16 run sixth inning sees Jimmies split DH at Mount Marty
The Jimmies scored 19 runs on 16 hits in the first game.
Through the first five innings, the University of Jamestown appeared to be heading towards their fifth consecutive loss, down 11-2 to the Mount Marty Lancers on Saturday, March 26. The Jimmies woke up, coupled with the wheels falling off the bus for the Lancers, saw the Jimmies win 19-15 at Bob Tereshinski Stadium in Yankton, South Dakota.
The 19 runs is the Jimmies most in a game since they scored 20 runs in a 20-4 win over Briar Cliff on March 8, 2019.
The Jimmies would face a 7-0 deficit in the fourth when Luke Shekeryk sent a ball over the left-center field fence to make it 7-1. The Jimmies continued to cut into the lead in the bottom of the fifth inning when Xander Orejudos took the payoff pitch and it just stayed up long enough to get over the right-center field fence to make it 7-2.
The Jimmies’ Julian Sansores opened the sixth inning with a double, two batters later, Blake Arritola doubled home Sansores and Reece Mckenzie to make it 11-3. The Jimmies got seven more hits and took advantage of two errors in the inning, punctuated by a Taylor Cullen grand slam to complete a 16 run inning giving the Jimmies the 18-11 lead. The Jimmies managed to score nine of those runs with two outs in the inning.
The Lancers would cut into the lead in the bottom half of the inning when David Richardson hit a solo shot to make it 18-12. The Jimmies picked up right where they left off in the top half of the seventh when Hayden Brown led off with a single, followed by a Ben Weaver single, before both runners moved up on a passed ball. Next up was Blake Arritola who got on when the first baseman, Kiko Nunez, was unable to pick the ball out of the dirt, allowing Brown to score.
The Lancers would not go down without a fight in the bottom of the seventh as Jet Weber doubled home Tyler Linch to make it 19-13. Weber would be brought home immediately when Billy Hancock hit a two-run shot to make it 19-15.
Lancers get past Jimmies in game two:
The Jimmies (12-15, 1-5) were unable to mount another comeback in the second game, losing 9-1 to the Lancers (18-7, 4-2).
The Lancers continued to play well in the second game, with the home team opening the scoring in the first inning on a Nunez double that scored Weber to make it 1-0. In the third, Hancock took advantage of a hanging off-speed pitch to push his team’s lead out to 3-o.
The Jimmies would open their scoring output on the first pitch of the fifth inning when Taylor Cullen crushed a ball over the center field fence to make it 3-1.
In the sixth inning, the Lancers’ Linch took a 2-2 pitch right the middle to score Koletzky and Nunez to push his team’s lead out to 5-1. Two batters later, Weber lined a single just out of the diving reach of the Jimmies shortstop, Andrew Kupec, allowing Lake Terveer to scurry home from second to make it 6-1. The Lancers would get a bases loaded walk of their own to make it 7-1 and scored another run off a balk to take an 8-1 lead.
The two teams have an immediate rematch with the first game starting at 12 p.m. on Sunday, March 27.
UJ 19, MMU 15
UJ: 0 0 0 1 1 16 1–19 15 1
MMU: 5 1 1 0 4 1 3–15 16 4
MMU: Mason Townsend 3 RBI HR, Noah Moon, Jet Weber scores
MMU: Kiko Nunez 2 RBI HR, Caid Koletzsky scores
MMU: Townsend RBI single, Josh Roemen scores
MMU: Roemen RBI single, Nunez scores, unearned
UJ: Luke Shekeryk solo HR
UJ: Xander Orejudos solo HR
MMU: Nunez 2 RBI HR, David Richardson scores
MMU: Roemen RBI double, Conner Capps scores
UJ: Blake Arritola 2 RBI single, Reece Mckenzie, Julian Sansores score
UJ: Arritola scores on a wild pitch
UJ: Tanner Sheppard RBI single, Isaiah Roebuck scores
UJ: Taylor Cullen 2 RBI double, Sheppard, Orejudos score
UJ: Sansores sacrifice fly, Shekeryk scores
UJ: Hayden Brown 2 RBI HR, Cullen scores
UJ: Mckenzie scores on an error
UJ: Shekeryk bases loaded walk, Roebuck scores, unearned
UJ: Cullen grand slam, Shekeryk, Sheppard, Orejudos score
MMU: Richardson solo HR
UJ: Brown scores on an error
MMU: Weber RBI double, Tyler Linch scores
MMU: Billy Hancock 2 RBI HR, Weber scores
WP: Ethan Krupp (1-2), LP: Chris Rofe (2-2)
UJ 1, MMU 9
UJ: 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0–1 3 2
MMU: 1 0 2 0 0 5 1 0 X–9 10 0
MMU: Nunez RBI double, Weber scores
MMU: Hancock 2 RBI HR, Weber scores
UJ: Cullen solo HR
MMU: Linch 2 RBI single, Koletzky, Nunez score
MMU: Weber RBI single, Lake Terveer scores
MMU: Townsend bases loaded walk, Zane Salley scores
MMU: Weber scores on a balk
MMU: Weber RBI single, Koletzky scores
WP: Myles Brown (3-1), LP: Payson Mills (2-1)