Elks edge Mercants in pitcher’s duelPitching dominated as the top two amateur baseball teams met Sunday at Jack Brown Stadium.
Pitching dominated as the top two amateur baseball teams met Sunday at Jack Brown Stadium.
Paul Roers fired eight strong innings and the Jamestown Elks scored an unearned run in the bottom of the eighth as they nipped the Jamestown Miller Lite Merchants 2-1.
Roers, the tall right-hander for the Jimmies, surrendered just one run on three hits to get the victory for the Elks as they leveled their record at 4-4.
Dan Brown worked a scoreless ninth to get the save.
Tied 1-all after 7 1/2 innings, Boya Quichocho reached on an error and later scored on a passed ball for the go-ahead run.
Greg Lunski worked six strong innings for the Merchants. The ace right-hander fanned eight and allowed only a solo home run to Jakob Ohmann in the bottom of the second inning.
“It was a really well-pitched game,” said Quichocho, the Elks manager. “Lunski pitched a great game and Roers did a really nice job for us.”
The two teams combined for just seven hits. Todd Roth had two of them for the Elks.
Sam Hirchert, who took over for Lunski in the seventh, was saddled with the loss.
Both teams have Fargo League games Wednesday. The Elks face Mayville, while the Merchants get the Fargo-Moorhead Jays.
Jamestown Elks 2, Jamestown Miller Lite Merchants 1
Merchants 000 000 010 — 1 3 3
Elks 010 000 01x — 2 4 0
Greg Lunski, Sam Hirchert (7) and Anthony Fontana, Steve Hirchert (7). Paul Roers, Dan Brown (9) and Jakob Ohmann. W —Roers. L —Hirchert. Save —Brown.
— Dave Selvig