Eagles sweep Mandan behind big performance from Mason Lunzman
The Eagles had a combined 13 hits in the two games.
MANDAN, N.D. — After losing three in a row, the Jamestown Post 14 Eagles looked to step up and put an end to the skid when they faced Mandan on Tuesday, June 21, at Memorial Park. While the Eagles had to go to extra innings, they got the job done winning 2-1. The Eagles’ Jacoby Nold led his team with two hits.
The Eagles opened the scoring in the top of the first thanks to a Payton Hochhalter RBI single to make it 1-0. That looked to be enough for Eagles starter Mason Lunzman who kept Mandan in check until the sixth inning when a Brayden Runner sacrifice fly tied the game up at one. That was the only damage against Lunzman who went seven innings, giving up three hits and striking out nine, while walking two. The Mandan starter Brayden Burgum took the loss despite going 7.1 innings, with four hits, one earned run and six strikeouts.
The Eagles retook the lead in the eighth when Michael Mahoney led off with a walk before scoring on a Connor Hoyt bunt to push the Eagles out in front 2-1.
Eagles hold on in game two
The Eagles sprinted out of the gate and had to hold on to a 4-3 win in the second game of a double header against Mandan The Eagles had eight hits in the game with all four of their runs being earned, despite a Mandan error.
After two quick outs in the top of the third, Lunzman came up and hit the third pitch he saw for a double to right. That set up Hoyt to hit a double of his own to score Lunzman and put the Eagles up 1-0. The score would stay that way until the top of the fourth when a Gage Orr single scored Preston Gall and stretched the Eagles lead out to 2-0.
Mandan would get one back in the bottom of the fourth before the Eagles stretched the lead back out in the top of the sixth to make it a 3-1 game. Later in the top of the sixth, Hoyt worked a bases loaded walk to stretch the lead out to 4-1.
Mandan responded in the bottom of the sixth cutting the deficit to 4-3 thanks to a sacrifice fly and an error.
The Eagles are back in action at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, June 28, when they face the Minot Vistas.
P14 2, MNDN 1
P14: 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1–2 5 1
MNDN: 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0–1 4 1
WP: Mason Lunzman LP: Brayden Burgum SV: Gage Orr
P14 4, MNDN 3
P14: 0 0 1 1 0 2 0–4 8 1
MNDN: 0 0 0 1 0 2 0–3 5 1
WP: Connor Hoyt LP: Avery Bogner