Little Leaguers Down Bowman

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In a make-up game Hettinger Little Leaguer’s downed Bowman, 4-2, at Hettinger on June 24. Both the Coach Pitch and Little League were scheduled to play at Bowman on June 18. Coach Pitch got their game in with a victory but the rain came and the Little League game was cancelled.

Sheldon Christenson
For the Record

Hayden DeFoe was the starting pitcher for Hettinger with Sawyer Clendenen starting for Bowman. Hettinger scored first with an unearned run in the first inning. Derek Kari slapped a line drive single, stole second base and when attempting to steal third the errant throw by the catcher allowed Kari to score. Clendenen walked three Hettinger batters in the second and with two out D. Kari singled again driving in two runs. They would go on to score one more to take a 4-0 lead. DeFoe was doing well pitching as after four innings he allowed no runs, no hits and had nine strikeouts. Bowman batters were having a tough time catching up to DeFoe’s fast ball. After walking the first Bowman batter in the fifth, DeFoe struck out the next two. Taylor Wanner then came to bat and was determined not to strike out after going down on strikes in his two previous at bats. He was finally able to catch up to DeFoe’s fast ball, although late, as he fouled off half a dozen pitches before hitting a sharp ground ball down the first base line for a double that drove in Bowman’s first run. Dylan Hedge would follow Taylor and get Bowman’s second hit of the game scoring Taylor. DeFoe would get the last out of the game on a strike out giving him 12 for the game.
The south Little League field recently had an electric scoreboard put in which is a great addition to the field. The Havelka family and the Park Board donated the money for the scoreboard in memory of Ryan Havelka.

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