By William

ELLINWOOD – The Little River baseball team closed out the 2021 season on a high note as they clean swept Ellinwood on the road Thursday, winning game one 16-0 before taking the nightcap 14-3.

In GAME ONE, the Redskins Jayden Garrison began the game on the mound and a 44 pitch, three inning no hitter with five strikeouts before giving way to Ty Herzog for the final inning.

Little River pounded the Ellinwood pitchers for 15 hits and 16 runs in just four innings as the Redskins scored six in the second, seven in the third and the final three in the top of the fourth to gain the final 16-0 shutout victory.

Braden Young, Kaden Schafer, and Dalton Mantz all had three hits for Little River, with all three recording three runs batted in while Young and Schafer also had doubles. Young scored three times and stole a pair of bases as well.

For GAME TWO, Ellinwood put up six hits and scored three times, but also committed six errors and their pitchers walked seven Redskin batters as Little River put up 10 runs in the first four innings and another four in the seventh on their way to a commanding 14-3 win.

Four Redskin pitchers took turns on the mound with Ty Herzog getting the start and striking out four before Braden Young, Graham Stephens, and Grant Stephens each came in and threw in relief as they combined to give up just six hits, two earned runs, walked just three and struck out a total of eight.

At the plate, Little River was led by Graham Stephens, Kaden Schafer and Jayden Garrison with two hits each while both Stephens and Schafer recorded three runs batted in and Stephens hit a triple. Braden Young recorded another three stolen bases as well.

Next up for Little River will be Class 1A regionals beginning on Monday, May 17 in Ellis.

LITTLE RIVER REDSKINS BASEBALL at Ellinwood

GAME 1 =

Scoring          1          2          3          4          5          6          7          R         H         E

REDSKINS     0          6          7          3          X          X          X          16       15       1

Ellinwood     0          0          0          0          X          X          X          0          1          1

LITTLE RIVER REDSKINS PITCHING (IP-P-H-R-ER-SO-BB) = Jayden Garrison 3.0-44-0-0-0-5-0; Ty Herzog 1.0-5-1-0-0-0-0. Team Totals = 4.0-49-1-0-0-5-0.

LITTLE RIVER REDSKINS HITTING (AB-R-H-RBI-BB) = Jayden Garrison 3-2-1-1-1; Braden Young 4-2-3-3-0; Graham Stephens 2-3-1-1-1; Kaden Schafer 4-1-3-3-0; Grant Stephens 2-2-2-0-0; Ty Herzog 3-1-0-0-1; Dalton Mantz 3-2-3-3-1; Trey Rolfs 3-1-1-1-1; Keaton Richardson 2-2-1-1-1; Carter Stansbury 0-0-0-0-0; Steele Barta 0-0-0-0-0. Team Totals = 26-16-15-13-6.

2B (2) = Kaden Schafer, Braden Young – 1; SB (9) = Jayden Garrison, Braden Young – 2; Dalton Mantz, Keaton Richardson, Trey Rolfs, Grant Stephens, Graham Stephens – 1.

Ellinwood Pitching (IP-P-H-R-ER-SO-BB) = 4.0-111-15-16-15-3-6.

Ellinwood Hitting (AB-R-H-RBI-BB) = 13-0-1-0-0.

GAME 2 =

Scoring          1          2          3          4          5          6          7          R         H         E

REDSKINS     1          1          6          2          0          0          4          14       11       2

Ellinwood      1          0          0          1          0          0          1          3          6          6

LITTLE RIVER REDSKINS PITCHING (IP-P-H-R-ER-SO-BB) = Ty Herzog 2.0-41-2-1-0-4-1; Braden Young 2.0-24-1-1-1-1-0; Graham Stephens 2.0-21-0-0-0-2-1; Grant Stephens 1.0-27-3-1-1-1-1. Team Totals = 7.0-113-6-3-2-8-3.

LITTLE RIVER REDSKINS HITTING (AB-R-H-RBI-BB) = Jayden Garrison 4-2-2-0-0; Braden Young 3-3-1-0-2; Graham Stephens 4-2-2-3-1; Kaden Schafer 4-1-2-3-0; Grant Stephens 5-1-0-0-0; Ty Herzog 3-2-1-1-1; Dalton Mantz 2-0-1-1-1; Cooper Weis 3-1-1-2-1; Keaton Richardson 3-0-1-1-1; Steele Barta 0-2-0-0-0. Team Totals = 31-14-11-11-7.

3B (1) = Graham Stephens – 1; SB (10) = Braden Young – 3; Jayden Garrison, Ty Herzog – 2; Steele Barta, Keaton Richardson, Graham Stephens – 1.

Ellinwood Pitching (IP-P-H-R-ER-SO-BB) = 7.0-137-11-14-9-2-7.

Ellinwood Hitting (AB-R-H-RBI-BB) = 27-3-6-3-3.

2B = 1.