On Friday the Thunderhawks pulled off a late surge in the top of the seventh, scoring 5 runs and then held off the Hamilton in the bottom of the inning to capture the win by a score of 9-8.
Starting Pitcher Sr Derek Baker went 4 2/3 innings striking out 4 batters, Jr Tanner Fanta (1-0) on in relief, got the win and had 2 k’s, So. Andy Almquist recorded the save. Hamilton’s Zeke got the Loss.
Lakota East was lead on offense by by Sr. Austin O’Harold 2-3 with a HR and the game winning RBI, Sr Tyler Schlensker 2-4, Sr Tyler Gibbons was 2-2, Sr. Brett Colburn had a triple, and So. Adam McDonough had the game tying RBI.
East takes 2 from Turpin on Saturday, April 6th.
Game 1- Hawks win in big fashion 11-1. Sr Nick Snyder (2-0) got the win with 3 k’s. Offensive Highlights Sr Tyler Gibbons 2-3 with a double and 2 runs scored, Jr. Max Minniear 2-4 scoring Twice, & So Adam McDonough with a double
Game 2- East gives another never say die performance and Stun the Spartans winning 5-4 in the bottom of the 7th on a bunt by So Adam McDonough to score the winning run, Adam alos doubled earlier in the game. Starting Pitcher So Andy Almquist (0-0) recorded 7 K’s, Sr Brett Colburn (1-0) came on in relief and got the win.
The Hawks stay undefeated on the season at 5-0 overall and 3-0 in the GMC. Next up East will host Hamilton on Monday, April 8th.