Blue Jays baseball get comfortable doubleheader sweep over Mandan

The Jays outscored the Braves 30-4 in the two games combined.

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The Blue Jays' Ethan Gall launches into his home run trot during the first inning of the Blue Jays win over Mandan on Tuesday, May 9, at Jack Brown Stadium.
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JAMESTOWN — The Jamestown High School Blue Jays scored 10 runs in the first inning and carried the long ball to a 17-2 win over Mandan High School on Tuesday, May 9, at Jack Brown Stadium.

In the first game, the Blue Jays hit five home runs, including two from Payton Hochhalter. In total in the first game, the Jays batted around four times.

Hochhalter hit his first of the game in the first inning as the lead moved out to 4-0. In the first inning, the Blue Jays hit three of their five homers. Hochhalter finished the first game going 2-for-4 with six RBIs and two runs.

Three batters into the second inning, the Blue Jays ‘ Ethan Gall hit a long ball of his own to push the lead out to 13-0. The Braves got on the board in the fifth when Dylan Gierke hit a single to score two runs to cut the deficit to 17-2.

The Blue Jays starter Carson Orr pitched all five innings giving up two runs on five hits, while striking out two hitters. At the plate, Orr went 2-for-3 with two RBIs and two runs.


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The Blue Jays' Payton Hochhalter (3) celebrates with his teammates after hitting a home run during the Blue Jays win over Mandan on Tuesday, May 9, at Jack Brown Stadium.
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MHS 2, JHS 17

MHS: 0 0 0 0 2–2 5 3

JHS: 10 6 1 0 X—17 13 1

WP: Carson Orr, LP: Brayden Bunnell

Scoring plays:

First inning:

JHS: Jackson Walters reaches on an error, Mason Lunzman scores, unearned

JHS: Payton Hochhalter three run HR, Max Fronk, Walters score


JHS: Carson Orr two run HR, Reagan Sortland score

JHS: Walters grand slam, Tyson Jorrisen, Lunzman, Fronk score

Second inning:

JHS: Ethan Gall three run HR, Sortland, Orr score

JHS: Hochhalter three run HR, Fronk, Walters score

Third inning:

JHS: Gall RBI groundout, Sortland scores

Fifth inning:


MHS: Dylan Gierke two-run single, Seth Gerhardt, Tukker Hoerner score

Blue Jays keep up offensive explosion in game two:

The Blue Jays scored their first runs of the second game on another homer and kept it going from there getting a 13-2 win over the Braves.

The Blue Jays' first homer of the second game came in the bottom of the first when Jackson Walters hit a two-run shot to give his team the 2-1 lead. The Jays added four more in the second to push the lead out to 6-1. Through two innings the Jays had six runs on five hits with four walks.

The Braves (8-7, 6-6) cut into the deficit in the fifth at 6-2 but the Blue Jays immediately responded with another crooked number as they three runs in the bottom half of the inning to push the lead out to 9-2. The final two batters of the game were two of the Jimmies’ most impactful bats of the afternoon as Walters hit a two-run single in the sixth to push the lead out to 11-2 and then Hochhalter walked it off with a two-run shot to right to get the 13-2 win. The Hochhalter long ball was the Blue Jays' second of the game and seventh of the day.

In the second game, Walters went 3-for-4 with six RBIs and three runs, pushing his full-day total to 5-for-8 with 10 RBIs and six runs. In the second game, Hochhalter went 2-for-3 with two RBIs, two runs, and a walk. He finished the day going 4-for-7 with eight RBIs, four runs, and a walk.

In the month of May, the Blue Jays are 5-1, with a run differential of +49.

The Blue Jays return to the diamond at 4:30 p.m. on Thursday, May 11, when they take on Williston.

MHS 2, JHS 13


MHS: 1 0 0 0 1 0–2 7 1

JHS: 2 4 0 0 3 4–13 10 0

WP: Thomas Newman, LP: Dylan Geiger

Scoring plays:

First inning:

MHS: Jamison Nelson RBI single, Gierke scores

JHS: Walters two-run HR, Lunzman scores

Second inning:


JHS: Jorrisen RBI single, Orr scores

JHS: Fronk RBI single, Jorissen scores

JHS: Walters two-run single, Lunzman, Adam Sortland score

Fifth inning:

MHS: Owen Gress RBI groundout, Hudsen Sheldon scores

JHS: Reagan Sortland two-run single, Walters, Hochhalter score

JHS: Brooks Roaldson scores on a wild pitch

Sixth inning:


JHS: Walters two-run single, Jorissen, Fronk score

JHS: Hochhalter two run HR, Walters scores

My name is Max O'Neill. I am a Sports Reporter at The Jamestown Sun. I am a native New Yorker, who graduated from Ithaca College in 2020 with a degree in Television-Radio.
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