SOUTH WAYNE – Juniors Chris Trejo and Hunter Matye were in command on the mound while leading Benton/Shullsburg to a doubleheader sweep over Black Hawk in South Wayne on Friday, April 29.
Trejo out-dueled Reesan Ruch in game one to lead the Miner-Zephyrs (6-5 overall, 4-4 SRC) to a 5-1 Six Rivers Conference win over the Warriors (0-11, 0-8), and Matye tossed four no-hit innings in game two as the guests secured the sweep with a 17-0 five-inning rout.
Trejo allowed a single run- unearned- over seven innings on three hits and a walk while fanning 13 batters to earn the complete-game win over Ruch, who surrendered just two hits over seven innings but was touched for five unearned runs in the fifth inning. Ruch issued three walks.
The Warriors held a 1-0 lead in the fourth frame when they put all their hits together back-to-back to grab a 1-0 lead. Brody Milz started the rally with a single, moved to second on Preston Bevins single and scored on Jayden Stietz’s RBI-single.
The Miner-Zephyrs answered right back with five runs in the top of the fifth to overtake the Warriors. Trejo helped his own cause by walking with the bases loaded to bring in Nathan Wedige for the go-ahead run and he came around to score on a sacrifice fly by Alex Wand. Matye and Noah Wand drove in runs during the inning for the guests.
In game two, Ben/Shulls plated three runs in the first and four in the second to jump ahead 7-0, and then put the game away with a 10-run outburst in the fourth.
N. Wand went 2-for-2 with a double and three RBI to lead the 12-hit attack. Wedige went 2-for-4, while Nathan Mowry and Jacob Berendes drove in two runs apiece. Berendes also score three times along with Matye, and Trejo and Nathan Strang each scored twice.
On the mound, Matye allowed no runs on no hits over four innings with seven Ks and a walk. The Warriors broke up the no-hitter on Michael Flanagan’s two-out single in the fifth inning.
The Miner-Zephyrs suffered a pair of tough extra-inning losses in Six Rivers West play in between Friday’s sweep, falling 9-8 in nine innings at River Ridge on Tuesday, April 26, and dropping a 6-4 decision to Potosi also in nine innings at Benton on Monday, May 2.
The Warriors were also defeated by Monticello, 14-10, at home on Tuesday, April 26.
Benton/Shullsburg has a Six Rivers doubleheader at Benton’s Swift Park on Friday, May 6, starting at 3:30 p.m., and they travel to Cassville on Monday, May 9, at 5 p.m. and return home to host Highland on Tuesday, May 10, starting at 4:30 p.m. (Due to a lighting issue at Swift Park all remaining home DHs will begin at 3:30 p.m. and all home single games start at 4:30 p.m.)
Black Hawk has a doubleheader at River Ridge (Patch Grove) on Friday, May 6, starting at 4:30 p.m., and the Warriors have Six Rivers East games at Pecatonica on Monday, May 9, and at home against Argyle on Tuesday, May 10, both beginning at 5 p.m.
Bent/Shulls… 000 050 0 – 5 2 2
Black Hawk… 000 100 0 – 1 3 4
Leading Hitters: B/S– None. BH– None.
WP- Chris Trejo. LP- Reesan Ruch.
Black Hawk… 000 00 – 0 1 6
Bent/Shulls… 340 (10)x – 17 12 1
Leading Hitters: BH– None. B/S– Nathan Wedige 2x4, Noah Wand 2x2. 2B– N. Wand.
WP- Hunter Matye. LP- Jayden Stietz.
At South Wayne, on Friday, April 29
Monticello….. 421 510 1 – 14 7 –
Black Hawk… 004 021 3 – 10 10 –
Leading Hitters: Brody Milz 2x4, Seth Paulson 2x4, Mitchell Quinn 2x3. 2B– Milz, Paulson.
WP- Siegenthaler. LP- Preston Bevins.
At South Wayne, on Tuesday, April 26
Bent/Shulls… 100 007 000 – 8 6 5
River Ridge… 200 303 001 – 9 13 2
Leading Hitters: Nathan Wedige 2x4. 3B– Chris Trejo.
WP- Redman. LP- Hunter Matye.
At Patch Grove, on Tuesday, April 26
Potosi……….. 100 100 103 – 6 7 1
Bent/Shulls… 001 200 001 – 4 7 7
Leading Hitters: Nathan Wedige 2x5, Noah Wand 2x4, Nathan Mowry 2x4. 2B– Wedige .
WP- Menne. LP- Chris Trejo.
At Benton, on Monday, May 2