TABOR – The Shenandoah bats produced three big innings and Blake Doyle threw a five-inning complete game in a 12-1 Mustang win over Fremont-Mills, Friday, July 5.
The Mustangs scored three runs in the first inning without a hit. Braden Knight reached on an error, stole second and advanced to third on another error. AJ Herold was hit by a pitch to load the bases. Knights starting pitcher Brock Hetzel induced a comeback groundball from Kyle Cerven for the first out, but then an error, a walk and a fielder’s choice scored three.
The Knights responded with their only run in the bottom of the first. Dylan Chambers singled with one out against Doyle, advanced to third on Isaac Bateman’s double, and then scored on a groundout from Jacob Jenkerson.
Doyle shut out the Knights over the final four innings, giving up just two hits and one walk. He also hit a batter. He finished the game with five strikeouts.
After leaving a runner in the second inning, the Mustangs took control of the game with a five-run third. McCunn singled and Herold walked to start the inning. An error loaded the bases with one out, and then Doyle singled in a run. Cain Lorimor followed with a two-run single. Devin Morelock drove in a run with a groundout and then a passed ball scored Lorimor to make the score 8-1.
Shenandoah added three more runs in the fourth, all against Hetzel, before he was relieved by Seth Malcom with one out. McCunn singled to start the inning, and then Herold was hit by a pitch. An error with one out plated both runners before Anthony Stogdill scored on a wild pitch.
Doyle was hit by a pitch with the bases loaded in the fifth for the final run.
McCunn and Morelock had two hits each to lead the Mustangs while Herold reached base and scored on all four of his plate appearances.
The Shenandoah win ended an eight-game losing streak and improved Shenandoah’s record to 5-20.
Malcom was the only Knight to reach base twice as Fremont-Mills fell to 10-9 on the season.