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Baseball: Mustangs take two from Steamers

Published: Tuesday, April 22, 2014 12:29 a.m. CDT
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Fulton's Colin Houzenga prepares to swing during Monday's doubleheader against Morrison at Drives Park. Morrison swept both games. The teams wore camouflage as part of a fundraiser for the Wounded Warriors Project.

The Morrison baseball team swept a road doubleheader Monday against Three Rivers Conference North Division rival Fulton.

The Mustangs won the first game, 1-0, with some clutch hitting from Justin Jensen. The sophomore had an RBI single in the top half of the seventh which scored pitcher Joey Brackemyer and broke a scoreless tie.

Brackemyer went all seven innings in the win, scattering three hits, walking four and striking out seven.

The Mustangs won the second game, 11-4, and scored runs in each inning except the seventh. Jensen went 2 for 3 with three RBIs, while Ben Tegeler also batted in three runs.

Fulton had just three hits, but was able to score four unearned runs off pitcher Bill Lee Greul in the loss.

Newman 11, Bureau Valley 0: Shayne Allen collected three RBIs for Newman in a Three Rivers Conference road win, while teammate Dillan Heffelfinger hit a double to go along with two RBIs.

Comets pitcher Quincy Coomes earned the win after allowing two hits and striking out seven in a scoreless five innings of work.

Forreston-Polo 4, Oregon 1: The Cardinals scored four runs in the bottom of the sixth to pick up a non-conference win over the Hawks in Forreston.

Ethan Groom, who started for the Cardinals on the mound, drove in two runs with a single in the sixth. Nathan Schneiderman and Austin Groshans also drove in runs for Forreston-Polo (7-7).

Groom went five innings, allowing a run, two hits and striking out three. Spencer Cruthis earned the win with two innings of scoreless relief.

Mason Smith took the loss for Oregon, allowing four runs in 5 2/3 innings. He gave up five hits and a walk and had three strikeouts. Tyler Blume drove in Joey Rowe for the Hawks' lone run.

West Carroll 9, Orangeville 5: The Thunder (7-8) got their bats to come alive, as they ammassed 11 hits and only struck out six times in a victory over Orangeville at Thomson.

Andrew Drabner won in his high school pitching debut, going four innings, giving up four runs (two earned) on six hits. 

Josh Sullivan hit a pair of doubles for West Carroll.

Monday's stars

Joey Brackemyer, Morrison, 3-hitter vs. Fulton

Shayne Allen, Newman, 3 RBIs

Josh Sullivan, West Carroll, 2 2B

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