Posted 5/03/16 (Tue)
By Jody Michael
Lewis and Clark-Parshall scored nine times in the ninth inning to rally for an 11-2 victory over the Ray baseball team on Friday afternoon at Ray.
The rally spoiled another start by Garrett Hodenfield that was good until the final inning. The sophomore struck out seven batters in eight-plus innings.
Ray led 1-0 after an inning as Hatley Nelson walked and scored on an infield error.
Lewis and Clark added a run in the top of the second, but Ray went ahead 2-1 in the bottom of the third when Chad Weyrauch reached on an error with two out and scored on another.
Hodenfield worked out of a jam in the third inning, forcing the Wildcats to strand two runners. Lewis and Clark put men on second and third with two out, but Hodenfield got a strikeout for the third out.
Lewis and Clark’s tying run came on a steal of home in the sixth with the bases loaded. Hodenfield got out of the inning by forcing a ground ball for a fielder’s choice at home.
The first eight batters reached base in the top of the ninth for Lewis and Clark as the Wildcats scored the go-ahead run and eight insurance runs. The Jays went down in order in the bottom of the ninth to end the game.
Jays fall to Watford City
Ray struggled in all facets of the game Thursday in a 20-0 loss to Watford City.
In the loss, the Jays failed to score a run for the first time in a varsity game all season and recorded six errors.
The Jays never had a runner reach third base. Nelson had the most productive outing offensively, reaching base twice on an error and single. Weyrauch pitched and struck out three.
Watford City immediately blew the game wide open in the top of the first inning by plating eight runs on five hits.
Jays pound New Town
Hodenfield was 7-for-8 with a home run on April 26 as Ray coasted to 33-4 and 19-0 victories over the New Town Eagles in a varsity doubleheader moved to Crosby due to weather.
The 33-run game was the highest total in the program’s three-year history, surpassing a 26-3 win on May 5, 2014, also against New Town.
The Jays collected 26 runs on 24 hits in the first two innings to establish a big lead early. Weyrauch kept the Eagles quiet in pitching three scoreless innings for the win; Veach pitched the fourth and fifth.
Ray continued to pile on in the second game, this time scoring 15 runs in the first two innings. The Eagles reached base against Hayes just twice, with a third-inning walk and fourth-inning single, and 12 of their 15 outs were strikeouts.
In total, 14 Jays players collected at least one hit. Hodenfield collected 10 RBIs and scored nine runs. Weyrauch was 7-for-9 with eight runs scored.
The Jays will next be in action on Thursday when they visit Stanley at 4:30 p.m., followed by a Friday game in Mohall at 4:15 p.m.
Lewis and Clark-Parshall 11, Ray 2
L&C 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 (9) -- 11 18 4
Ray 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 (0) -- 2 3 7
Batteries: Colton Bredahl and Dawson Brown; Garrett Hodenfield, Hatley Nelson (9), Lane Veach (9) and Bunker Hill.
Watford City 20, Ray 0
Watford City 8 0 6 5 1 -- 20 18 1
Ray 0 0 0 0 0 -- 0 4 6
Batteries: Brock Haugeberg and Tyler Krabbenhoft; Chad Weyrauch and Bunker Hill.
Ray 33, New Town 4
New Town 0 0 0 4 0 -- 4 6 2
Ray 10 16 3 4 X -- 33 31 6
Batteries: Isaiah Eagle, Fraser Martin (3) and Bobby Fagin; Chad Weyrauch, Lane Veach (4) and Bunker Hill, Alex Kruzel (4).
Ray 19, New Town 0
New Town 0 0 0 0 0 -- 0 1 2
Ray 5 10 2 2 X -- 19 24 0
Batteries: Bobby Fagin and Khael Decoteau; Trevor Hayes and Bunker Hill.
Home runs: Garrett Hodenfield.