Tyson Sonnenburg had two of the Mudhens' 19 hits in a 9-1 win over Castlewood on Saturday. Mascot photo by Reba Lipinski

Mudhens open with 9-1 rout of Castlewood

The Minneota Mudhens opened the season with the bats exploding for 19 hits en route to a 9-1 win over Castlewood, SD on Saturday at K.P. Kompelien Field in Minneota.
All nine starters had at least one hit for the Mudhens.
"Overall, we hit the ball pretty well for it being the first game of the season," said Mudhens manager Tyson Sonnenburg. "Defensively, we did a nice job of making our plays for our pitchers. All three of our pirtchers threw strikes."
Austin DeVlaeminck went 4-for-5 with a double and a triple, while driving in two runs. Danny Hennen was 4-for-6 with a double.
Peyton Nuy started on the mound for the Mudhens and hurled the first four innings. Danny Hennen tossed the next three innings and Preston Nuy the final two innings. They combined on a two-hitter.
Sonnenburg, Alex Pohlen and Brock Buysse had two hits apiece for the Mudhens. Jake Leighton, Austin Buysse, Preston Nuy and Landon DeSmet all had one hit apiece.
DeVlaeminck rapped a two-run single in the third inning that gave the Mudhens a 5-0 lead. Minneota added four more runs in the sixth on a two-run triple by Austin Buysse and run-scoring singles by Sonnenburg and Brock Buysse.
Complete statistics were not available.

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