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Harrisburg hits past Mitchell Black for doubleheader sweep

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Mitchell Black couldn’t keep up with Harrisburg’s offensive output on Wednesday in teener baseball action. It fell 11-2 in the first game in five innings, and then lost 11-4 in Game 2.

Harrisburg out-hit Mitchell 10-2 in the first game, and was paced by Logan O’Connor, who hit two doubles and drove in four runs. Palmer Boyd and Max Carlson, who had two hits and three RBIs, both doubled, as well. Maddux Scherer finished 2-for-2 with three RBIs and picked up the win on the mound.

For Mitchell, Colton Smith took the loss, giving up four runs (three earned) in a 2.1-inning start. He fanned two batters in the loss. Lincoln Bates and Hudson Haley, who drove in a run, each hit a triple.

In Game 2, Carlson continued his strong performance at the plate by going 3-for-3 with a triple, double and two RBIs. Boyd and Cook each chipped in with two hits.

Boyd earned the win by allowing four runs (two earned) in a three-inning start. He struck out three batters. Jacob Sanderson also fanned three batters, as he held Mitchell to one hit in three shutout innings to close the game.

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Gavin Soukup surrendered four runs (two earned) on five hits and three walks during a two-inning start. Bates finished 2-for-3 with a triple. Peyton Mandel, Gavin Soukup and Landon Soulek all drove in a run.
Mitchell (8-16) hosts Watertown for a 1 p.m. doubleheader on Saturday.

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