Posted 4/19/16 (Tue)
By Jody Michael
The Ray baseball team (0-4) took a 4-1 loss to Lewis and Clark-Parshall in Makoti on Thursday.
Offensively, the Jays had seven hits but left nine runners on base, including three in the first and two in the fifth.
Hatley Nelson, Chad Weyrauch and Garrett Hodenfield each had two hits, while Hodenfield had the Jays’ lone RBI.
The scoring started early as Lewis and Clark put a run on the board in the bottom of the first inning and took a 3-0 lead in the bottom of the second.
Ray finally put a dent in Lewis and Clark’s lead in the fifth. With one out and runners on first and third, Hodenfield singled to right to plate Nelson.
The Wildcats got the run back in the bottom of the inning with help from two infield errors.
Three of the four runs Ray pitcher Trevor Hayes allowed were unearned. Hayes walked three and struck out four in six innings.
Jays suffer loss to Watford City
Ray headed into the fifth inning against Watford City down only 5-2, but the Wolves scored seven runs in the home half of the inning on the way to a 12-2 win over the Jays at Watford City on April 12.
The Wolves never trailed, scoring once in the first and adding three in the second against Ray starter Hodenfield.
The Jays cut the lead in half in the top of the third against Wolves starter Hunter Neether. Brock Viall walked and Nelson singled to lead off, and both ultimately scored on steals of home to make it 4-2.
The Wolves added a run in the bottom of the third and ran away for good in the fifth, sending 12 batters to the plate and scoring seven times on three hits to invoke the 10-run rule.
Nelson went 2-for-3 with his first triple of the season.
Hodenfield was responsible for all 12 runs allowed, three earned, in 4 1/3 innings in his second start of the season.
The Jays face Des Lacs-Burlington at home Thursday and host New Town for a doubleheader Tuesday next week.
Lewis and Clark-Parshall 4, Ray 1
Ray 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 -- 1 7 3
L&C 1 2 0 0 1 0 X -- 4 8 0
Batteries: Trevor Hayes and Bunker Hill; Albert Sween and Dawson Brown.
Watford City 12, Ray 2
Ray 0 0 2 0 0 -- 2 4 4
Watford City 1 3 1 0 7 -- 12 9 1
Batteries: Garrett Hodenfield, Chad Weyrauch (5) and Bunker Hill; Hunter Neether and Tyler Krabbenhoft.
Stats via GameChanger