Hettinger-Scranton’s Babe Ruth team suffered their first loss of the season after opening with three wins. What I would have considered an upset, Bowman dominated the first game by a 15-1 score.
By SHELDON CHRISTENSON
For The Record
Hettinger-Scranton’s Babe Ruth team suffered their first loss of the season after opening with three wins. What I would have considered an upset, Bowman dominated the first game by a 15-1 score. They scored eight times in the first inning and batted around in both the first and second innings innings. Hettinger/Scranton pitching gave up nine walks and Bowman batters added eight hits.
Jacob Svihovec was the winning pitcher giving up six hits, striking out two and issued no walks. Mason Defoe was the starting pitcher for Hettinger/Scranton and Jaran Anderson relieved him in the second inning. Due to the run-rule, the game only went four innings.
The second game was a complete turnaround, with Bowman pitching having a problem throwing strikes, and Hettinger/Scranton winning 12-1 in a game that only went three innings. Both teams played many substitutes with Bowman having almost a whole new lineup. Warrick Dilse was throwing nothing but strikes for Hettinger/Scranton and recorded eight strike outs out of the nine outs.
In Coach/Pitch action the Hettinger team continues undefeated as they downed Scranton. But Scranton came back to edge Hettinger 7-5 in the Little League game. Scranton scored first and was leading 4-2 after three innings. Hettinger battled back and scored three times in the fourth to take a 5-4 lead with Connor Andress having a key hit. In the top of fifth and last inning Scranton scored three runs to take the lead and held Hettinger scoreless in the bottom of the inning. Maddox Pierce was the winning pitcher and recorded 11 strikeouts along the way. Tanner Defoe started for Hettinger and was relieved by Andress in the fourth. Malachi Dilse was the big stick for Scranton as he had two hits and three runs batted in.