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Let's Talk Baseball June 5 through 10

By Carson Herbert, 06/11/18, 10:45PM CDT


Double Header vs. Watertown June 5

East's late comeback bid in the bottom of the seventh inning fell short as Watertown escaped game 1 with a win on June 5. For East, Ethan Stawn went 3-5 as Grant Graber collected two hits and had two RBIs in the 9-8 loss.

In game 2, Brooks Stein singled to tie the game up at 3 in the fifth inning of game 2 and came around to score the winning run for East and even up the double header vs. Watertown.


Double Header vs. Harrisburg June 6

East went on the road on June 6 to play Harrisburg for two games. The two teams split as Harrisburg took game 1, 10-3 but East scored 10 runs in the second game to win, 10-4. Kyle Rygg drove in five runs off of three hits to lead East in the win.


Jim Skull Invitational Tournament June 7 through 10

East would take on Harrisburg later in the week on June 7, this time at the Jim Skull Invitational Tournament in Rapid City. East shutout Harrisburg, 8-0 in the first game of the tournament. Grant Graber's three RBIs and strong pitching by Ben Bathke and Jonah Nesje lead the balanced attack for East.

East kept the momentum on June 8 against the Post 22 Bullets by winning, 17-8. Ben Horsted and Kyle Rygg each had three hits as Jaden Feterl drove in two runs on his triple.

East would then fall to Renner later on June 8, 11-8. East out-hit Renner 12-4 and scored seven runs in the second inning, but couldn't hold off Renner for the rest of the game.

East trailed 8-5 going into the fifth inning in their game against the Shooters until they stormed to score 17 runs in the final three innings to claim a 22-11 victory in an offensive slugfest on June 9. Kyle Rygg went 5-6 and brought in seven baserunners with his double, two triples and two singles.

East concluded the weekend out west with a 14-6 loss vs. Pierre on June 10. Pierre was too much for East as they piled up runs in the second, third, fourth and fifth innings to earn the win.