WIOTA – Argyle’s trio of Gavin Johnson, Jake Ploessl and Miken Godfrey combined to go 9-for-11 at the plate with nine runs batted in and seven runs scored as the visiting Orioles pounded their way to a 17-5 Six Rivers East victory over the Black Hawk Warriors in a prep baseball game played at Wiota Park on Monday, April 15.
All nine starters for Argyle (3-4 overall, 1-3 Six Rivers) scored at least one run in the game, while seven of them also had a hit and drove in a run in the win.
Johnson finished 4-for-4 with a triple, four runs batted in and two runs scored to lead to the way. Ploessl went 3-for-3 with a pair of doubles, three runs and two RBI and Godfrey went 2-for-4 three RBI and two runs. BJ Penniston was 2-for-4 with a double, two RBI and a run, and Mason Waage drove in two runs and scored twice for the Orioles.
Clinging to a 5-4 lead heading into the fourth inning, the Orioles erupted for seven runs in the top of the fourth frame to open up a 12-4 advantage. Ploessl ripped a pair of doubles, scored a run and drove in two in the inning, while Johnson had a RBI-triple and a run for the guests.
The Warriors (0-5, 0-2) got a run back into the bottom of the fourth, but Argyle plated two in the fifth and three more in the sixth to pull away for a 10-run rule decision.
Junior Cayden Milz had one of the Warriors’ four hits and he recorded a RBI and scored a run in the game. Senior Brandon Schiferl added a run and a RBI, while Jexen Stietz had a hit and a RBI for Black Hawk.
The Warriors’ Six Rivers crossover doubleheader at Potosi/Cassville on Friday, April 12, was called off due to the weather. No make-up date was available at press time.
Next up, Black Hawk is scheduled to host Barneveld in a SRE game on Tuesday, April 23, starting at 5 p.m.
Black Hawk…. 112 100 – 5 4 3
Argyle……….. 320 723 – 17 14 3
Leading Hitters: BH – None. A– Gavin Johnson 4x4, BJ Penniston 2x4, Miken Godfrey 2x4, Jake Ploessl 3x3. 3B- G. Johnson.2B- Jayden Johnson, Penniston, Ploessl (2).
WP- Godfrey (3 In, 4 R, 3 ER, 1 H, 6 BB, 2 K).
LP- Avery Baumgartner (3.67 In, 10 R, 10 ER, 7 H, 5 BB, 5 K).
At Wiota, on Monday, April 15
LAST WEEK’S MISSING BOX SCORE
Pittsville…….. 380 25 – 18 13 2
Black Hawk… 220 20 – 6 5 2
Leading Hitters: P– Fox 5x5, Zickert 2x2, Neve 2x4. 3B- Zickert. 2B- Neve. BH– Avery Baumgartner 2x2, Jayden Stietz 2x2. 2B- Baumgartner.
WP- Bauer (2.33 In, 3 R, 3 ER, 2 H, 3 BB, 3 K).
LP- Thatcher Schliem (1 In, 5 R, 5 ER, 5 H, 4 BB, 1 K).
At Wiota, on Saturday, April 6