Hamilton Splits With Unity Christian

The Hawkeyes traveled to Unity Christian on Tuesday night to battle with the Crusaders.  It was a tale of two very different games.  Hamilton pounded out 14 hits in the first game and could only muster 3 hits in the nightcap.  Grant Wolfram pitched the first game and upped his season record to 4-1.  He was very tough when he needed to be as he pitched out of a number of situations where the Crusaders had runners on base.  Offensively the Hawkeyes got things started in the second inning of the first game.  Gerrit Eding hit a one out single.  Wolfram then doubled to put runners on 2nd and 3rd.  Sean Thompson grounded out to shortstop to drive in Eding for the Hawkeyes first run.  Hayden Smith followed with a solid single to put runners on 1st and 3rd.  After Jared Overbeek was hit by a pitch to load the bases, Elijah Walker singled to plate both Justin Overhiser and Dylan Buresh who were courtesy running for Wolfram and Smith.  The Hawkeyes again scored 3 runs in the 3rd inning.  Tommy Schreur started things off with a solid single.  Ethan Buresh was hit by a pitch and then Cole Carlson laid down a beautiful bunt to load the bases.  With one out, Wolfram hit a ball that was misplayed by a Crusader infielder and both Schreur and Ethan Buresh came in to score.  With two outs both Hayden Smith and Jared Overbeek were hit by pitches which allowed Carlson to score the third run of the inning.  Sean Thompson led off the 5th inning with a solid single.  Smith was hit by a pitch again and Overbeek loaded the bases with a single.  Tommy Schreur hit a one out sacrifice fly to score Hamilton’s lone run in the fifth.  The Hawkeyes were able to add 3 insurance runs in the 7th to basically seal the victory.  Smith led off with a single.  Overbeek sacrifice bunted him to second.  Elijah Walker then doubled to drive in Overbeek.  Schreur walked to put runners on 1st and 2nd and then Ethan Buresh singled to load the bases.  Walker scored on a passed ball.  After Carlson walked to reload the bases, Wolfram singled to drive in the Hawkeyes final run.  The Crusaders scored one run in the 7th to close the deficit to 10-3, but that’s as close as they could get.

In the second game, The Crusaders pitcher kept the Hawkeyes frustrated all night and they could only muster 3 hits.  Unity scored 3 runs in the bottom of the third and that would be all of the runs that they would need.  Hamilton closed the gap to 4-1 after scoring in the 6th inning, but that is as close as they would get.  Overbeek singled and later would score on a single by Schreur.  Ethan Buresh pitched pretty well as the Crusaders only scored 2 earned runs, but the Hawkeyes could not give him enough run support on this night.  The Teams record is now 10-8 overall and 7-6 in the OK Green Conference.  Hamilton’s next game is Wednesday against Unity Christian again at Hamilton.

BOX SCORE (Game 1):

Team 1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th 6th 7th R H E
Hamilton 0 3 3 0 1 0 3 10 14 2
Unity Christian 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 3 8 2


WP – Wolfram (4-1)  8 BB’S, 4 K’S

LP –  L. DeYoung (?)   1 BB’s, 3 K’s

2B – Walker, Wolfram (Hamilton), L. DeYoung – (Unity Christian)

3B – Wolfram (Hamilton)

HR – L. DeYoung (Unity Christian)


BOX SCORE (Game 2):

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


WP –  K. DeYoung (?)  0 BB’s, 7 K’s

LP – E. Buresh (3-3) 1 BB’s, 2 K’s

2B – Dykstra (Unity Christian)