RBI.
Mikayla Moore took the loss in the circle in the first game, while Kaufman went the distance in the win against Franklin County — including striking out 12 — and Kleber pitched all seven innings in the shutout against Greensburg.
In a makeup game Friday night, Seymour suffered a 1-0 loss at Jeffersonville.
Seymour outhit the host Red Devils 6-1 until the bottom of the seventh inning. Jeffersonville had the bases loaded on a double, an Owls error and an intentional walk, and then the only run of the game was scored on a passed ball.
Kaufman led with two hits, and she took the loss in the circle, striking out three, walking one and giving up two hits and a run in seven innings of work.