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NU falls in slugfest

June 26, 2017
By David Swartz - Managing Editor , Estherville News

GRANVILLE - North Union and Sioux Center combined for 29 runs on 32 hits, but it was Sioux Center winning 20-9 on Friday in Granville.

Sioux Center had two big innings with six runs in the second and eighth in the fourth on the way to the big victory.

Tanner Doocy took the loss for North Union as he pitched 3 2/3 innings giving up 16 runs (14 earned) on 13 hits with four strikeouts and four walks. Elliott Hagebock entered in relief and gave up one unearned run and two walks. Braden Pierce pitched the final 1 1/3 innings and gave up three runs (two earned) on four hits with no strikeouts or walks.

At the plate for North Union, Trent Pedersen went 2-4 with four RBIs including a two-run home run in the first inning. Doocy was 3-4 with an RBI, Blake Crawmer was 3-4, Brody Fritch was 2-4 with two RBI, Noah Morphew was 1-1 with an RBI and Hunter Pierce was 1-2.

North Union (9-11 overall) continued play at the Granville Tournament on Saturday. The Warriors are at Lake Mills this evening, home against Humboldt on Tuesday and home against Eagle Grove on Wednesday.

Big bats for NU

BELMOND - North Union's bats came out with a vengeance against Belmond-Klemme on Thursday as the Warriors pounded out 15 hits in a 16-4, six-inning victory over the Broncos.

North Union sent 10 batters to the plate in scoring five runs in the first inning-four of those crossing the plate with two outs. The inning included singles by Blake Crawmer, Riley Bauer, Jared Larson, Brenden Anderson and Hunter Pierce and walks to Tanner Doocy and Elliott Hagebock.

Belmond-Klemme came back with two runs in the bottom of the inning and trailed 6-4 heading into the fifth inning when the Warrior offense came up with four runs, all with two outs.

The Warriors kept the pressure on in the fifth inning with six more runs, which included doubles from Pedersen and Tanner Doocy along with two Bronco errors along with a pair of walks and a hit batter.

Pedersen finished 3-5 with three RBIs while Crawmer and Bauer each were 2-5 with two RBIs, Hagebock was 2-2 with two RBIs, Doocy was 2-4 with an RBI, Pierce was 1-2 with two RBIs, Brody Fritche was 1-5 with an RBI and Anderson was 1-4.

Pedersen earned the win. In 3 2/3 innings, he gave up four runs (three earned) on three hits with three strikeouts and six walks. Fritche pitched 1 1/3 innings, giving up one hit with two strikeouts and two walks. Bauer pitched an inning and walked one batter.



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