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Jasper County Tribune

Tigerhawks edge Bolts in extras

COLFAX — Zarek Hill was hit by a pitch in the eighth inning, stole second base and eventually scored on an error as Colfax-Mingo downed Baxter 2-1 in eight innings during a non-conference game on July 5.

The Bolts tied the game with a run in the top of the seventh.

Carter Nelsen pitched the first seven innings for the Bolts (6-15). He allowed one unearned run on two hits, struck out 11 and walked three.

Cole Damman took the loss after allowing an earned run in the bottom of the eighth inning.

“Carter (Nelsen) is one of the best three pitchers we have faced this season,” Colfax-Mingo coach Brian Warrick said. “He was impressive.”

The Tigerhawks (8-10) had three hits, one each from Brady Berkey, Cole Bracewell and Colton Lind. Bracewell, Hill and Zach Steenhoek also drew walks.

Hill was hit by two pitches in the game. In the first inning, he was hit by a pitch, stole second and then scored from second base on Berkey’s RBI groundout.

Hill started on the mound and allowed no runs on three hits with one strikeout in 3 1/3 innings.

Trystin Ross earned the win after allowing one earned run on six hits with 10 strikeouts and two walks in the final 4 2/3 innings.

Damman and Derrick Klemme had two hits apiece at the plate for Baxter. Cody Damman had one hit, walked once and scored the team’s only run.

Cole Damman and Brendyn Padget both walked once, while Nelsen, Padget, Ian Thomson and Jake Travis also had one hit apiece. Cody Damman stole two bases.

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