MMCRU baseball snaps losing skid

Thursday, July 16, 2020

ORANGE CITY ó MMCRU plated the go-ahead run in the seventh inning and held on for the final three outs in a 9-8 baseball win over Unity Christian in War Eagle Conference action Monday, July 6. The victory snapped a four-game losing skid for the Royals.

Brett Staab led the team with three hits and scored four times as he also reached on a walk. KC Nicks, Colin Pick and Carson Pick added two hits apiece with each Pick driving in a pair of runs.

Cade Pepper and Branden Whited hit sacrifice flies for the other RBIs.

Pepper earned the win on the mound as he worked five innings of relief. He struck out four while allowing three runs on six hits and two walks. Starter Derek Goth went two complete innings with five runs allowed on three hits and a walk. Just two of those runs were earned as he picked up a pair of strikeouts.

The MMCRU softball teamís seventh inning rally came up a bit short as they fell 6-4. The Royals trailed 6-1 entering their final at-bat before pushing across three runs in the seventh.

Haley Schwarz homered for the second time this season as she went 2-for-4 with 3 RBI.

Mya Holmes had a perfect 3-for-3 game at the plate as the only other player with multiple hits for the Royals.

Summer Bousema and Hope Pullman led the Knights with 2 RBI apiece with Pullman having the only multi-hit game for Unity with a double and triple.

Freshman pitcher Paige De Boom earned the win for the Knights while Molly Reuter took the loss for the Royals with all six runs allowed being earned. She struck out four batters.

MMCRU returns to conference action Wednesday, July 8 at home against Hartley-Melvin-Sanborn.

Baseball

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MMCRU: Hits- 10; Walks- 9; 2B- None; 3B- None; HR- None; RBI- Co. Pick 2, Ca. Pick 2; Pepper 1, Whited 1; Pitching: Derek Goth- 2 IP, 3 H, 5 R, 2 ER, 1 BB, 2 Ks; Cade Pepper (W)- 5 IP, 6 H, 3 R, 1 ER, 2 BB, 4 Ks.

Softball

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MMCRU: Hits- 10; Walks- 3; 2B- Ka. Letsche; 3B- None; HR- Schwarz; RBI- Schwarz 3, I. Olson 1; Pitching: Molly Reuter (L)- 6 IP, 9 H, 6 R, 6 ER, 0 BB, 4 Ks.