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Thometz slams the door on sweep

Chase Thometz put a tidy end to a four-game sweep for the University of Jamestown baseball team on Monday. The junior from Sandy, Ore., fired a five-hit shutout as the Jimmies swept Waldorf University 11-5 and 2-0, capping a 4-0 start to the Nort...

Alex Sablan
Alex Sablan

Chase Thometz put a tidy end to a four-game sweep for the University of Jamestown baseball team on Monday.

The junior from Sandy, Ore., fired a five-hit shutout as the Jimmies swept Waldorf University 11-5 and 2-0, capping a 4-0 start to the North Star Athletic Association schedule.

"Chase had an outstanding performance. He really slammed the door," Hager said. "It's such a luxury to have your starter throw like he did in the final game of a series."

The Jimmies, who have won five in a row, improved to 21-8 overall.

Thometz entered the game with a 2.35 earned run average in 23 innings. On Monday, he allowed just five hits, did not walk a batter and struck out seven.

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Both teams had five hits. Alex Sablan provided some breathing room in the seventh with a pinch-hit, run-scoring single. Sablan also drove in a run with a pinch hit in game 1.

"Alex had a couple of really big pinch hits," Hager said.

The Jimmies banged out 13 hits in the opener, three of them went over the fence. Tyler Ludlow delivered the big blow with a three-run homer in the top of the fifth inning.

Quinn Irey and Landon Uetz added solo shots for the Jimmies. Uetz also homered on Sunday. So did Mark Kane, a three-run blast, the first of his career.

"Mark's the epitome of a first-class student athlete that gets it done on and off the field," Hager said. "He's been waiting for his turn, he's finally gotten it, and he's making the most of it."

The Jimmies had nine hits or more in each of the first three games of the series.

"We were able to score runs in a variety of ways throughout the course of the four games," Hager said. "We were able to hit the long ball, but we also were able to string some hits together and run the bases ... when we're able to do that we can be very good offensively."

Logan Lund was the game 1 winner on the mound, getting the first 16 outs. Nick Torres delivered strong work in relief, tossing 2 2/3 scoreless frames.

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Up next for the Jimmies is one nine-inning game on Wednesday against Concordia in Moorhead at 4 p.m.

University of Jamestown 11, Waldorf University 5

UJ 011 041 031 -- 11 13 1

WU 000 201 002 -- 5 10 3

Logan Lund, Nick Torres (6), Gabriel Kastenmeier (9) and Quinn Irey. Erickson, D.Mick (6), Kovash (8) and K.Mick. W--Lund. L--Erickson. HR--UJ, Tyler Ludlow, Irey, Landon Uetz.

Highlights: UJ, Kory Wolden 1-5 R; Nick Kelly 0-2 2 R, 2 BB; Alex Sablan 1-1 RBI; Uetz 2-4 2 R, HR, RBI, BB; Ludlow 2-5 R, HR, 3 RBI; Mark Kane 1-5 R; Irey 2-4 R, HR, RBI; Peter Pennylegion 1-3 RBI; Scooter Turin 1-3 RBI, SB; Matt Noll 1-3 R, SB; Taichi Sasaki 1-1 R, RBI; Lund 5 1/3 IP, 7 H, 3 ER, 2 BB, 4 SO; Torres 2 2/3 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 2 SO.

Jamestown 2, Waldorf 0

UJ 010 000 1 -- 2 5 0

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WU 000 000 0 -- 0 5 0

Chase Thometz and Irey. Keeran and MacDonald. W--Thometz. L--Keeran.

Highlights: UJ, Wolden 1-3; Uetz 1-3; Sablan 1-1 RBI; Irey 1-3; Pennylegion 1-2; Thometz 7 IP, 5 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 7 SO.

Chase Thometz
Chase Thometz

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