MYRTLE BEACH, S.C.- After struggling at the plate during the first two games of the season, the Maple Grove Red Dragons (0-2, 1-3) are finding their swing at the Mingo Bay Baseball Classic.
Maple Grove is now 1-1 in the NMB-B bracket at the tournament after shutting out Pike View, W.Va., 5-0, on Tuesday thanks to another great game from pitcher Collin Stack.
The senior notched his first win in a complete-game shutout with six strikeouts, three walks, and five hits allowed. Stack was also 1-3 at the plate.
Above, Maple Grove’s Corey Wefing successfully steals second base in Monday’s 5-0 victory over Pike View, W.Va., in the Mingo Bay Baseball Classic. Below, Jamestown’s Jake Sisson delivers a pitch against Capital from Charleston, W.Va. See additional photos at cu.post-journal.com.
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Below, Jamestown’s Jake Sisson delivers a pitch against Capital from Charleston, W.Va. See additional photos at cu.post-journal.com.P-J photos by Scott Reagle
"Collin was just on target, I think (the opposing hitters) were shocked because we lost 17-4 yesterday," said Maple Grove assistant coach Kim Rambacher. ''We just played terrible, but then we came back to shut out Pike View. In our little bracket we're right in it at 1-1."
After struggling in their opening game against Immaculate Heart on Monday, the Red Dragons bounced back with seven hits against the Panthers on Tuesday.
The first run of the game came in the first inning after Stack picked up a single, stole second and was driven home on a base hit by Graham Nelson.
Maple Grove would go on to carry that 1-0 lead into the final inning when it exploded for four more runs. Nolan Knipe was 2-for-3 and got the final inning started with a base hit while Nelson found his way on base following an error. A sacrifice fly by Dalton Dubois sent Knipe and Nelson into scoring position and then Matt Roach drove home one run with a single.
Senior Corey Wefing then added another run on an RBI single that sent Roach home and Wefing found his way to third following a pair of stolen bases. Wefing then used his speed once again to blaze past home plate on a wild pitch for the final run.
Maple Grove will play Livonia today.
JHS FALLS TO CAPITAL
MYRTLE BEACH, S.C.- The Jamestown Red Raiders fell 8-4 at the hands of Capital High School of Charleston, W.Va., and are 0-2 in the Socastee-B tournament bracket.
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Jake Sisson made the start on the mound for Jamestown and went 3 ?/ innings with one strikeout, no walks and three earned runs in the loss.
Finishing the game in relief was Mike Larsen who pitched the rest of the way and fanned two with no walks.
The Red Raiders were able to begin the game with a lead after scoring a run in the first, \ but the Capital hitters did too much damage later in the game.
The Cougars took the lead with two runs in the bottom of the third, but the Red Raiders came fighting back to tie the game in the top of the fourth.
A single by Harrison Tyra and another by Joe Ramos got Jamestown runners in scoring position and the game was then tied at 3-3 thanks to an error and a fielder's choice from Capital.
The Cougars put the game out of reach in the fourth inning when they banged home their final five runs.
Jim Werner threw all seven for Capital with six strikeouts, three walks and a pair of earned runs while the Cougar's offense was led by John Palmer who nailed a single and a double.
Jamestown's offense was highlighted by Jake Kindberg's double in the first.
The Red Raiders will be back on the diamond today at 1:30 p.m. to take on Corning.