Mitchell Legion splits doubleheaderHURON — After a rough first inning to its doubleheader, the Mitchell Legion baseball team played well in a split against Huron Saturday in Huron.
By: Sports Staff, The Daily Republic
HURON — After a rough first inning to its doubleheader, the Mitchell Legion baseball team played well in a split against Huron Saturday in Huron.
Post 18 dropped the first game 8-4 after allowing seven runs in the first, six of which were unearned, but bounced back with a 7-3 win in game two.
“In both games we left too many guys on base,” head coach Luke Norden said. “We could have easily scored a lot more runs.”
Derek Miller suffered the loss on the mound in game one, throwing the entire game. He allowed 11 hits and struck out three. Only two of the eight runs against him were earned.
“He threw really well,” Norden said. “I was really impressed with him after a rough first inning.”
Jared Schmidt and Matt Larson each had two hits in the first game.
Jacob Rice picked up the victory in game two after pitching four innings. He allowed two earned runs on two hits, four walks and three hit batsmen.
Matt Larson finished the game on the mound, retiring the first eight batters faced before allowing three hits and one run before recording the last out.
“I was very happy with the guys that threw,” Norden said. “We were kind of low on arms and we needed guys to chew up innings.”
Mitchell scored four runs in the first inning of game two and added one in the second to coast to the win.
Evan Mastel and Miller each had two hits in the nightcap and Mastel drove in two runs. Larson also had two RBIs in the game. Lakin Neugebauer crossed the plate twice for Post 18.
Mitchell (15-10) returns home for a game against Yankton at 6 p.m. today at Cadwell Park.