Akron-Westfield takes two from Royals
AKRON — It was a sweep for Akron-Westfield over MMCRU in War Eagle Conference action Monday, June 15 in the season opener.
The Westerners came out on top 11-1 in the baseball game for a five inning victory. Jack Anderson tossed a one-hitter as he struck out six batters.
Gunnar Johnson scored the lone run for the Royals as he was hit by a pitch. Colin Pick reached on an error while Carson Pick got the lone hit for MMCRU.
Anderson helped his own cause at the plate with a 3-for-4 game with an RBI. Sam Mullinix connected on a pair of extra-base hits, a home run and double, as he ended with 5 RBI. Tyson Fairbanks went 4-for-4, scoring three times and driving in a run. Daytona Foley went 2-for-3 with a double and RBI while Layton Koch picked up 2 RBI.
The Class 1A No. 12 Lady Westerners started their season with a 13-1 win in four innings over the Royals.
Alayna Mullinix had an RBI single as part of a four-run first for the Westerners and drove in two with a double in the second, part of a six-run frame as the team tacked on another run to jump out to an 11-0 lead after three innings.
The Royals couldn’t get anything going against Natalie Nielsen who pitched two scoreless innings. The lone run came in the top of the fourth as Jaden Harris came in to pitch the final two frames. Kristina Goth scored the lone run after reaching on a double. Haley Schwarz and Mya Holmes had the other two hits in the game for MMCRU.
The Westerners ended the game early with two runs in the fourth to reach the 12-run differential. Harris rapped out three hits while senior classmate Autumn Bundy added two doubles as each had 2 RBI.
Molly Reuter took the loss in the circle for the Royals, allowing 12 hits and six walks while hitting a batter. Eight of the 13 runs allowed were earned.
Royals return to conference action Wednesday, June 17 hosting South O’Brien.
MMCRU: Hits- 1; Walks- None; 2B- None; 3B- None; HR- None; RBI- None; Pitching: Cade Pepper (L)- 1/3 IP, 2 H, 5 R, 1 ER, 1 BB, 1 K; Derek Goth- 2 2/3 IP, 6 H, 5 R, 4 ER, 1 BB, 3 Ks; Jonah Petersen- 2 IP, 2 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 1 BB, 1 K.
A-W: Hits- 11; Walks- 1; 2B- Fairbanks, Mullinix, Foley; 3B- None; HR- Mullinix; RBI- Mullinix 5, Koch 2, Anderson 1, Fairbanks 1, Foley 1. Pitching: Jack Anderson (W)- 5 IP, 1 H, 1 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 5 Ks.
MMCRU: Hits- 3; Walks- None; 2B- Goth; 3B- None; HR- None; RBI- None; Pitching: Molly Reuter (L)- 3 IP, 12 H, 13 R, 8 ER, 6 BB, 0 K.
A-W: Hits- 8; Walks-6; 2B- Bundy 2, Mullinix 1; 3B- None; HR- None; RBI- Mullinix 3, Bundy 2, Harris 2, Johnson 1, Colt 1; Pitching: Natalie Nielsen (W)- 2 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 3 Ks; Jaden Harris- 2 IP, 3 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 0 BB, 3 Ks.