Jays take two from rival Thunder

The Sabetha Bluejay baseball squad traveled to Seneca on Monday, May 3, for a pair of games and the Jays swept their rivals winning the first game 1-0 and the second game 7-3. The Jays are now 13-5 on the year with the two wins as they move closer to regional action in a week.

Game One

In the opening game, junior hurler Tristan Wittwer went to the mound for the Jays and pitched a two hit complete game and held the Thunder scoreless for seven innings. Wittwer allowed just two hits along with three walks and three strikeouts in shutting down the Thunder batters and holding them scoreless on 90 pitches.

The Thunder’s stating pitcher Uphaus was equal to the task holding the Jays to just five hits, but he allowed one run in the top of the fourth and that was all the Jays needed to hold on for the 1-0 victory.

Sophomore second baseman Matthew Garber knocked in the lone run for the Jays going one for three at the plate. Senior Brycen Hartley led the Jays offensively, going two for three at the plate.

Game Two

In the nightcap, the Jays pounded out eight hits and put up seven runs to win the game 7-3. The Jays were trailing 3-2 going into the top of the seventh but they rallied and put up five runs to take control of the game and secure the win. Hartley continued with the hot bat going two for four at the plate with an RBI.

Senior pitcher Darrin Funk pitched four innings and gave up two runs on six hits with two strikeouts and no walks. Freshman Christian McAfee came on in relief in the bottom of the fifth and held the Thunder to one run on one hit with three walks in two innings and picked up the win for the Jays. Senior Cooper Bradbury came on in the bottom of the seventh and shut down the Thunder with no runs allowed on no hits with one walk.

 

5.3.2021 vs. Nemaha Central Game 1

#

Player Name

AB

R

H

RBI

BB

SO

Josh Herrmann

3

0

1

0

0

0

Kaleb Evans

3

0

0

0

0

1

Drew Schmelzle

3

0

0

0

1

0

Cooper Bradbury

2

0

0

0

1

0

Brycen Hartley

3

0

2

0

0

0

Tristan Wittwer

2

0

0

0

1

0

Darrin Funk

4

0

1

0

0

1

Nic Niehues

3

0

0

0

0

0

Matthew Garber

3

0

1

1

0

1

Nohl Niehues

0

1

0

0

0

0

Sabetha

0-0-0-1-0-0-0 | 1-5-0

Nemaha Central

0-0-0-0-0-0-0 | 0-2-1

Game 1 Pitching

Name

IP

#P

S%

H

R

ER

SO

BB

HR

Tristan Wittwer

7.0

90

56.6

2

0

0

3

3

0

 

5.3.2021 vs. Nemaha Central Game 2

#

Player Name

AB

R

H

RBI

BB

SO

Josh Herrmann

4

0

1

1

1

1

Marcus Bauman

1

2

0

0

0

0

Kaleb Evans

3

1

1

0

1

1

Drew Schmelzle

3

1

0

0

1

1

Cooper Bradbury

4

0

1

1

0

0

Brycen Hartley

4

1

2

1

0

0

Tristan Wittwer

4

1

1

0

0

0

Darrin Funk

3

0

0

1

1

1

Nic Niehues

2

1

1

1

0

1

Christian McAfee

1

0

0

0

0

1

Matthew Garber

2

0

1

0

0

0

Sabetha

1-1-0-0-0-0-5 | 7-8-3

Nemaha Central

1-0-0-1-1-0-0 | 3-7-4

Game 2 Pitching

Name

IP

#P

S%

H

R

ER

SO

BB

HR

Cooper Bradbury

1.0

13

46.2

0

0

0

0

1

0

Darrin Funk

4.0

50

76.0

6

2

1

2

0

0

Christian McAfee

2.0

45

51.1

1

1

1

0

3

0

 

Tim Kellenberger77 Posts

Tim Kellenberger serves as Owner, Publisher and Editor-in-Chief for The Sabetha Herald since 2004. He specializes in sports reporting and column writing, as well as sports photography. Tim is a Grace University graduate with a dual degree in agricultural economics and human resource management. He lives in rural Sabetha with his wife and has four grown children and two grandchildren.

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