The Sting played CMC Thursday night. Bennet Knapper started the game getting walked. Nick Lindstrom and Tate Schulte bunted. The catcher overthrew Tate’s hit, giving Knapper an opening to score. Ethan Peterson hit Lindstrom home. In the bottom of the 2nd, Angel Jimenez struck out two batters while the runner on base stole to third. Jimenez fielded a short hit and threw it to first, preventing the runner from scoring. In the top of the 2nd, Bryce Schmidt walked, and patiently waited for Carter Sneller’s hit to land near the foul line, then charged to 2nd. Cole Richter struck out, but Dalton Anderson and Knapper’s hits scored runs, followed by Lindstrom’s double that scored two more.
In the bottom of the 4th, Shortstop Knapper fielded a grounder to first. CMC got a runner to 2nd. An overthrow let the runner get home. In the top of the 5th, Peterson hit a single. CMC almost got a double play, tagging Peterson, but Jimenez was called safe at 1st. Sneller hit a double, which allowed courtesy runner Asa Ulferts to get home from first base. Richter hit Sneller home.
In the bottom of the 5th, CMC had a runner on 3rd. Schmidt caught the next hit in right field, but the runner made it home. This made the score 8-2 in favor of YME. In the top of the 6th, Richter hit a double to score a run. Jimenez hit a single to score another run. The Sting scored an additional two runs in the 7th inning. In the bottom of the 7th, Ulferts closed and struck out all three batters, winning the game 12-2 for the Sting.
Knapper and Sneller lead the Sting with three runs apiece. Lindstrom, Peterson, Jimenez, Schmit, Richter, and Anderson each scored a run as well. Jimenez threw six innings, allowing four hits, two runs, two walks, and eight strikeouts. Ulferts threw one inning, allowing zero hits, zero errors, and three strikeouts.