Mitchell Legion splits doubleheaderWATERTOWN— The Mitchell Legion baseball team split its doubleheader with Watertown Wednesday night, winning the first game 5-2 and losing the second game 7-0.
By: Sports staff , The Daily Republic
WATERTOWN— The Mitchell Legion baseball team split its doubleheader with Watertown Wednesday night, winning the first game 5-2 and losing the second game 7-0.
In the first game, the winning pitcher was Derek Miller. He threw all seven innings, gave up six hits and struck out four. Mitchell scored two runs off squeeze bunts from Josh Schmidt and Kirby Fuerst. Jared Schmidt had an RBI single and Zach Bennett had a double for Mitchell.
Fuerst took the loss for Mitchell in the second game. He threw five 2/3 innings, gave up six runs, five were which were earned and struck out six. Evan Mastel went 2-for-3 and Michael Sadler went 2-for-2.
Mitchell coach Luke Norden said that missed opportunities really hurt the team during its second game Wednesday night.
“The first game we executed everything well and we had some really nice squeeze runs and other things that got us runs on the board,” he said.
“In the second game, we let missed opportunities take the wind out of our sails instead of getting right back at it. We just got really deflated.”
Mitchell’s record is now 9-7 and is back in action today when it takes on Brandon Valley at 3 p.m. Brandon Valley will then play Pierre at 5 p.m. and Mitchell will face off against Pierre at 7 p.m. All games will be held at Cadwell Park in Mitchell.