Brett Miller, KMRS/KKOK Sports Director
Madison 5, Hancock 3
MORRIS – Despite getting no-hit on Thursday night, Madison found a way to pull out a 5-3 victory over Hancock in Morris Fall Baseball League action from Chizek Field.
Davin Rose and Preston Rohloff combined on a six inning no-hitter, but walks, wild pitches and passed balls proved costly.
Madison’s Carter Amland drew a two-out walk in the first, and came all the way around to score on three passed balls. Kadyn Fernholz made it 2-0 in the third when he scored on a wild-pitch, and Madison plated three more in the fifth on more walks, wild-pitches, and passed balls.
Fernholz had the lone RBI for Madison who improved to 1-1 in league play.
Madison starter Avery Wittnebel struck out 14 over six innings for the win. He allowed three unearned runs on three hits and walked two.
Rose took the loss, allowing two runs (one earned) with seven walks and three strikeouts over three innings. Rohloff tossed three innings of relief, giving up three runs with two walks and eight strikeouts.
Down 5-0, Hancock got on the board when Kody Berget’s bases-loaded fly ball with two-outs in the sixth was misplayed, allowing three runs to score, making it 5-3.
Devan Schroeder, Isaiah Flaten and Adam Shaw each had hits for Hancock. Schroeder, Rohloff and Rose scored runs as they fall to 1-1.
Minnewaska 18, Montevideo 0
MORRIS – Aaron VerSteeg tossed four innings of hitless ball and Minnewaska scored 11 runs in the seventh inning for a dominant 18-0 rout of Montevideo.
VerSteeg earned the win, walking five and striking out four. Mitch Gruber and Jacob Blair combined on three scoreless innings of relief, each gave up a hit.
Darion Alexander was 2-3 with an RBI and run, VerSteeg had two hits, two RBI’s and two runs, and Torii Johnson was 2-3 with an RBI and run scored.
Four Montevideo pitchers combined to issue 10 walks with two hit-batters. Brady Snell took the loss giving up six runs (three earned) on seven hits over 4.1 innings.
Eli Vandelotte had both hits for Montevideo who drops to 0-2, Minnewaska is 2-0.
Benson 10, Morris 8
MORRIS – Sam Lenarz sacrifice-fly in the bottom of the third broke a 7-7 tie and Benson added two more insurance runs for a 10-8 victory over Morris from Rambow Field.
Morris opened the game by scoring four runs in the top of the first, but Benson responded with a five-run bottom half.
Morris went back in front with a three-run second, but again Benson answered with two in the bottom half to tie the game at seven.
Dylan Rose took the loss on the hill, allowing three runs without recording an out. Zach Bruns gave up seven runs (six earned) on five hits over two innings. Durgin Decker tossed two innings of scoreless relief.
At the plate Bruns went 2-3 with two RBI’s and three runs, Will Breuer knocked in two runs. Sam Kleinwolterink was 2-2 with an RBI, Brandon Jergenson went 2-4 with a run, and Sam Hansen drove in another for Morris who fell to 1-1.
Lenarz gave up six earned runs over five innings for Benson to earn the win. He was 2-3 with two RBI’s and a run.
Patrick Minchow went 3-3 with an RBI and three runs, Cole Headman was 2-3 with an RBI and run as Benson moved to 1-1.