Amateur baseball roundup: Alexandria blanks Plankinton
PLANKINTON--Holding the Plankinton Bankers to just two hits, the Alexandria Angels opened the amateur baseball season with a 10-0 win in seven innings on Thursday in Plankinton.
PLANKINTON-Holding the Plankinton Bankers to just two hits, the Alexandria Angels opened the amateur baseball season with a 10-0 win in seven innings on Thursday in Plankinton.
Alexandria's Trever Vermeulen, Tyson Gau and Cory Marek combined to keep the Bankers scoreless, while the Angel offense racked up nine hits in the win.
Vermeulen didn't allow a hit in three scoreless innings pitched with four strikeouts, while Gau allowed one hit and had seven strikeouts in three and 1/3 scoreless innings pitched.
Peyton Smith finished the game with two hits and two runs scored, while Jordan Gau added three RBIs. Vermeulen added two hits and two runs scored and Chris Marek added two hits.
For Plankinton, Travis Gant allowed one run off one hit in two innings pitched with four strikeouts. Tyler Fernau allowed six runs, three earned, off two hits in two innings pitched. Josh Geppert pitched the final three innings, allowing three runs off six hits with three strikeouts.
Geppert and Kyle Bruinsma had Plankinton's lone two hits in the game.
Alexandria (1-0) plays Menno at 8 p.m. on Thursday in Alexandria. Plankinton (0-1) plays Canova Gang and the Parkston Mudcats on Sunday at the Pond in Parkston.
Corsica-Stickney 10, Kimball/White Lake 4
KIMBALL-Two consecutive three-run innings was enough to lift Corsica-Stickney over Kimball/White Lake 10-4 on Thursday in Kimball.
The Horned Frogs took a 4-2 lead in the fourth inning, then increased it to 7-2 in the fifth. Kris Menning was 2-for-3 with one RBI and a walk for Corsica-Stickney, while Luke Bamberg was 2-for-5 with two RBIs. Aaron Groeneweg picked up the win for the Horned Frogs, tossing two innings and striking out four batters.
Anthony Williams took the loss for KWL, throwing four innings and giving up four runs (two earned) while striking out six batters. Offensively, Trent Wookey was 1-for-2 with an RBI and two walks for the Bankers.
Corsica-Stickney begins the season 1-0, while Kimball/White Lake falls to 0-1.