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Barnesville and Hawley Split Senior Babe Ruth Double Header

By Craig Samuelson, 07/28/20, 10:45PM CDT


Barnesville and Hawley split a doubleheader at Reed Field in Barnesville on Tuesday night. 

Barnesville won the opener 10-5 behind 11 hits and a complete game by Caleb Ott.  Ott gave up 8 hits in 7 innings and 5 runs, however none of the runs were earned as the home team committed 4 errors during the game.  Barnesville led 9-2 after 4 innings, scoring a single run in the first on an infield pop up that dropped between Hawley players.  Hawley would even the score in the top of the second before Barnesville posted 3 in the bottom of the inning, 2 more in the third and three in the fourth.  Matt Samuelson (3-4, 2 R, 3 RBI) and Adrian O'Brien (1-2, 1 R, 2 BB, 2 RBI, 2 SB) both had RBI doubles during the rally.  Ott (2-3, 2 R) and Sam Askegaard (2-4, 1 R, 1 RBI) also had multiple hits and Jack Wahl (1-3, 3 R, 1 BB, 2 SB) scored three times.  Corner outfielders Kellen Hinsz (1-3, 1 R, 1 RBI) and Blake Torfin each had defensive gems running down fly balls in the gaps for outs.  Hawley was led at the plate by Nathan Speer (2-2, 2 RBI) and Cole Matson (2-4). 

Game 2 was a 5 inning affair and Hawley broke a 2-2 tie in the bottom of the 4th with an unearned run on a two out infield error.  Matt Haugrud took a tough loss after giving up 4 hits and allowing 2 earned runs.  Haugrud, Barnesville's top reliever this year, got his first start and recorded 5 strikeouts and walked just one.  Cade Carley's two-run double in the first gave Hawley a 2-1 lead.  Bryce Krueger's RBI ground out in the top of the 4th evened the score before Hawley scored the eventual winner in the bottom of the inning.  O'Brien (2-3, 1 R, SB) and Haugrud (1-2) had the only hits for Barnesville off winning pitcher Michael Slette (5 Inn, 3 H, 2 R, 3 K, 1 BB). 

Hawley is now 9-6 on the year, while Barnesville moved to 8-6-1.  Barnesville will host a home doubleheader on Friday against Pelican Rapids, while Hawley will play DGF in Dilworth in a doubleheader.