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Jays pound out nine hits in 8-5 win

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Gehlen Catholic baseball coach Marty Kurth signals home Derek Bretey, running for catcher Michael Lamoreux, during Tuesday's game against Spalding Catholic.
The Gehlen baseball team has not made a habit of giving Aaron Schlesser a lot of run support during the past couple of summers.

That changed Tuesday, as the Jays pounded out nine hits and went on to win 8-5 over Spalding Catholic in War Eagle Conference baseball action at Riverview Complex.

Schlesser held up his end of the arrangement as he scattered nine hits in a complete-game effort. Schlesser allowed three earned runs while walking two and fanning five.

Gehlen's Tyler Meyer tags out a Spalding runner as he approaches third base.
"Aaron threw a real nice ball game," Gehlen coach Marty Kurth said. "He got a little tired at the end, but he gutted it out and got the win...It was good for him to get that win and good for us to give him some run support. We haven't done a very good job of that, but we did tonight."

Phil Frye went 3-for-4 and Michael Lamoreux was 3-for-3 with two RBIs to lead the Jays hitters.

Zach Wurth and Devin Groenhagen each had RBI doubles and Mitch Christoffel added an RBI single as the Jays bounced back from their first loss of the season last Friday to Sergeant Bluff-Luton.

"It was a good win for us after a long holiday weekend," Kurth said. "After getting beat by a good team, we needed to see how we would respond. We put the ball in play and did some things well, and did some things we still need to work on. We're progressing."

Gehlen took advantage of some sloppy Spartans defense to take a 2-0 lead in the bottom of the first inning.

The Jays added two runs in each of the second and third innings and added single runs in the fifth and sixth innings to hold on for the win.

Gehlen (3-1, 3-1) plays at Hinton on Tuesday.

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