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Jasper County Tribune

Baxter baseball loses to Dunkerton in extras

Troy Hyde/Jasper County Tribune
Baxter senior Bryce Bacon swings through a pitch during a home game against CAL earlier this season.
Troy Hyde/Jasper County Tribune Baxter senior Bryce Bacon swings through a pitch during a home game against CAL earlier this season.

DUNKERTON — Baxter’s baseball team rallied from an early hole, took a brief lead but lost in extra innings to Dunkerton on June 1.

The Bolts scored five runs, had nine hits, stole eight bases and walked 10 times, but Dunkerton walked off with a 6-5, eight-inning win at home.

Dunkerton (3-2, 2-2) scored a run in each of the first two innings before Baxter tied the game at 2-all with two runs in the fifth. The Bolts (0-7, 0-4) took a brief lead with another two runs in the sixth, but Dunkerton rallied with three in the bottom of the sixth.

Baxter tied the score at 5-all with a run in the top of the seventh, but Dunkerton won it with a walk-off run in the eighth.

Sophomore Cole Damman had three hits, three steals, two RBIs and one run. Senior Travis Lindemoen collected a pair of hits, a walk, one run and one RBI and junior Derek Klemme also had two hits.

Senior Bryce Bacon walked twice and had three steals, junior Ian Thomson walked twice and scored a run and freshmen Andrew Klemme and Brad Matthews each had one hit and two walks. Matthews had an RBI and one steal and Andrew Klemme added a run.

Sophomore Carter Nelsen threw seven innings on the mound. He tossed 100 pitches, allowing three earned runs on nine hits with seven strikeouts and three walks.

Andrew Klemme took the loss after surrendering the winning run in the eighth. He allowed one hit and walked one in his only inning of work.

Baxter played at Don Bosco on June 4, hosted Clarksville on June 5 and played at home against Colo-NESCO on June 6. The Bolts play at 5 p.m. on June 11 at Tripoli.

GMG 5, Baxter 2

BAXTER — Baxter and GMG were tied at 2-all after four innings, but the Wolverines (1-5, 1-3) tallied the winning run in the fourth and then tacked on a pair of insurance runs in the seventh during a 5-2 victory on May 30.

Lindemoen struck out 11 and allowed three earned runs on five hits in the loss on the mound. He walked two.

At the plate, Lindemoen walked, stole second and then scored on an RBI double by Thomson in the third.

Bacon doubled and walked at the plate, while Thomson and Damman both walked and Derrick Klemme singled.

The Bolts stranded two in the first inning after Thomson and Damman both walked.

CAL 7, Baxter 1

ALEXANDER — Baxter allowed only hit to CAL on May 29, but the Bolts are still looking for their first win in program history.

The Bolts tallied five hits of their own but lost 7-1 to CAL on the road during an Iowa Star Conference game. Baxter hitters struck out 13 times against Nate and Ben Rapp.

Bacon and Damman each went 1-for-3 with a double to lead Baxter at the plate.

Lynnville-Sully 12,

Baxter 1, 5 innings

SULLY — Something had to give in the non-conference baseball game between Lynnville-Sully and Baxter on May 31.

Both teams came in without a win, but the losing streak is now over for the Hawks as sophomore Bray Noun Harder threw five solid innings, and the Hawk offense piled up 12 hits in a 12-1, five-inning win.

The Bolts had four hits at the plate. Derrick Klemme had two of them. Damman had one hit and one steal.

Lindemoen and Nelsen both doubled and Bacon chipped in an RBI.

Thomson started on the mound and took the loss. He allowed eight hits and four walks. Klemme allowed four hits and walked two.

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