Amateur baseball roundup: Honner’s game-winning single gives Scotland first win of season
SCOTLAND -- Jeff Honner delivered a walk-off single to send Scotland past the Yankton Lakers, 5-4, in South Central League action on Sunday.
Honner finished 2-for-4. Scott Ulmer, who had three hits, scored the winning run. Nate Kucera hit a double for Scotland, as well. Hunter Martin picked up the win, as he allowed an unearned run over the final two innings. Ulmer lasted seven innings in his start, given up three earned runs and striking out four batters.
Tyler Kozeal suffered the loss. Rex Ryken went 3-for-5 with two RBIs. Mark Ryken doubled for the Lakers.
Scotland (1-12 South Central) travels to the Yankton Lakers on Thursday. Yankton (6-7 South Central) travels to Menno today.
Freeman 4, Tabor 1
FREEMAN -- Freeman rode Nate Broehm’s 14 strikeouts to a South Central League win over Tabor on Sunday.
Broehm held Tabor to five hits and an unearned run, as he used 131 pitches over a complete game. Bailey Sage finished 2-for-4 with an RBI. Freeman had four hits.
Austin White recorded two hits for Tabor. Logan Tycz struck out seven and allowed four runs (one earned) over six innings. Prestin White tossed two shutout innings to end the contest.
Freeman (5-8 South Central) travels to the Yankton Tappers today. Tabor (11-3 South Central) hosts Irene on Thursday.
H/H Wood Ducks 3, Canova 1
CANOVA -- The Humboldt/Hartford Wood Ducks never relinquished its early lead, as it won a Cornbelt League pitcher’s duel against Canova on Sunday.
Jake Ellens hit a three-run double in the second inning, which proved to be the decisive runs. Rob Lind paced Humboldt/Hartford at the plate with four hits. Drew Eldeen pitched a complete game, striking out five batters and holding the Gang to two earned runs on 10 hits.
Jared Miller fanned 12 batters for Canova and had two hits at the plate. Jason Miller went 2-for-4 with a double, while Tim Gassman recorded two hits.
Humboldt/Hartford (4-2 Cornbelt League) plays the Humboldt/Hartford Gamecocks on Friday in Humboldt. Canova (5-3 Cornbelt League) hosts Madison on Thursday.