Hinton piles on runs against Hartley-Melvin-Sanborn

Friday, June 10, 2022
(Photo By Scott Byers) Above, Hinton’s Owen Eli unleashes a pitch Wednesday at Hartley-Melvin-Sanborn. Eli pitched the win for the Blackhawks. He also led the team at the plate with 4 RBI.

HARTLEY — The Hinton baseball and softball teams won big over Hartley-Melvin-Sanborn on Wednesday.

The Hinton baseball team won 20-4 over the Hawks in five innings. The Blackhawks scored four in the first, four more in the third, 10 in the fourth and finished off with two in the fifth in the rout.

Owen Eli led the team with a 4 RBI game. He had a double, reached on an error and walked twice.

Brody Spies knocked out three singles as he finished with a 3 RBI game. Bode Binneboese doubled and drove in a pair. Five others had an RBI apiece.

Hinton scored 14 of their runs against Nick Bronstad, the starter for H-M-S. Only eight of the runs were earned in his 3 1/3 innings on the mound. The remaining six runs, two of which were earned, came against Trenton Vollink.

Eli pitched the win as he gave up four runs in 3 2/3 innings while striking out four. Easton Stusse tossed 1 1/3 innings and picked up one strikeout.

The win was the seventh in a row for the Blackhawks who improved to 9-2. H-M-S lost their fifth consecutive game as they fell to 2-7.

Softball scores 12 in win

(Photo By Scott Byers) Above, Hinton’s Madison Goosmann fights off a pitch for a base hit in Wednesday’s game at Hartley-Melvin-Sanborn. She had three hits and 5 RBI in the win.

The Hinton softball team won by a 12-0 score in a full seven inning game as they pushed across one in the first, two in the fourth, six in the fifth and three in the seventh.

Madison Goosmann had the big bat for the Blackhawks as she ended with 5 RBI in the game. She had a home run, triple and single in the win. Sara Schoenrock had a 4-for-5 game at the plate with an RBI. Bella Badar added an RBI as she had a triple and two singles.

All 12 of the runs came against Gracie Knobloch in the circle.

Jadyn Case pitched the shutout win for the Blackhawks. She gave up just one hit and one walk, both to Kamryn Ebel, and struck out 11.

“We continued to work on solid at-bats against a good young pitcher,” Hinton softball coach Jennifer Jacobs-List said. “Good quality pitching and teamwork will help us continue to be successful but as always we have more work to do.”

Hinton improved to 8-7 overall. H-M-S dropped to 4-5 on the season.

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