Blue Jays win at Bismarck: Post season sweep of Demons in region actionBrady Anderson provided a much-needed scoring punch to the Jamestown High School baseball team on Tuesday.
By: By Chris Aarhus, The Jamestown Sun, The Jamestown Sun
Brady Anderson provided a much-needed scoring punch to the Jamestown High School baseball team on Tuesday.
The Jays’ No. 3 hitter finished 4-for-4 with two triples and a double to lift his squad to a 4-2 West Region victory in nine innings over Bismarck High at Bismarck Municipal Ballpark.
“He had a good start, which he hadn’t been having lately,” said Cory Anderson, Brady’s coach and father.
Jamestown took the sweep with a 6-0 win in the nightcap, improving its record to 6-6 in the region and 18-10 overall.
“We played very solid baseball,” Cory Anderson said. “They had bases loaded to win it in extra innings a couple times. We were able to hold without giving up any runs.”
Jamestown scored a pair of runs in the top of the ninth with the help of an Anderson walk. Jake Stilwell singled in the hole and Anderson stole third. Cody Benson walked to load the bases, and Tyler Ukestad drew a walk to give Jamestown a lead. Ben Walz successfully squeezed in Stilwell for the fourth run. Danny Fischer retired the side in order to get the win.
“We were able to come up with the final blow,” Anderson said. “We executed and ran and did a nice job. We did the things we’re supposed to.”
Bismarck, which dropped to 5-8 and 16-12 overall, rallied after Jamestown scored in the first inning. Landon Weiser doubled and Brady Anderson’s first triple put the Jays on the board. They added a run in the fifth when Fischer scored on a Weiser single.
The Demons came back with a run in the bottom half and the tying run in the sixth, leading to the Jays’ ninth-inning heroics.
Lack of offense through seven innings dealt Jamestown starter Tyler Krenz a no-decision. He gave up five hits, issued three walks and struck out six. Only one of the two runs he allowed was earned.
Anderson said the Jays improved on getting the first batter of each inning out. In the past two region games, the Jays allowed 12 of 14 to reach base.
“Tyler did a much better job of getting the first guy,” Anderson said. “I think it was a conscious effort to get that first guy out. I think Tyler zoned in today.”
Joey Gebhardt twirled a gem in the second game, allowing just a single to Bismarck en route to the complete-game shutout. He walked two and struck out five.
Shaun Hogan, Ben Walz and Stilwell each had two hits for the Jays, who scored a run in the first, two in the second, one in the fourth and two in the fifth for their total.
Jamestown hosts Bismarck Century on Thursday in its regular-season finale.
Jamestown 4, Bismarck High 2, 9 innings
JHS 100 010 002 — 4 10 2
BHS 000 011 000 — 2 7 0
Tyler Krenz, Danny Fischer (8) and Joey Gebhart; Nathan Dinga, Tyler Richter (6) and Quinn Irey.
Highlights: JHS, Brady Anderson 4-4, 2 3Bs, 2B, RBI, R, walk, Landon Weiser 2-4, 2B, RBI, R, Fischer 2-5, R, 2B.
Jamestown 6, Bismarck High 0
JHS 120 12 — 6 10 2
BHS 000 00 — 0 1 2
Joey Gebhardt and Cody Benson. Kyler Olson and Zach Schuchard.
Highlights: JHS, Gebhardt 5 IP, 0 R, H, 2 walks, 5 K, Jake Stilwell 2-2, R, RBI, Shaun Hogan 2-3, 2 R, Ben Walz 2-3, RBI.
Sun sports writer Chris Aarhus can be reached at (701) 952-8462 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org