Asher defeats Dale, while Bethel beats Seminole with six home runs.
Fowler, Andrews, lead Asher over Dale
A bases-clearing double by Asher’s Hunter Fowler proved to be the difference as the Indians held off Dale 4-3 on Tuesday.
The Indians (13-5) scored all four of their runs in the third inning, loading the bases with a single and two walks before Fowler’s big hit with two outs.
Fowler was the only Indian with more than one hit. Gage Ross, Hunter Sanford, Gunnar Hatchcock and Chase Byndas all had two hits apiece for the Pirates.
Byndas took the loss on the mound, giving up four runs in four innings. Tanner Nelson pitched three innings of scoreless relief, allowing one hit and one walk.
Tanner Andrews won his eighth game of the season for Asher, striking out nine in five innings of work.
Bethel downs Seminole in slugfest
BETHEL — The Bethel Wildcats overcome gusting winds in a close-knit game against Seminole, 18-17, Tuesday night. During the duration of the game, an impressive eight home runs were hit.
Seminole tied the game at the top of the sixth with a grand slam home run.
Bethel fought hard, notched a three-run home run to snag the lead at the bottom of the sixth
Seminole rallied back, hit a three-run home run in the top of the seventh, but was unable to clinch the win.
Bethel head coach Todd Brown discussed the weather’s impact on the game.
“It was one of the craziest games I’ve ever been a part of.”
Brown emphasized the high gusting winds allowed the ball to gain momentum to center field.
The Wildcats had five players with multiple hits.
Brady Sullivan led Bethel with one home run and four runs batted in, making this Sullivan’s first home run of the season.
Brayden Diebold hit his fourth home run this season during the game and contributed three RBIs and Brooks Richards added a double and 3 RBIs.
Clint Simmons finished four-for-five and Caleb Smith went 2-for-5.
Seminole’s Dock Harvey knocked out two home runs and batted in eight RBIs.
Xavier Freeman, Knox, Beach and Craig each hit a home run for the Chieftains.
Bethel improves their record, 11-9.
Up next for the Wildcats is a game at McLoud, Thursday.
Note: Report compiled by Abbie Click.
Asher will host Leedey on Friday, while Dale will travel to Jones on Thursday.