Mitchell records shutout win to start road trip
Post 18 took down Sturgis on the road, and will now compete in the Hladky tournament.
STURGIS — Mitchell Post 18 snapped its four-game losing skid on Thursday.
Brady Brosz tossed a complete-game shutout, powering Post 18 past Sturgis Post 33, 6-0, in Legion baseball action. Post 18 improves to 16-11 with the win.
Brosz struck out four batters as he limited Sturgis to two hits and two walks in his 84-pitch outing. In fact, he retired the first eight batters and took a no-hitter into the sixth inning until Colton Cruickshank singled with one out. He also only needed three pitches in the second inning.
“He was pounding the strike zone,” Mitchell coach Luke Norden said. “They were swinging early in the counts. He threw a lot of strikes, so forcing them to swing and put the ball in play. We played really good defense.”
Post 18 took a 3-0 lead in the third inning, with Carter Max scoring on an error for its first run. Brady Hawkins, who went 2-for-3, singled in a run and later scored on a passed ball to cap the frame. Max finished with a pair of hits.
Mitchell tacked on three more runs, in part due to an RBI single from both Jared Miller and Peyton Nash. Carson Max doubled in a run in the sixth, too.
“We did some really good things offensively,” Norden said. “The wind was blowing in so it was hard to get the ball anywhere. We did a great job of scoring our six runs.”
Gage Murphey suffered the loss for Sturgis, allowing an earned run in 2 1/3 innings.
“(Friday’s) supposed to be the hottest day, so being able to get out there early will be good for us,” Norden said.
Mitchell plays in the Hladky tournament in Gillette, Wyoming, today through Sunday.