Jamestown Elks take down Mayville 5-1 behind long balls
The win continues the Elks hopes of winning the championship.
JAMESTOWN — The Jamestown Elks used a four-run fourth inning to get a 5-1 win over the Mayville Redcaps in the North Dakota State AAA Amateur Tournament on Sunday, Aug. 21, at Jack Brown Stadium.
The Elks opened the scoring in the bottom of the fourth when Boya Quichocho worked a walk to bring Hayden Brown to the plate. Brown crushed a pitch over the wall in right to put the Elks up 2-0. The next hitter was Ryan Muizelaar who hit a single to bring up Cru Walker who hit his own blast over the right field walk to make it a 4-0 game.
The Redcaps cut into the lead in the top of the fifth thanks to a sacrifice fly to make it 4-1. The Elks would put the game away in the bottom of the fifth when Ben Patton hit a single and Quichocho worked a walk to bring up Brown. Brown grounded into a fielder's choice and reached on an error to score Patton and make it a 5-1 game.
Brown said his approach at the plate was to stop chasing out the zone more.
"Today was really trying to see it deep, working on seeing the ball up in the zone because I've been chasing low," Brown said. "Once I saw it up I was ready to go and put a good swing on it."
The Elks gave the ball to Luke Zimmer to start who went five innings only giving up one run before Ethan Krupp pitched the final two innings.
"Fill it up, kind of do what Zimmer did," Krupp said. "He pitched five well for us so just try to finish out the last two innings, hit my spot and attack those guys cause they weren't gonna beat us offensively, so get after them on the mound a little bit.
Krupp said he was going to his slider and change-up as his put-away pitches in the win, depending on which side of the plate the batter was hitting from.
"It depended if it was a lefty I defintely went change up pretty early in the count and then with righties it's always been my slider, so I tried to get to that 0-2, 1-2 area where I could throw that and bury it down so they could swing and miss," Krupp said.
MRC 1, JE 5
MRC: 0 0 0 0 1 0 0—1 1 1
JE: 0 0 0 4 1 0 X–5 6 1
WP: Luke Zimmer LP: Aaron Willey