'Hounds defeat two opponents

Thursday, May 15, 2014

KINGSVILLE-- The Sweet Springs baseball team reeled off its fourth straight win Thursday with an 8-4 decision at Kingsville.

After giving up an unearned run in the bottom of the first inning, junior Mason Meyer blanked the Tigers over the next four frames to give his club a chance to come back.

It did, pulling ahead on senior Jacob Schowengerdt's two-run double in the third and extending the lead with four runs on four hits, including back-to-back RBI doubles from junior Andrew Krause and senior Zach Weber, in the fifth.

Kingsville (1-7) scored on singles by junior Dylan Page and sophomore Zach Heick in the bottom of the sixth, by senior Nathan Vogelsmeier's lead-off single and two stolen bases led to a Greyhound run in the seventh on freshman Logan Glasco's sacrifice fly.

Schowengerdt had three hits for Sweet Springs.

Sweet Springs 14, at Lincoln 6

Weber and Nathan Vogelsmeier each had three hits and drove in four runs Wednesday as the Sweet Springs baseball team crushed Lincoln for a 14-6 road win.

The Greyhounds got the offensive cranked up early, taking a 3-0 lead singles from Weber and Vogelsmeier. Krause and Weber stroked back-to-back doubles to knock in runs in the second.

Schowengerdt, sidelined for the last two weeks, returned to the line-up to single in the fourth and came in on Vogelsmeier's single. Two errors and a sacrifice fly by senior Heath Snider increased Sweet Springs' cushion to 8-0.

After holding the Cardinals hitless through three stanzas, Schowengerdt gave up a lead-off double to sophomore Corbin Mertgen in the fourth. He scored on an error, with a sacrifice fly bringing in a second unearned run.

The 'Hounds (7-5) banged out four straight hits--singles by Krause, Vogelsmeier and Snider and a Weber double--for four runs in the fifth. Mertgen singled in two runs for Lincoln in the bottom half of the inning.

Schowengerdt capped Sweet Springs' scoring with a two-run homer in the sixth. The Cardinals (5-12) got a run on junior Kolton Taylor's single during their final at-bat.

Due to eight errors, only one of the runs scored off Schowengerdt was earned. He allowed five hits and struck out 10.

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