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Hinton holds on to defeat RSM 5-3

Wednesday, June 27, 2012

(Sentinel photo by Kent Jones) Hinton senior Seth Butler stops on second base Tuesday on one of his two doubles against Remsen St. Mary's in Hinton.
HINTON -- The Hinton Blackhawks extended their winning streak to seven games with a 5-3 victory over Remsen St. Mary's Tuesday.

Hinton senior pitcher surrendered two first inning runs to RSM (16-7, 12-6). Hinton (14-9, 9-7) answered with a run in the bottom of the first.

The Blackhawks took control of the game for good with four runs in the bottom of the second inning. The Hawks added a consolation run in the fourth inning.

"Nice pitching job by (Nolan) Field tonight," said Hinton head coach Steve Diediker. "(RSM) scored two runs right away in the first inning. After that, he settled down and the only other time he faced more than four batters in an inning was in the fourth inning when (the Hawks) got their other run."

(Sentinel photo by Kent Jones) Remsen St. Mary's Nick Weiler dives back to base Tuesday in Hinton.
Field pitched all seven innings to earn the win for Hinton. Field allowed three runs, two earned, on five hits. The senior struck out six RSM batters and walked four.

Senior Seth Butler led Hinton on offense with a 3-for-3 night at the plate. Butler had two doubles, had one RBI and scored two runs.

Junior Cole Siders hit 2-for-3 with a stolen base and a run. Field was 1-for-3 against RSM with an RBI. Junior Morgan Wenzel hit 1-for-3 with a triple, a run and an RBI.

RSM has alternated wins and losses over the last eight games after beginning the season 12-3. The Hawks remain near the top of the War Eagle Conference standings.

(Sentinel photo by Kent Jones) Hinton's Morgan Wenzel throws across the diamond Tuesday against RSM.
"It was a good overall win for us," Diediker said. "A really nice pitching job by Field. Again, defensively, we had only one error tonight."

Diediker has continued to stress how important pitching and clean defense is to Hinton's success.

Hinton and RSM face two of the top WEC teams on Wednesday. Hinton has a road a game at South O'Brien. RSM hosts Spalding Catholic.

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