The Hadley Buttermakers churned around the bases with a 15-hit attack en route to a 14-8 non-league victory over the Minneota Mudhens on Monday at K.P. Kompelien Field.
A large crowd gathered at the ballfield for the Memorial Day game. A total of 17 golf carts were counted as many fans chose that means of transportation to the game.
The Mudhens had 10 hits, including a double and two triples by AJ Myhre. Peyton Gillund had two hits, including a double.
Alex Pohlen and Ben Skorczewski drove home two runs apiece. Myhre, Tyson Sonnenburg and Tate Walerius drove in one run each.
The teams slugged it out over the first eight innings as the Mudhens trailed just10-8 entering the ninth when Hadley played four runs.
Myhre started for Minneota and pitched the first three innings. Ryan Dalager, in his first mound action of the season for the Mudhens, worked 5 1/3 innings of relief. Austin Buysse got the final four outs.
Hadley 14, Minneota 8
Hadley..................................051 201 140 - 14 15 0
Minneota..............................121 200 200 - 8 10 0
Minneota hitting: Austin DeVlaeminck 0-for-4, bb, run; Alex Pohlen 1-for-5, 2b, 2 rbi; Austin Buysse 0-for-5; Tyson Sonnenburg 1-for-5, rbi; Peyton Gillund 2-for-3, bb, 2 runs, 2b; Everett Van Hecke 0-for-1; AJ Myhre 3-for-5, 2 runs, 2b, 2 3b’s; rbi; Ben Skorczewski 1-for-3, run, bb, 2b, 2 rbi; Tate Walerius 1-for-3, run, hbp, rbi; Cooper VanOverbeke 1-for-2, run, bb, hbp
Minneota pitching (ip-h-r-er-bb-so): AJ Myhre (L) 3-8-6-6-2-1, Ryan Dalager 5 1/3-6-8-8-6-8, Austin Buysse 1 2/3-1-0-0-1-0
Mudhens fall to Marshall
The Marshall A’s flexed their muscles and rapped out 17 hits to hold off Minneota 11-9 in a non-league game last Wednesday (May 24) in Marshall.
“Marshall is a stacked team one through nine and we had a huge lead on them early, but they slowly came back,” said Mudhens player/manager Tyson Sonnenburg. “Both pitchers we saw pitched very well and threw fairly hard, mixing pitched well, too.”
The Mudhens (2-4) scored all nine of their runs in the third inning to take a 9-2 lead. In that inning, the Mudhens sent 13 men to the plate while parlaying eight hits, one walk and an error into the barrage of runs.
“We had that impressive third inning but couldn’t get much going after that, Sonnenburg said. “It was a good non-league game for us to play as they are right down the road. It also helped fill a huge gap in our schedule, so that was nice.”
Jacob Hennen started for the Mudhens and pitched 7 1/3 strong innings against a solid lineup. He walked two and struck out seven, Only six of the runs scored off him were earned. AJ Myhre recorded the final two outs in relief.
Eight different Mudhens had one hit apiece; Brock Buysse, Alex Pohlen, Austin Buysse, Sonnenburg, Danny Hennen, Myhre, Ben Skorczewski and Tate Walerius.
Marshall 11, Minneota 9
Minneota ..............................009 000 000 - 9 8 2
Marshall ................................202 003 12x - 11 17 2
Minneota hitting: Brock Buysse 1-for-4, run, rbi; Everett VanHecke 0-for-1; Alex Pohlen 1-for-4, run, bb, rbi; Austin Buysse 1-for-5, run, rbi; Tyson Sonnenburg 1-for-3, run, hbp, rbi; Cooper VanOverbeke 0-for-1; Danny Hennen 1-for-4, run, 2b, rbi; Peyton Gillund 0-for-2, run, bb; Josh Schuelke 0-for-1; AJ Myhre 1-for-4, run, rbi; Ben Skorczewski 1-for-4 run, rbi; Tate Walerius 1-for-4, run, rbi
Minneota pitching (ip-h-r-er-bb-so): Jacob Hennen (L) 7 1/3-16-10-6-2-7, AJ Myhre 2/3-1-1-1-1-1