PLATTE-Michael Buitenbos didn't need much help, but Platte provided just enough offense, as the Killer Tomatoes topped Alexandria 4-1 on Tuesday in Sunshine League play.
Buitenbos went the distance on the mound, giving up one unearned run on eight hits and two walks, while striking out eight batters to pick up the win.
Matthew Randall started the scoring in the fourth inning for Platte with an RBI groundout, but the Killer Tomatoes padded the lead in the fifth with a three-run frame, sparked by RBIs by Richard Sternberg and Ryan Allen.
Chris Marek drove in Alexandria's lone run on a sacrifice fly in the sixth. The Angels had runners at second and third in the top of the ninth, but Buitenbos got Tyson Gau to pop out to end the game.
Jordan Gau took the loss for Alexandria, allowing one earned run (four unearned) on nine hits across eight innings, while fanning nine.
Platte (1-1) hosts Winner/Colome on Thursday. Alexandria (1-4) travels to Wagner on Thursday.
Dimock/Emery 17, Irene 1
IRENE-Jed Schmidt's solo home run led off the third inning, which ended with Dimock/Emery plating 10 runs en route to a seven-inning amateur baseball win on Tuesday.
Schmidt had two hits and three RBIs, while Jared Schmidt went 3-for-4 with four runs driven in. Drew Kitchens also had a pair of hits in a nine-hit game for the Raptors. Ben Wermers notched the win for Dimock/Emery, striking out five over three shutout inning. Kitchens struck out six in three innings of relief.
Brett Olson suffered the loss for Irene. He gave up six earned runs in a two-inning start. The Cardinals were held to six hits.
Dimock/Emery (5-1) hosts Parkston on Thursday in Emery.
Parkston 12, Wagner 6
WAGNER-Parkston recorded four multi-run innings en route to a win over Wagner on Tuesday.
The Mudcats took a 3-0 lead in the first inning thanks to a two-run double by Spencer Freudenthal, who racked up three RBIs in the game.
Wagner trimmed the lead to 3-2 on an RBI double by Ezra Bartlett and a run on a passed ball, but Parkston scored the next four runs to regain control.
Spencer Lucas went 3-for-5, including a two-run home run and Matt Malloy also added two RBIs for the Mudcats. Dillon Stadlman picked up the win, allowing three earned runs on six hits and four walks across 6 1/3 innings, while striking out six. Jake Weber also struck out six in 2 2/3 innings of relief.
Bartlett and David Kocer drove in two runs apiece for Wagner. Kocer also took the loss on the mound for the Rockets, surrendering seven runs on 10 hits and four walks in seven innings and struck out eight.
Parkston (3-2) faces Dimock-Emery on Thursday in Emery. Wagner (0-3) hosts Alexandria on Thursday.