Amateur Baseball Roundup: Hampton slays Serpents
Hampton’s Alec Knopp gave up a run in the top of the first inning, and then slammed the door on Lake City as the Cardinals came away with an 8-1 victory on Sunday.
Matt Miller hit a solo home run for the Serpents to put Lake City up 1-0 three batters into the game. But Kelby Halling, Derek Sogla, Logan Thomas and Ben Edelbach scattered their four hits over the next eight innings, producing zero runs.
Hampton tied the game in the bottom of the first, then added two runs in the fifth, four in the sixth and one in the seventh.
Knop and Josh Chatfield each had two RBI for the Cardinals, and Dave Barry had three hits and scored twice.
Brett Gwaltney took the loss, pitching 5 1/3 innings, giving up six runs, all earned, on eight hits and two walks to go with two strikeouts.
Knop got through six innings on the mound, striking out seven and walking two.
Zumbrota 16, PEM 2
A 10-run fourth inning, and six previous runs, were plenty for Zumbrota as the Tigers throttled Plainview-Elgin-Millville, 16-2, on Sunday.
Andy Johnson started on the hill for Zumbrota, completing five shutout innings with two strikeouts and four hits allowed. Jon Yusten pitched a scoreless sixth, and Alex VanOstrand closed out the seventh.
Alex VanOstrand led the Tigers’ offense, going 4-for-5 with a double and two RBI while AJ Yusten hit a home run. Sean Wingfield had two doubles and two RBI, matching Johnson, Chase Steffen and Ryan Paukert in the run-production column. Drew Paukert drove in three, and also had two hits.