Night Hawks keep swinging at Region 8 tournamentSTEELE — The Hettinger-Scranton baseball team stayed alive in the Region 8 Tournament.
STEELE — The Hettinger-Scranton baseball team stayed alive in the Region 8 Tournament.
The Night Hawks defeated Central Prairie 9-6 and Kidder County 10-8 in elimination games Tuesday to fight their way back to the championship play-in game against Shiloh Christian at noon Thursday.
Hettinger-Scranton scored nine runs in the first three innings to defeated Central Prairie. Ben Laufer led the Night Hawks going 2-for-2, with three RBIs. McCahen Schweitzer added three walks and three stolen bases.
Laufer grabbed the win for the Night Hawks. Chris Heinrich was tagged with the loss.
In the second game, the Night Hawks held off a hot start from Kidder County and scored two runs in the fourth and sixth innings.
Kye Erickson used a 2-for-4 game with three runs scored. Schweitzer supplied three hits and Chad Mosbrucker added a 3-for-4 performance with four RBIs.
Mosbrucker and Erickson combined for the win on the mound, while Tanner Kessel came on in the fourth and was charged with the loss.
Hettinger-Scranton started the tournament with an 8-7 loss to Shiloh Christian on Monday.
Shiloh Christian 8, Hettinger-Scranton 7
HS 002 030 2 — 7 8 5
SC 220 103 x — 8 7 2
Kye Erickson, Ben Laufer (6) and Ben Pierce; Chance Kurle, Andrew Hartman (6), Travis Baumiller (7) and A.J. Dale. W–Kurle. L–Erickson. S–Baumiller. HR–None.
Highlights: HS, Chad Mosbrucker 1-for-4, 2 R, 2 RBI; Ben Laufer 1-for-4, 2B, SB, 2 R. SC, A.J. Dale 3-for-4, 2 SB, 2 R, RBI.
Hettinger-Scranton 9, Central Prairie 6
CP 004 110 0 — 6 8 1
HS 342 000 x — 9 8 4
Chris Heinrich, Thaddeus Owen (6) and Brett Mayher; Ben Laufer, McCahen Schweitzer (3) and Ben Pearson. W–Laufer. L–Heinrich. HR–None.
Highlights: CP, Owen 2-for-3, double, 2 runs. Alex Huff 2-for-4, run. HS, Laufer 2-for-2, SB, run, 3 RBIs. McCahen Schweitzer 1-for-1, 3 BB, 3 SB, 2 runs.
Hettinger-Scranton 10, Kidder County 8
KC 421 001 0 — 8 6 6
HS 420 202 x — 10 11 3
Nick Thomas, Tanner Kessel (4), Ryan Sand (6) and Ben Steinolfson; Chad Mosbrucker, Kye Erickson (3) and Erickson, Ben Pearson (3). L–Erickson. S–Kessel. HR–Jayden Miller.
Highlights: KC, Jayden Miller 1-for-3, HR, 2 RBIs. Matt Gross 2-for-4, 2B, run. HS, Kye Erickson 2-for-4, 3 runs. McCahen Schweitzer 3-for-4, 2 2B. Chad Mosbrucker 3-for-4, 2 runs, 2B, 4 RBIs.