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St. Mary's lights up Chargers, 15-4

Wednesday, July 4, 2012

LAURENS - St. Mary's led from start to finish Friday at Laurens-Marathon, taking on nine runs in the sixth for a lopsided, 15-4 victory that keeps them unbeaten in the Twin Lakes Conference.

The Panthers totaled seven hits and seven walks in the contest. Jacob Kottke led the way at the plate, going 2-for-3 with two runs scored and two runs driven in. Luke Lenhart and Andy Drey each drove in one and scored two, Joe Sandhoff drove in one and scored one, and Bobby Ivey, Austin Demers and Dillan Smith scored two runs apiece.

Kennedy Drey got the win on the mound as he gave up four earned runs on four hits. He walked five and struck out eight.

"I thought we did a nice job of staying patient," said St. Mary's head coach Ryan Berg. "We drew a lot of walks and kept putting the ball in play to give ourselves scoring opportunities. We scored in all but one inning, so we were always putting the pressure on until we were finally able to break it open in the 6th. We again did a nice job of getting key strikeouts or making defensive plays to get out of a couple jams where Laurens could have easily added a few more runs had we not done so."

Levi Betchel took the loss for the Chargers as he lasted 5 and 1/3rd, giving up eight runs on six hits. He walked four and struck out three.

Dalton Runneberg led the Laurens-Marathon bats, going 2-for-3 with a double and three runs driven in.

St. Mary's improves to 13-8 overall and 8-0 in league play. They visit Sioux Central tonight. The Chargers fall to 1-18. They visit Manson Northwest Webster tonight.

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