By William

BENNINGTON – The Inman baseball team did just what they needed to do on Friday and now have clinched no worse than a share of the Heart of America League title by pounding Bennington twice, winning 18-1 and 13-2.

In GAME ONE, the Teutons dominated Bennington from the get go as they poured across 10 runs in the first inning then followed that up with two in the second and another six in the third on their way to the final 18-1 run-ruled victory.

Kyler Konrade started the game on the mound for Inman and got the win while Derick Johnson finished the final inning.

The Teutons belted out 13 hits in the three innings while also taking advantage of eight walks and two defensive errors by Bennington when at the plate.

Carter Brown went 3-for-3 while scoring twice and knocking in two, while Derick Johnson, Carson Munoz, and Kyler Konrade each had a pair of hits with Konrade getting four runs batted in thanks to a double and Johnson earning credit for five runs batted in with a triple.

“We knew that we had to get both games tonight to win a share of the Heart of America League Championship,” noted Teuton head coach Matt Mikulecky. “We came out on fire in game one and put it away early as both (Kyler) Konrade and (Derick) Johnson pitched well.”

While GAME TWO went a full six innings, the result was much the same even after Bennington tied the score at 2-2 at the bottom of the first inning. After going scoreless for the only time in two games during the second inning, the Teutons pushed four runs across in the third, one in the fourth, another four in the fifth and finally two more in the sixth on their way to another dominating win, 13-2.

Landen Snyder earned the win on the mound as he pitched two-hitter over three innings while giving up just one earned run and striking out six before Carter Brown came in and worked the final three innings and struck out eight.

Inman put 17 hits in play during the game, with both Derick Johnson and Carson Munoz going 4-for-4 and Kyler Konrade going 3-for-5. Both Johnson and Munoz hit a pair of triples and Munoz also hit for a double while two of Konrade’s hits were for doubles. Munoz also had four runs batted in.

Coach Mikulecky concluded his post-game reflections by adding, “In game two we were a bit sloppy out of the gate, but I liked how the guys settled in and took control of the game. (Derick) Johnson and (Carson) Munoz were incredible at the plate and (Carter) Brown gave us three strong innings in relief to shut things down. I can not begin to tell you how proud and happy I am for this group of guys as they staked claim to the HOA league title. Everyone on this roster has contributed in many significant ways to achieving this team goal.”

INMAN TEUTONS at Bennington

GAME 1 =

Scoring          1          2          3          4          5          6          7          R         H         E

TEUTONS      10       2          6          X          X          X          X          18       13       3

Bennington  1          0          0          X          X          X          X          1          2          2

INMAN TEUTONS PITCHING (IP-P-H-R-ER-SO-BB) = Kyler Konrade 2.0-32-2-1-0-3-1; Derick Johnson 1.0-29-0-0-0-3-2. Team Totals = 3.0-61-2-1-0-6-3.

INMAN TEUTONS HITTING (AB-R-H-RBI-BB) = Kyler Konrade 2-3-2-4-2; Derick Johnson 4-3-2-5-0; Carter Brown 3-2-3-2-1; Caleb Ensz 0-0-0-0-0; Jayden Leonhardt 4-1-2-2-0; Carson Munoz 3-2-2-2-1; Landen Snyder 2-1-1-0-1; Brant Mikulecky 2-2-0-0-0; Josiah Buller 2-1-1-1-0; Thomas Evans 0-1-0-0-1; Sammy Shober 1-1-0-0-1; Zaden Johnson 0-1-0-1-1. Team Totals = 23-18-13-17-8.

2B (1) = Kyler Konrade – 1; 3B (1) = Derick Johnson -1; SB (10) = Derick Johnson, Kyler Konrade, Brant Mikulecky – 2; Carter Brown, Jayden Leonhardt, Carson Munoz, Landen Snyder – 1.

Bennington Pitching (IP-P-H-R-ER-SO-BB) = 3.0-117-13-18-13-2-8.

Bennington Hitting (AB-R-H-RBI-BB) = 12-1-2-0-3.

2B = 1.

GAME 2 =

Scoring          1          2          3          4          5          6          7          R         H         E

TEUTONS      2          0          4          1          4          2          X          13       17       1

Bennington 2          0          0          0          0          0          X          2          4          2

INMAN TEUTONS PITCHING (IP-P-H-R-ER-SO-BB) = Landen Snyder 3.0-63-4-2-1-6-3; Carter Brown 3.0-54-0-0-0-8-3. Team Totals = 6.0-117-4-2-1-14-6.

INMAN TEUTONS HITTING (AB-R-H-RBI-BB) = Kyler Konrade 5-2-3-2-0; Derick Johnson 4-1-4-2-0; Carter Brown 2-2-1-0-2; Jayden Leonhardt 3-0-0-0-0; Caleb Ensz 0-1-0-0-0; Carson Munoz 4-3-4-4-0; Landen Snyder 3-2-2-1-1; Brant Mikulecky 4-1-2-0-0; Zaden Johnson 2-0-1-1-1; Sammy Shober 3-1-0-0-0. Team Totals = 30-13-17-10-4.

2B (3) = Kyler Konrade – 2; Carson Munoz – 1. 3B (4) = Derick Johnson, Carson Munoz – 2. SB (4) = Derick Johnson – 2; Carter Brown, Carson Munoz – 1.

Bennington Pitching (IP-P-H-R-ER-SO-BB) = 6.0-121-17-13-11-3-4.

Bennington Hitting (AB-R-H-RBI-BB) = 20-2-4-1-6.

SB = 1.