Dutchmen nine sweep New Haven’s Shamrocks

By Will Johnson, Sports Editor
Posted 5/4/22

A good day for baseball.

That is finally what Tyler Ahring’s Owensville Dutchmen got Friday for Military Appreciation Night action against the visiting New Haven Shamrocks.

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Dutchmen nine sweep New Haven’s Shamrocks

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A good day for baseball.

That is finally what Tyler Ahring’s Owensville Dutchmen got Friday for Military Appreciation Night action against the visiting New Haven Shamrocks.

After watching their junior varsity counterparts defeat New Haven 17-2 in three innings, Ahring’s varsity Dutchmen knew it was their turn to complete the Four Rivers Conference (FRC) doubleheader sweep.

Putting up six runs in the first inning, Owensville gave senior starting pitcher Derek Brandt more than enough run support to help him pitch a complete-game shutout of the visiting Shamrocks by a final score of 10-0 in five innings.

After Brandt helped his own cause with a one-out single, Gavin Loague drove him in with a RBI double to break the scoreless tie in the bottom of the first inning.

An Eli Wilson fielder’s choice RBI and a Landon Kramme RBI double in addition to a pair of New Haven errors helped OHS to a quick 6-0 lead after one inning of baseball.

Following a pair of scoreless innings, Owensville looked to add to their lead in the bottom of the fourth inning.

Brandt started the frame with his second single of the game once again setting the table for Loague.

Only this time, the Dutchmen senior hit the first pitch he saw over the left-field fence for a two-run home run and an 8-0 lead.

That much closer to ending the game in five innings via the 10-run mercy rule, Owensville got their chance in the bottom of the fifth after Brandt kept New Haven off the scoreboard in the top half of the frame.

Shutting out Sullivan earlier in the week, sophomore Jordan Rabbitt started the bottom of the fifth with a lead off single before advancing to second on a one-out single off the bat of Jon Saunsaucie.

Brandt then reached on a fielder’s choice which saw Rabbitt thrown out trying to advance to third base.

That set the table once again for Loague who already had a double and a home run to his credit.

Not wasting any time, Loague hit the first pitch he saw in the bottom of the fifth to the center-field wall for a two-RBI walk-off double giving Owensville a 10-0 victory in five innings.

Loague showed the way for the Dutchmen offense with three hits, two runs scored and a game-high five RBIs.

Landon Valley, Brandt and Rabbitt each had two hits for OHS against New Haven.

Brandt also helped his own cause by scoring a game-high three runs.

Also helping the Dutchmen bang out 13 hits were with a base knock each were Saunsaucie, Wilson, Logan Evans and Kramme.

Tied at 2-2 after one inning of JV baseball action, Owensville scored 15 unanswered runs over the next two innings to end the JV contest in three innings by a final score of 17-2.

Needing just 45 pitches, Layne Evans earned the win allowing two runs on six hits and a walk to go with three strikeouts.

Landon Ely led the JV Dutchmen offense with two hits, three runs scored and a team-high four RBIs.

Isaiah Gates, Layne Evans and Wyatt Kramme each drove in two runs apiece while Logan Bailey and Landon Kramme both accounted for a single RBI.

OHS’ varsity Dutchmen will play a varsity FRC doubleheader today (Wednesday) in Hermann against the Bearcats and St. James.

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