Sacred Heart went 2-0 today (May 3) in a 3-team round robin at Tipton that featured Tipton, Sacred Heart and Jamestown. Sacred Heart (17-0) beat Tipton 12-7 in the first game. Tipton jumped out to a 4-0 lead after the first inning and was leading 7-1 through 4. Sacred Heart rallied in the fifth to make the score 7-4, Tipton. After a scoreless bottom half of the 5th for Tipton, Sacred Heart rallied again in the top of the 6th scoring five runs to take the lead 9-7. Four of those came with two outs. Sacred Heart tacked on 3 more runs in the 7th to bring the game to its final score of 12-7.
Mason Kelchner was the winning pitcher for the Gremlins throwing 6 2/3innings and allowing 5 earned runs on 8 hits with 5 walks and 5 strikeouts. In the 5-7 innings Sacred Heart’s bats woke up to score 11 unanswered runs. All earned. In those innings Sacred Hear recorded 11 hits with 3 walks and a hit batter. Grant Huhmann was the losing pitcher for Tipton, throwing 1 1/3 innings in relief for Tipton.
Ben Smeltzer was 3-5 with 3 runs scored. Caleb Tanguay was 3-4 with 2 doubles, a single and an RBI. Clint Spangler was 3-4 with 2 doubles, a single and 2 RBIs. Garret Strange was 3-5 with a double and 2 singles for 3 rbi. Kolin Brace was 2-3 with the go-ahead 2-RBI single in the bottom of the 6th to make the score 9-7. Michael Hohne also had 2 RBIs.
Sacred Heart won their second game against Jamestown 16-6, again scoring 11 runs in the 5th and 6th innings to enact the mercy rule after 6. Kolin Brace was the winning pitcher throwing 5 innings and giving up 5 earned runs on 5 hits with two walks and 6 strikeouts.
Ben Smeltzer again went 3-5 with a double and 2 singles for 2 RBIs. Clint Spangler also tallied his second multi-hit game of the day going 2-4 with 2 doubles. Mason Kelchner was 3-5 with a double and a 3-run homerun as part of a 5th inning rally which saw 8 gremlins score. Garret Strange was 3-4 with 2 doubles and 3 runs scored. And Chance Spangler was 2-4 with two RBI.
Sacred Heart (17-0) will play again on Monday at Summit Christian Academy in Lees Summit at 5 p.m.