No. 1 RSM baseball blasts Lawton-Bronson

Friday, July 8, 2022

REMSEN — After beating the Whiting/Siouxland Christian United team by a 15-0 score in four innings in the first round of the Class 1A district baseball tournament, the top-ranked Remsen St. Mary’s team did the same thing to Lawton-Bronson in Wednesday’s district semifinal game.

Eight RSM players recorded a hit in the win and six finished with two hits. Brenden Fisch was one of the players with two hits as he led the team with a 3 RBI game. He also had a sacrifice fly.

Carter Schorg and Cael Ortmann each finished with 2 RBI games as they hit a single and double at the plate. Jaxon Bunkers and Isaiah Gerrietts each had a pair of base hits as they drove in two runs apiece.

Alex Schroeder drove in a run with a single and double as the team’s other player with multiple hits. Collin Homan drove in one while getting a single and reaching on two walks.

Hunter Pick added the team’s other hit while Landon Waldschmitt reached on a walk and hit-by-pitch in the contest.

Bunkers and Ortmann combined on the shutout on the mound. Bunkers went three innings, giving up a pair of hits and hitting a batter while finishing with three strikeouts. He used just 33 pitches in his three innings on the hill. Ortmann sent the Eagles down in order in the fourth to close out the game, using 13 pitches to do so.

Lawton-Bronson finishes the season with a 9-11 record.

Remsen St. Mary’s improved to 31-0 with the win. They will host Gehlen Catholic (21-9) in the district final on Saturday.

The Hawks won both regular season meetings over the Jays, but needed extra innings to emerge victorious in the last contest after giving up six runs in the bottom of the seventh inning. RSM ended up winning that game by a final score of 8-7.

The Hawks won the other meeting of the season by a 10-2 score and also won in last season’s postseason meeting by a 6-0 score in the same round. RSM has won the last 13 meetings in the series between the two rivals.

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