Jays sweep Wildcats in doubleheader

The Sabetha Bluejay baseball squad traveled to Holton on Monday, April 11, for doubleheader action with the Wildcats. The Jays crossed the plate 28 times in the two games to completely dominate the host team. The Jays pounded out 26 hits and won the first contest, 12-1, and capped that off with a 16-2 win in the nightcap.

Game one

In the opening game, the Jays did not score until the fourth inning and were trailing 1-0 before erupting for five runs in the top of the fourth to take a lead they would not relinquish. The Jays scored five more in the top of the sixth to end the game and keep it a six inning contest.

The Jays had twelve hits with junior Josh Herrmann, senior Tristan Wittwer, sophomore Christian McAfee and junior Jonathan Renyer each collecting two hits. McAfee, junior Nathan Voos and freshman Mitchell Kramer each knocked in a pair of runs for the Jays. 

Wittwer took the mound for the Jays and pitched five and two-thirds innings, allowing just one run on four hits with eight strikeouts and six walks. Sophomore Aiden Lang came on in relief and got the final batter for the Wildcats in the bottom of the sixth.

Game two

In the nightcap, McAfee took the mound for the Jays and pitched five innings, allowing two runs on three hits with five strikeouts and three base on balls in picking up the win. Herrmann came on in relief in the bottom of the sixth and closed out the game for the Jays with two innings, allowing no runs with no hits or walks and struck out four Wildcats.

Once again, the Jays offense was on fire as they scored 16 runs on 14 hits. McAfee got it done at the plate, as well as on the mound as he went two for five with four RBIs to lead the Jays. Junior Nohl Niehues also held a hot bat as he went three for five at the plate with three RBIs and a pair of doubles. Junior Matt Garber and sophomore Harper Schmelzle each knocked in a pair of runs for the Jays as the Jays featured a very balanced hitting attack.

The Bluejays hosted Perry-Lecompton on Monday, April 18. These results were not available at The Herald’s press time.

4.11.2022 Holton Game 1

#

Player Name

AB

R

H

RBI

BB

SO

Matthew Garber

5

2

0

0

0

2

Marcus Bauman

3

1

1

1

1

1

Josh Herrmann

4

0

2

0

0

0

Tristan Wittwer

4

0

2

0

0

2

Christian McAfee

4

2

2

2

0

0

Jonathan Reyner

3

1

2

1

1

0

Nathan Voos

2

2

1

2

2

0

Will Ulrich

3

0

1

1

1

0

Mitchell Kramer

3

1

1

2

1

0

Sabetha

0-0-0-5-2-5 | 12-12-2

Holton

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

Game 1 Pitching

Name

IP

#P

S%

H

R

ER

SO

BB

HR

Aiden Lang

0.1

4

100

0

0

0

0

0

Tristan Wittwer

5.2

105

54.3

4

1

0

8

6

4.11.2022 Holton Game 2

#

Player Name

AB

R

H

RBI

BB

SO

Matthew Garber

5

1

1

2

0

2

Marcus Bauman

3

0

1

1

0

0

Josh Herrmann

3

2

2

1

3

0

Tristan Wittwer

3

1

0

0

1

3

Christian McAfee

5

1

2

4

0

1

Nohl Niehues

5

3

3

3

0

1

Jonathan Reyner

4

1

2

0

1

1

Jacob Grimm

3

1

2

1

0

1

Aiden Lang

1

3

0

0

0

0

Chase Frey

2

0

0

0

0

2

Nathan Voos

1

2

0

0

0

1

Noah Kroll

1

1

0

0

1

1

Harper Schmelzle

1

0

1

2

2

0

Sabetha

1-2-2-0-2-3-6 | 16-14-2

N.C.

0-0-0-0-2-0-0 | 2-3-4

Game 2 Pitching

Name

IP

#P

S%

H

R

ER

SO

BB

HR

Christian McAfee

5.0

87

52.9

3

2

0

5

3

Josh Herrmann

2.0

29

70

0

0

0

4

0

Tim Kellenberger61 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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