HERZOG THROWS ONE-HITTER

By William

MCPHERSON – The Little River baseball team has had a strong season and came into their Class 2-1A State Regionals riding a 10-game winning streak, but after hammering Bennington 11-1 in the first regional game on Monday, they made three costly defensive errors in game two against Inman and lost 8-5, ending their 2021 season.

In GAME ONE, Little River poured eight runs across the plate in the bottom of the second inning and then added a single run in each of the next three innings to earn the final 11-1 victory over Bennington.

Ty Herzog worked the mound for the Redskins and threw a strong 62 pitch, one walk, one hitter while striking out seven.

At the plate for Little River, Braden Young, Graham Stephens, Kade Schafer, and Dalton Mantz each accounted for two hits or eight of the team’s 11 total with Schafer and Young both hitting for doubles and Schafer getting credit for three runs batted in. Ty Herzog also pounded out a double while Jayden Garrison hit for a triple. Both Dalton Mantz and Graham Stephens also stole three bases in the game.

When GAME TWO rolled around and Inman was the opponent, it became the rubber match for the season as the two teams split a doubleheader early in the season.

While both teams had six hits in the game, the Teutons nicked Little River pitchers for a double, triple and home run which was enough for the Teutons to score the final 8-5 win and allowing them to advance to the regional championship game while Little River closed out their season by winning 11 of the final 12 games and finishing the season 16-4 overall.

Jayden Garrison and Graham Stephens worked the mound for Little River and only gave up six hits, six earned runs while walking five and striking out five.

Herzog had three of the Redskins six hits including one double while Dalton Mantz also hit for a double and knocked in two of the teams five runs.

LITTLE RIVER REDSKINS playing Bennington – STATE REGIONALS

GAME INFORMATION =

Scoring          1          2          3          4          5          6          7          R         H         E

Bennington  0          0          0          0          1          X          X          1          1          3

REDSKINS     0          8          1          1          1          X          X          11       11       0

LITTLE RIVER REDSKINS PITCHING (IP-P-H-R-ER-SO-BB) = Ty Herzog 5.0-62-1-1-0-7-1.

LITTLE RIVER REDSKINS HITTING (AB-R-H-RBI-BB) = Jayden Garrison 4-2-1-0-0; Braden Young 4-1-2-0-0; Graham Stephens 2-1-2-2-1; Kaden Schafer 4-1-2-3-0; Grant Stephens 2-2-1-0-0; Ty Herzog 3-1-1-2-0; Dalton Mantz 2-1-2-2-1; Trey Rolfs 2-1-0-0-1; Keaton Richardson 2-1-0-0-1. Team Totals = 25-11-11-9-4.

2B (3) = Ty Herzog, Kaden Schafer, Braden Young – 1; 3B (1) = Jayden Garrison – 1; SB (7) = Dalton Mantz, Graham Stephens – 3; Trey Rolfs – 1.

Bennington Pitching (IP-P-H-R-ER-SO-BB) = 4.1-122-11-11-4-7-4.

Bennington Hitting (AB-R-H-RBI-BB) = 16-1-1-0-1. SB = 1.

LITTLE RIVER REDSKINS playing INMAN TEUTONS – STATE REGIONALS

GAME INFORMATION =

Scoring          1          2          3          4          5          6          7          R         H         E

REDSKINS     0          1          0          1          1          0          2          5          6          3

TEUTONS      0          2          2          1          3          0          X          8          6          0

LITTLE RIVER REDSKINS PITCHING (IP-P-H-R-ER-SO-BB) = Jayden Garrison 4.1-97-6-8-6-2-4; Graham Stephens 1.2-27-0-0-0-3-1. Team Totals = 6.0-124-6-8-6-5-5.

LITTLE RIVER REDSKINS HITTING (AB-R-H-RBI-BB) = Jayden Garrison 4-0-0-0-0; Braden Young 3-1-1-0-1; Graham Stephens 2-1-0-0-0; Kade Schafer 2-1-0-0-2; Grant Stephens 4-0-1-1-0; Ty Herzog 4-1-3-1-0; Dalton Mantz 3-0-1-2-1; Trey Rolfs 3-0-0-0-1; Keaton Richardson 2-1-0-0-1. Team Totals = 27-5-6-4-6.

2B (2) = Dalton Mantz, Ty Herzog – 1; SB (2) = Braden Young, Keaton Richardson – 1.

INMAN TEUTONS PITCHING (IP-P-H-R-ER-SO-BB) = Carson Munoz (W) 6.0-101-5-3-3-7-3; Carter Brown (S) 1.0-32-1-2-2-1-3. Team Totals = 7.0-133-6-5-5-8-6.

INMAN TEUTONS HITTING (AB-R-H-RBI-BB) = Kyler Konrade 3-0-0-0-1; Derick Johnson 4-2-2-0-0; Carter Brown 4-2-2-3-0; Carson Munoz 3-1-1-1-0; Jayden Leonhardt 4-0-0-0-0; Landen Snyder 1-1-0-0-2; Brant Mikulecky 1-2-0-0-2; Noah Pollock 3-0-1-1-0; Sammy Shober 3-0-1-2-0. Team Totals = 26-8-7-7-5.

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