The 13U Otter baseball team won 3 out of 4 games in the heat on Tuesday and Wednesday, improving to 5-1 for the summer.
On Tuesday the Otters traveled to DGF to play the Rebels and walked away with two wins with scores of 7-2 and 13-5. Fergus Falls managed 9 hits with Hunter Powers (1B, HR) and Micah Johnson (1B, 2B) leading at the plate. Powers delivered the big knock, belting a deep in the park (error free) home run in the top of the fifth. Boston Rosin, Jackson Conklin, Cam Weiderich, Jacob Fronning, and Rowan Cheshire each added singles in the contest. Jacob Fronning and Jackson Conklin proved to be all the Otters needed on the mound, holding the Rebels to 2 hits in 7 innings.
Fronning 2.1 IP, 1 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 3 BB, 4 K.
Conklin 4.2 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 2 BB, 4 K.
In game 2 the Otters broke the game open in the second inning, plating 6 runs and cruised to a 13-5 victory. Quinn Wynn-Sheldon (2-2B), Boston Rosin (2-1B), and Parker Thielke (2-1B) each had 2 hits to lead the offense. Powers (3B), Cheshire (2B), Johnson, Brant Scheuerman (2B), Isaiah Holmes (2B), and Conklin all added hits to balance out the 12 hit attack. Cheshire and Holmes split duties on the hill, allowing 2 hits in the game.
Cheshire 2 IP, 1 H, 4 R, 4 ER, 5 BB, 0K
Holmes 2 IP, 1 H, 1 ER, 2 BB, 6 K
The Otters had a quick turn around and hosted OTC on Wednesday night at M-State field and couldn’t get their offense on track right away, and lost their first game of the season, falling 7-6 to a very well-coached OTC baseball club. OTC tallied 5 runs in the third inning when the first two batters walked and a series of uncharacteristic Otter miscues and a clutch OTC double provided the breathing room OTC needed. Trailing 7-3 going into the bottom of the 7th, Fergus Falls didn't go down without a fight but a late rally fell short with the tying run stranded on second base to end the game.
The Otters outhit their opponent 5-3, but 7 walks issued to OTC hitters combined with 4 Otters errors proved to be too much to overcome. Micah Johnson, Parker Thielke (2B), Isaiah Holmes, Rowan Cheshire (3B) and Quinn Wynn-Sheldon (3B) each had hits for the Otters.
Micah Johnson and Hunter Powers took to the hill, limiting OTC to just the 3 hits during the game.
Johnson 3 IP, 2 H, 6 R, 4 ER, 4 BB, 7K
Powers 4 IP, 1 H, 1 R, 0 ER, 3 BB, 7K
In the nightcap the Otters continued with their late inning momentum from game 1 and rallied to an 11-2 victory. The Otters managed 7 runs in the first inning and never looked back. Leaders at the plate were Quinn Wynn-Sheldon (2B, 1B), Parker Thielke (3B), Rowan Cheshire, Isaiah Holmes (2B), and Cam Weiderich (2B).
Cam Weiderich and Parker Thielke combined on the hill, allowing only 1 hit in the game shortened by darkness.
Weiderich 2 IP, 1 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 3 BB, 2K
Thielke 1 IP, 0H, 1 R, 0 ER, 2 BB, 2K