Wednesday's Local Roundup: Keene High baseball walks off with win

Wednesday's Local Roundup: Keene High baseball walks off with win

"But once we figured out what the Central pitcher was throwing and got the timing right, we were able to score some runs".

Laporte finished the 2017 season with a 1-12 record and bowed out of the Section 8A Tournament with a 14-0 loss to Blackduck in the first round, but the Wildcats are set on turning things around this year.

In the top of the fourth, the Comets looked to get back into the game.

"The team needs a little bit of a rebuild, but we are doing the best with what we have", Roberts said. Julia Peters edged out her opponent in a tight match for an 8-5 win. One run came with Cody Myers getting hit by a pitch, but Zellem got whiffed on a three balls/two strikes pitch to end the game.

"Playing Minot showed us that we can come back from anything", said Shumaker. "Our pitchers were going to need to throw to their spots and try to keep them off the bases".

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Offensively, every Tiger in the lineup contributed. She went 3-for-5, with six RBI and three runs scored.

"Eric's really hitting the ball well", Duey noted. "It is great to see him make solid contact with the ball". Sylvia Frye had two RBIs, while Jordan Fangman reached base three times and Brooke McCormick had two hits. As Junkiewitz was about to lay down the bunt, the third baseman simultaneously ran towards home plate to field the ball. Litchfield would claim the three runs in the inning with three hits as the Purple Panthers would once again hold a ten plus run lead in the contest. Other Lady Eagles to have two hits were Emma Shaw, who accounted for a pair of doubles, Kailee Millsap and Grace Young.

Klopfenstein paced Gower's squad with two hits and three RBI. "It's easy to call pitches, it's easy to throw pitches, easier on the defense, easier even on hitting". Emily Neel singled twice and scored a run. The Mustangs' extra base hits were home runs by Kellogg and Pierce.

"We're going to be a strong team".

Southwestern (1-0, 1-0) responded took the lead with two runs in the fourth inning. Back-to-back fielder's choices by Hagen and Shumaker tied the game at 10-10.

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The Red Riders started slow but eventually figured out the the pitches from Crusader senior Tori Grandinetti, who tossed a two-hitter through the first four innings and trailed just 2-0. "The first inning, just keeping it down". The Broncos added a second run when Eric Anderson singled and scored on a two-out single by Tynan O'Brien.

Porter said the Trojans were somewhat uncharacteristic Wednesday in that they didn't turn early opportunities into big innings. "We're really just enjoying seeing our bats coming along".

Head coach Mike Roberts talks to senior pitcher Ally Power on the mound. Kaiti's Pitching line: 5 innings, 2 hits, no 1 runs, no earned run, no walks, and 13 strikeouts. The Comets added three more in the inning. He allowed no hits and no runs while striking out five. Gayle whiffed five 'Riders and walked one. Keene, 2-2, is at Exeter April 20 at 4 p.m.

For the Falcons, senior Connor Schueller went 3 for 3 with a walk and three runs, Ben DeWitt went 1 for 3 with a pair of RBIs, Mitchell Klinkler went 1 for 3 with a double and two RBIs, Lukas Summerfield went 2 for 4 with a triple and scored a couple runs and Bucky Dwyer went 1 for 2 with a run and an RBI.

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