Published On: Wed, Jul 20th, 2011

Hartington pounds Wakefield


HARTINGTON — The Hartngton American Legion Juniors only needed five innings to pound out an 11-1 Area 2 District baseball win over Wakefield here Friday.

Hartington jumped out to a 2-0 lead in the second frame. Hartington catcher Steve Herbolsheimer got on base when he was plunked by a wild Wakefield pitch.  Pinch runner Dalton Lammers then worked his way around the bases thanks to an error, which allowed Devon Lammers to reach base. Frank Herbolsheimer’s triple then drove both runners home.

Hartington took control of the contest in the fourth frame, plating six runners to take a commanding 8-0 lead.

Devon Lammers and Cody Lammers led off the frame by earning walks. Frank Herbolsheimer then earned another RBI on the night, driving in Devon Lammers with a single. Trent Jansen’s single plated Cody Lammers. Herbolsheimer then reached home on a fielder’s choice. Tyler Loberg earned a trip to the basepaths when he was hit by a pitch. He then stole second to get into scoring position. Eric Kruse’s walk loaded up the bases for Steve Herbolsheimer, who had a bases-clearing double.

Wakefield picked up its lone run of the game in the next frame when Evan Nicholson worked a walk out of Hartington’s Ross Hegge. Alexander Conley’s single advanced him to second and Adam Drieling earned a walk to load the bases. Hartington’s solid defensive limited the threat when Travis Emmons hit into a double play. Hegge threw to the plate to get the lead runner and catcher Steve Herbolsheimer threw to first baseman Tyler Loberg for the second out. Wakefield did manage to score when Julio Perez reached on an error to plate Conley.

Hartington opened the inning with a pair of walks as both Devon and Lammers drew walks. Hartington loaded the bases when Frank Herbolsheimer was then hit by a pitch. Devon Lammers scored on a passed ball. Cody Lammers then scored on Trent Jansen’s sacrifice to the outfield.

Frank came home after stealing third base then reaching home on an error.

Ross Hegge earned the complete-game win with his two-hitter. He gave up five walks, and struck out six on the night.

Wakefield     0    0    0   0   1  –  1

Hartington   0    2    0   6  3   – 11