Hamilton Splits With Holland Christian

The Hawkeyes started out with a bang on Tuesday night in the first game of a doubleheader at Holland Christian.  After scoring 2 runs in the first inning, Hamilton exploded for 4 runs in the 4th, 2 in the 5th, 2 in the 6th, and 5 in the 7th for a 15-4 final outcome.  Elijah Walker opened the first with a single.  With two outs Ethan Buresh ripped a double to knock in his first of 6 runs for the game.  Two batters later, Sean Thompson grounded into an infield error which allowed Buresh to score.  Grant Wolfram struck out the side in Holland Christian’s half of the first.  The score remained 2-0 until the top of the 4th.  Jared Overbeek opened with a single.  After moving up to second on a wild pitch and to third on a ground out by Elijah Walker, Cole Carlson drove him home with a solid single.  Tommy Schreur followed that up with a double and then Ethan Buresh hit a double to plate both Carlson and Schreur.  Buresh scored on a double steal to end the scoring for the inning.  Holland Christian got two runs back in the bottom of the 4th, but the Hawkeyes answered with two runs of their own in the top of the 5th.  Hayden Smith and Jared Overbeek opened with singles.  Elijah Walker bunted them up to second and third and then Cole Carlson and Tommy Schreur did their jobs by driving in a run each.  The Maroons again scored two runs in the bottom of the 5th, and again the Hawkeyes answered with two runs of their own in the top of the 6th.  Sean Thompson walked.  He took third on a well executed hit-and-run by Grant Wolfram who moved up to 2nd on the outfield throw to 3rd base.  Thompson scored on a wild pitch and the pinch hitter Justin Genther did a great job by hitting a sacrifice fly to score Wolfram.  Hamilton finally help the Maroons scoreless in the bottom of the 6th and then really extended their lead with 5 runs in the top of the seventh.  The big blow in the inning was a 3 run Homerun by Ethan Buresh.  Those RBI’s gave him 6 for the game.  Brady Mudd pitched a scoreless 7th inning and the Hawkeyes ended game 1 with a 15-4 victory.  Grant Wolfram picked up the victory to up his record to 2-1.  He recorded 12 strikeouts in the 6 innings that he pitched.  Ethan Buresh was 4 for 5 with 2 doubles and a homerun and 6 RBI’s.  Tommy Schreur was 3 for 5 with a double and 2 RBI’s, and Elijah Walker, Cole Carlson, Hayden Smith, and Jared Overbeek each collected 2 hits for the game.

In the second game, the Hawkeyes got off to a great start with 2 runs in the top of the 1st inning.  Schreur started the action with a two out single.  Buresh followed with a double to score Schreur and then Gerrit Eding singled to score Buresh.  The Hawkeyes loaded the bases with one out in the 2nd inning, but an inning ending double play kept Hamilton off the scoreboard.  This was probably the turning point in the game as the Hawkeyes were unable to score again in the darkness shortened 5 – inning game.  Hamilton had 7 hits for the game and only struck out once, but couldn’t seem to get the key hit to drive in the runs that were needed.  Hayden Smith took the game 2 loss and is now 1-1 on the season.  The Team’s record is now 5-3 and 3-3 in the OK Green.


OPPONENT:  Holland Christian

SITE OF GAME:  Holland Christian

BOX SCORE (Game 1):

Team 1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th 6th 7th R H E
Hamilton 2 0 0 4 2 2 5 15 16 0
Holland Christian 0 0 0 2 2 0 0 4 5 2


WP – Wolfram (2-1)  7 BB’S, 12 K’S

LP –  Mokma (1-2)   3 BB’s, 3 K’s

2B – E. Buresh – 2 (Hamilton), Schreur (Hamilton), Smith (Hamilton), Hill – (Holland Christian)

HR – E. Buresh (Hamilton)


BOX SCORE (Game 2 – 5 innings due to darkness):

Team 1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th 6th 7th R H E
Hamilton 2 0 0 0 0 2 7 2
Holland Christian 0 2 2 0 1 5 4 2


WP –  Hill (2-1)  0 BB’s, 1 K’s

LP – Smith (1-1) 7 BB’s, 2 K’s

2B – Buresh (Hamilton)