Raptors grab lead in sixth for win over Auburn

Auburn, Neb., paid a visit to Sabetha’s Somerset Park on Wednesday, July 13, to take on the Raptors in their final game of the season. Sabetha trailed through the first six innings and finally had a surge to plate some runs late to give them the lead and eventually the win, 7-5.

Auburn tipped their hat and throttled their offense in the top of the second to score three runs on four hits, to give them the early bump on the scoreboard. They plated two more runs in the top of the third before the Raptors would get on the board in the bottom half of that inning. Aiden Lang led off with a single and would later score, which left Sabetha trailing, 5-1.

The Raptors juiced the bases in the bottom of the fourth inning and scored three runs on two hits, a walk and a wild pitch. Lang had his second single of the game in the inning, and Jonathan Renyer and Darrin Funk also had a base hit each. At the end of four innings, Auburn led, 5-4.

Harper Schmelzle took a free ride with a base on balls in the bottom of the sixth inning, Josh Herrmann had a base hit, and Christian McAfee slapped a hard hit ball to deep right-centerfield for a twin RBI triple to give the Raptors the 7-5 lead they were looking for. A scoreless top of the seventh sealed the deal and Sabetha came away with the win.

Funk pitched a complete game and took the victory, giving up five runs on ten hits, striking out one and walking only one. Sabetha had just one error in the game. Offensively, the Raptors had seven runs on 11 hits, with Will Ulrich going three for four at the plate, McAfee and Funk hitting two of four, and Lang was two of three. With the victory, the Raptors finished the season 15-8 overall. 

7.13.2022 Auburn

NUMBER

PLAYER

AB

R

H

RBI

BB

SO

Josh Herrmann

4

1

1

1

0

0

Marcus Bauman

4

0

0

0

0

2

Christian McAfee

4

0

2

2

0

0

Jonathan Renyer

2

0

1

0

1

0

Will Ulrich

4

1

3

0

0

0

Jacob Grimm

1

0

0

1

1

1

Chase Frey

2

1

0

0

1

2

Harper Schmelzle

0

1

0

0

3

0

Darrin Funk

4

1

2

0

0

0

Noah Kroll

1

1

0

0

0

0

Aiden Lang

3

1

2

1

0

0

Sabetha

0-0-1-3-0-3-X | 7-11-1

Auburn

0-3-2-0-0-0-0 | 5-10-1

Pitching

Name

IP

#P

S%

H

R

ER

SO

BB

HR

Darrin Funk

7.0

70

0.700

10

5

3

1

1

0

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Harper Schmelzle leads off of first base during the Sabetha-Auburn contest on Wednesday, July 13.
Noah Kroll runs to home plate during the Sabetha-Auburn contest on Wednesday, July 13.
Josh Herrmann tags this runner out at third base during the Sabetha-Auburn contest on Wednesday, July 13.
Aiden Lang throws the ball from the outfield during the Sabetha-Auburn contest on Wednesday, July 13.
Jonathan Renyer catches the ball during the Sabetha-Auburn contest on Wednesday, July 13.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Christian McAfee covers first base during the Sabetha-Auburn contest on Wednesday, July 13.
Jacob Grimm swings for the ball during the Sabetha-Auburn contest on Wednesday, July 13.
Chase Frey swings for the ball during the Sabetha-Auburn contest on Wednesday, July 13.
Darrin Funk fires this pitch from the mound during the Sabetha-Auburn contest on Wednesday, July 13.

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