Sunday, September 16, 2018

Baseball beats Bernie

The Oran High Schools varsity baseball team ended a three-game skid yesterday with a 5-1 victory over the Bernie Mules in a game played at Chaffee.  The junior varsity dropped a 7-6 game prior to the varsity contest.

During the varsity match-up, Bernie took a 1-0 lead in the top of the third.  A leadoff walk, advanced to second on a wild pitch, to third on a passed ball and then came home on a single.  A sacrifice bunt moved that runner to second.  A walk followed, but starter Ty Johnson struck out the next two to end the threat.

The Eagles took the lead in their half of the third.

With two down, Kole Simms picked up the first of his three doubles.  He went to third on Todd Priggel's ground ball that was booted on the infield.  Johnson singled Simms home and Priggel to second.  Quenton Senciboy smacked the second double of the inning, scoring Priggel and moving Johnson to third.  Kaden Hargrove hit a ground ball that was misplayed on the infield.  Johnson scored and Senciboy ended up at third.  The inning would end there with Oran up 3-1.

The Eagles would add a run in the fourth.

Designated hitter, Avery Mitchem dumped a one-out single into left and scored on Simms' two-out double.

The final tally came in the fifth, without the benefit of a hit.  Senciboy and Hargrove worked one-out walks.  Carter Heuring picked up a free pass with two down.  Avery Mitchem took one for the team to force in a run.

The Mules had multiple chances.

They left the bases loaded in the first and had two on in the seventh.  They stranded a total of 11 baserunners.

Johnson (2-1) picked up the victory.  He went four and two-thirds.  He gave up one run, he struck out nine.  He walked six and hit two.  Senciboy worked the final two and one-third.  He did not allow a hit.  He walked two and hit two.  He also struck out two.

Simms went 3-4 with an RBI.  Senciboy had two hits and drove in a run, as well

The varsity improved to 3-6 and will be back in action on Monday when they travel to Woodland for a 4:30 first pitch.

In the preliminary,  Oran gave up four in the first on a couple of errors, a couple of walks and a couple of singles.

An error and three hit batsmen led to three more runs in the third and chased starter Carter Heuring.

It was 7-0 when Oran came to bat in the bottom of the fifth in the five-inning game.

Dane Shands and Samuel Shoemaker each singled to start the frame.  Senciboy and Heuring picked up back to back walks.  Heuring's forced home Shands.  Tristin Schlosser singled, driving home Shoemaker and Senciboy.  Heuring advanced to third on the throw and Schlosser went to second. Lane Peterson hit a sacrifice fly to drive in Heuring and move Schlosser to third.  Dawson Menz doubled to score Schlosser.  Connor Kern singled Menz home with two outs to make the score 7-6. Kern stole 2nd and 3rd,  Shands walked in his second trip to the plate in the inning, but the rally ended there.

Heuring took the loss going two and one-third innings.  He was charged with seven runs but only one was earned.  He allowed three hits, walked three, hit three and struck out four.  Peterson went two-thirds of an inning.  He gave up one hit and hit three batters as well.  Shands tossed the final 2.  He did not allow a hit and struck out one.

Schlosser picked up two rbi.

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