No. 10 RSM beats Newell-Fonda in substate repeat

Friday, May 20, 2022
(Sentinel Photo By Allen Hamil) Carter Schorg took the mound for Remsen St. Mary’s against Newell-Fonda on Wednesday and struck out 10 in a five inning complete game shutout.

REMSEN — Remsen St. Mary’s and Newell-Fonda have met in the substate final each of the last two seasons in games that Hawks have won. In an early-season showdown between the two teams Wednesday, the Class 1A No. 10 ranked Hawks were able to come away with a 10-0 win in five innings.

“This is a team we may have to face in the substate again or down the road possibly, but I really liked how our kids competed and how they played,” RSM Head Coach Dean Harpenau said.

RSM went with Carter Schorg on the mound and he was able to keep the Mustangs off the scoreboard. He gave up just two hits while striking out 10 in the five inning complete game.

“He did a great job,” Harpenau said. “The thing he did tonight, it’s no secret, he was ahead in the count and changed speeds and against great teams you have to be able to get ahead in the count and change speeds and that’s what he did. He kept them off stride.”

The Hawks were able to jump out to a 5-0 lead after two innings. Hunter Pick drove in a run with a base hit to get things started in the first. Alex Schroeder followed with an RBI base hit of his own.

RSM added three in the second as Brenden Fisch reached on an error which brought home a run. Another run scored on a double steal and Jaxon Bunkers hit a single up the middle to make it 5-0.

The middle innings were quiet for the Hawks as Collin Homan sent a double to the fence in right-center but was left stranded in the third inning. The Hawks got a leadoff single form Schorg in the fourth, but could not do anything with it.

The bats finally came back to life in the fifth as they scored the five runs to put the game away early by a 10-0 score. Alex Schroeder led off the frame by getting hit by a pitch. Singles for Isaiah Gerrietts and Homan followed as the second brought home a run. Another run scored on a wild pitch and Ryan Willman drew a walk before the Mustangs made a pitching change.

Max Carlson was able to get the next two batters out, but an error kept the inning alive as Bunkers reached on the muffed play by the shortstop. Cael Ortmann finished the game with a two-run double.

Harpenau was pleased with the offense taking advantage of some opportunities.

“We got to see all three of their top guys and our kids adjusted,” Harpenau said as they also faced Mason Dicks and Trey Jungers on the hill. “We exposed some things on them and I’m sure they’ll work on some things too.”

The Hawks improved to 2-0 on the season after beating Cherokee 7-1 on Monday.

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