Garretson blanks Clark: BlueJays advance to semifinals with shutout victory
Garretson advanced to the Class B amateur baseball state tournament with a win over Clark.
The Garretson BlueJays made quick work of the Clark Traders on Thursday.
Garretson racked up 15 hits and picked up a convincing 15-0 win over the Traders in five innings during a Class B amateur baseball quarterfinal game at Cadwell Park.
Garretson advances to the semifinals at 7:30 p.m. today against either the Dell Rapids Mudcats or the Canova Gang.
On Friday, Garretson erupted for four runs in the first, five runs in the second and six more in the fifth to finish off Clark.
Eight players combined for 15 hits, with Nick Bonte and Derek Fischer recording three apiece. Scott Splett finished with two hits and drove in four runs.
In the fifth inning, Austin VanHove smacked a solo home run over the 340-foot left field fence. Garretson continued to pile on the runs to finish the game.
Nick Bruning and Bonte each hit two-run doubles, while Bonte scored the final run on an error.
Jesse Brockhouse and Brad Ulmer had two hits apiece. Brady Bonte added a hit.
Nick Bonte earned the win. He gave up four hits and struck out two batters.
For Clark, Andrew Magedanz finished with two hits. Brent Griffith and Josh Nelson each had a hit. Zach Toben took the loss. He gave up five hits, nine runs (five earned) and walked four batters in his 1.2-inning start.