Treyton Jacobsen races to third base in a recent game. (Photo by Jennifer Bissell)
Trying to get one last game in before the start of postseason play, the South Winn baseball team (26-6) defeated Janesville 4-0 Thursday night in Calmar.
The game was added to the schedule at the last minute.
The Warriors next take the field today, Tuesday, July 16, at New Hampton against Sumner-Fred in the first round of district play. Game time is 5 p.m.
Back to Thursday
The Warriors got on the board first Thursday, getting a run in the third inning. They added two more in the fourth and one in the sixth.
In total, they scattered seven hits in the game. Jordan Rommes was 2-for-2 with an RBI. Tyler Numedahl also had two hits and an RBI. Isaac Taylor and Ryan Hageman both had a hit and a run scored. Andre Walz had the other hit. Jared Schroeder stole two bases.
Rommes was the winning pitcher. He went 6 and 2/3 innings, giving up four hits and striking out 10. Wyatt Opperman got the final out.
"It was nice to get another game under our belts before district play begins. Janesville was a quality opponent, and they gave us a great game, which will help us immensely. The Janesville pitchers attacked the strike zone, and we saw a lefty and a righty on the mound. In tournament play, we are going to see pitchers that pound the strike zone, so it is important for our hitters to get in the mindset of expecting strikes and hitting strikes hard all over the field," said Coach Ben Obermann. "This game could've gone either way, as we had to scratch and claw for our runs. Rommes and Numedahl each had a huge two-out RBI hit, and Tyler's in the sixth inning gave us that extra run which gave Jordan a little more breathing room in the seventh inning on the hill. With 10 strikeouts, Rommes had one of his best outings of the year, and he continues to improve pitching the baseball, which is encouraging entering district play and for his future the next two years."
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