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Fifth inning propels Post 18

Mitchell Post 18 erupted for seven runs in the fifth inning and defeated Huron 8-5 in a Legion baseball contest on Monday at Cadwell Park. Post 18 was out-hit 13-9, but it produced enough offense and executed with runners in scoring position. Mit...

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Mitchell Post 18 erupted for seven runs in the fifth inning and defeated Huron 8-5 in a Legion baseball contest on Monday at Cadwell Park.

Post 18 was out-hit 13-9, but it produced enough offense and executed with runners in scoring position. Mitchell coach Luke Norden noted how the team left 13 runners stranded on base in the opener against Aberdeen on Sunday.

"We did a great job of getting guys where we wanted them but we just couldn't execute and get them in," Norden said. "(Monday), we probably could have had a four-run lead in those first few innings. We just need to have a better approach and plan when we have guys in scoring position and making sure we're not letting innings go by where we're not scoring."

Peyton Nash went 2-for-4 and had a three-run triple in the fifth inning to spark the Mitchell (3-0) offense. Logan Sparks, Koby Larson and Drew Kitchens each drove in a run in the fifth.

Also offensively, Austin Kerr and Brady Hawkins had two hits apiece. Kitchens, Sparks and Carter Max each had a hit.

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Baley Miller earned the win, striking out five batters, scattering seven hits and giving up one earned run.

"Huron has some good hitters and they hit it hard," Norden said. "They've got some good players and I don't think they have any seniors. Baley did a good job of scattering some hits and keeping them off the board."

Huron plated three runs in the sixth inning and one more in the seventh, but Mitchell's seven-run explosion was enough to hold on for the win.

Up next, Mitchell plays at 6 p.m. on Wednesday in Renner.

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