HLP Baseball Comes From Behind To Beat HMS
Hartley-Melvin-Sanborn looked to be on their way to winning their season opener against Harris-Lake Park, but the Wolves scored seven runs in the top of the seventh inning and came from behind to win 8-7 in Hartley on Tuesday night. H-M-S steadily grew their lead with two runs in the second, fourth, and fifth innings. The Wolves got one run across in the second, but were then quiet until the seventh. The Hawks comeback attempt of their own fell short in the seventh inning as they were only able to get one run back while stranding two runners on base.
H-LP’s Jordan Kyle went 2-for-4 with 2 RBI. Tanner Green had two doubles with 2 runs scored. Dalton Burdorf was 2-for-4 with a run scored and a RBI. Braeton Nitszchke got the win in relief for the Wolves. He pitched the final two innings, giving up one run on three hits while striking out one. Brady Van Iperen pitched the first five innings for H-LP. He gave up six runs, two of them earned, on four hits, striking out four and walking three. Hindering Van Iperen’s effort was four H-LP errors. The Wolves (1-0, 1-0 War Eagle) will host Remsen St. Mary’s in their home opener Wednesday night.
H-M-S pitcher Jordan Japenga took the loss on the mound. He gave up just six hits and one run through six innings but gave up six of the final seven runs in the final frame. Japenga walked none and struck out six. Nathan Westphal was 2-for-4 at the plate with two runs scored. Casey Dorhout was also 2-for-4 with a run scored and a RBI. H-M-S 0-1 (0-1 War Eagle) is at Unity Christian on Wednesday.
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