Baseball team wins pair of home games

The Bennett County-Little Wound Club Baseball team racked up a couple of home weekend wins, toppling Gregory 16-0 Saturday, then sliding by Platte-Geddes 5-4 Sunday in Martin. 

In the Gregory game, Chandler Bakley pitched all five innings, allowing just 1 hit and 1 walk while striking out 9 batters for the win. Bakley also swung a big bat, collecting 3 singles and an RBI for the Warriors. Will Risse had a double and a triple and drove in 4 runs for a solid day at the plate. Brendan Kamerzell added a pair of singles and an RBI and Jerome Gangone had 2 singles and 2RBI. Daniel Winsand, Adam Hahn, Shawn Saxton and John Waters all had a single in the game.

The JV game ended in a tie due to pitching limitations, with neither team scoring a run BC/LW had 2 hits and Gregory 4. 

Against Platte-Geddes, the Warriors plated 3 first inning runs, then 2 in the third to jump on top 5-0. The visitors pushed 2 runs across in the fourth inning and 2 in the top of the seventh to make it close, but the Warriors shut the door for the 5-4 win.

Will Risse picked up the win on the mound and Brendan Kamerzell got the save. Risse pitched 5 innings, allowing 4 hits, 2 runs (1 earned), 2 walks to go with 8 strikeouts. Kamerzell allowed 2 runs and 1 walk while striking out 2 in 2 innings of work.

Bakley was the top batter again with 2 singles, 1 triple and 2 RBI. Will Risse and Adam Hahn each had 2 singles and 1 RBI. Daniel Winsand, Jerome Gangone and Shawn Saxton all had 1 single.

The JV lost to Gregory 8-4. Jerome Gangone took the loss with 3 innings of work, allowing 3 runs (2 earned), 5 hits, 2 walks to go with 3 strikeouts. Shawn Saxton pitched 1 inning, allowing 5 runs (0 earned), 4 hits and 2 strikeouts. Adam Hahn pitched 1 inning, yielding 1 hit and 1 walk.

Shadow Red Owl and Jerome Gangone each had 1 single and 1 RBI. Daniel Winsand and Stryder Gangone had 1 single each.

“It was nice to play again after some weather postponements,” said head coach Bert Ready. “Pitching and defense was very important as our pitchers threw strikes and our defense made the ordinary outs. Offensively, we are getting good production throughout the lineup, however, we still have too many strikeouts. We need to put the ball into play and put pressure on the opponents defense.”

The Warriors record is 3-1 and the JV record is 1-2-1. 

The next games for the Warriors are: April 28 vs St. Thomas More in Martin with 4 and 6 p.m. games; April 29 at Todd County with that time to be determined; May 1 hosting Winner at 2 and 4 p.m.

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