Post 14 sweeps VC
Robbie Jamison was pretty happy with his team's play on Monday night. The Post 16 Legion baseball coach had every reason to smile, as Jamestown swept an Eastern Division doubleheader from Valley City at Jack Brown Stadium. We got two very good pi...
Robbie Jamison was pretty happy with his team's play on Monday night.
The Post 16 Legion baseball coach had every reason to smile, as Jamestown swept an Eastern Division doubleheader from Valley City at Jack Brown Stadium.
We got two very good pitching performances from Camden (Kretchman) and Shane (Schoeneberg), Jamison said. From an offensive standpoint, for the most part we ran the bases really well, the way weve been working towards.
Our bats went to sleep a bit in the second game, but were working towards being able to finish off two games. You cant be disappointed with two wins.
In the opener, Post 14 jumped out to an early 4-0 lead, scored in all but one inning and piled up 12 runs on 13 hits. Schoeneberg hit a two-run homer as part of the attack, backing a four-hitter by Kretchman in a 12-2 triumph.
Schoeneberg struck out 11 batters in a six-hit outing in the nightcap, and Post 14 completed the sweep with a 5-1 victory.
Jamestown 12, VC 2 (6)
Post 14 struck first, taking advantage of their speed and some Valley City miscues to score four times in the bottom of the first.
Nick Ukestad led off with a bunt single and took second on an overthrow to first by Valley City starter Preston Jensen. Ukestad stole third easily and came in to score the first run on Schoenebergs high chopper to second.
Andrew Davidson singled to center and PJ Pina walked. Greg Brown made it 2-0 on an RBI single, and reached second on a Post 60 error. Both Pina and Brown came around to score on an error by the Valley City first baseman, one of four miscues in the frame for Post 60.
Jamestown added two more runs in the second, on Davidsons RBI single and a sacrifice fly by Brown.
Post 60 got on the board in the top of the third, scoring twice without the benefit of a base hit, thanks in part to a pair of Jamestown errors. John Anderson led off with a walk and scored on a groundout by John Ziemba. Derek Zitzow reached on an error and scored on another Post 14 miscue, making it 6-2.
That was all the offense Post 60 could muster against Jamestowns Kretchman. The Jamestown right-hander limited Valley City to two unearned runs on four hits, walking two and striking out seven, including the final three Post 60 batters of the game. He retired 10 of the last 11 batters he faced, holding Valley City to one hit (Ziembas leadoff single in the sixth) over the final three frames.
Ukestads speed led to another run in the third. He singled with one out, stole second, went to third on a passed ball and scored on a double steal as Rob Harty took second.
Davidsons RBI double to the wall in right center plated Harty, making it 8-2.
With two out in the fifth, Harty singled to left and Schoeneberg delivered a two-run homer over the wall in right field, making it 10-2.
Browns RBI double to center made it 11-2 in the bottom of the sixth, and Ukestads bases-loaded, one-out single past the Valley City third baseman plated pinch runner Jordan Gengler to end the game at 12-2 via the 10-run rule.
Ukestad and Davidson each had three of Post 14s 13 hits. Schoeneberg had two hits and drove in three runs, Brown had two hits and two RBI and Harty scored three runs. Ukestad and Harty each stole three bases.
Jamestown 5, VC 1
After two scoreless innings, Post 14 got on the board with a two-out rally.
Harty walked and Kretchman singled to put runners at first and second. Davidson lined an RBI single to left to bring home the first run, and Pina laced a run-scoring single to center for a 2-0 Jamestown lead.
Valley City got a run back in the fourth. Zitzow beat out an infield single to lead off the inning and came in to score on Tom Paulsons grounder to short.
But Schoeneberg shut down Post 60 the rest of the way. The Jamestown left-hander limited Valley City to one run on six hits, walking one and striking out 11.
I dont think either of them walked too many, Jamison said. Weve been working on making the other team beat you instead of giving them opportunities. When you make them string together hits, especially at this level a lot of times they cant. If we can minimize our walks and errors, we can be a good baseball team.
Jamestown played error-free ball in the nightcap.
Post 14 made it 3-1 in the home half of the frame when Brady Schoeler doubled to right and scored on Nick Hertz two-out single to left.
Jamestown added two runs in the fifth. Ukestad led off with a single, stole second and went to third on Hartys single. He scored on a passed ball, and Kretchmans sacrifice fly plated Harty to make it 5-1.
Jensen went 3-for-3 with a double for Valley City, but Post 60 managed only three more hits in the contest.
For Jamestown, Kretchman was 2-for-2 with a double, a run and an RBI. Pina was 2-for-3 with a double and Harty scored two runs.
Post 14 (8-10 overall, 3-1 Eastern Division) hosts Oak Grove, Mo., on Wednesday.
Jamestown 12, Valley City 2 (6 innings)
Valley City 002 000 2 4 4
Post 14 422 022 12 13 3
Preston Jensen, Tom Paulson (6) and John Nilsen; Camden Kretchman and Andrew Lick. WKretchman. LJensen. HRJ, Shane Schoeneberg.
Jamestown 5, Valley City 1
Valley City 000 100 0 1 6 0
Post 14 002 120 x 5 8 0
Derek Zitzow and John Nilsen; Shane Schoeneberg and Andrew Lick. WSchoeneberg. LZitzow.
Records: Post 14 8-10, 3-1 Eastern Division.