(Carroll) Timely hits and solid pitching lifted Atlantic past Kuemper, Catholic-Carroll 3-0 Tuesday night in a high school baseball game at Carroll Stadium.
The Trojans showed some depth on the mound after using up their number one and two pitchers Monday night in a double header loss to St. Albert. So it was Tristen Benn Tuesday and the junior right hander tossed a three hit shut-out.
The junior worked in methodical fashion early, retiring the first ten batters he faced before the Knights mustered a hit in the top of the fourth inning. Benn had to work out of only one bases loaded jam in the sixth inning; otherwise he struck out three batters and gave up only one free base in his first win of the season on the hill. The Trojans also played solid defense committing only one error.
Atlantic grabbed a 1-0 lead in the top of the first on Joey Walkers’ triple followed by Brendon Holmes RBI single. They pushed the score to 2-0 in the second when Brody Petersen scored from third on Collin Baker’s RBI fielder’s choice. Seth Nelson scored the third run in the top of the seventh. He led the inning off with a two-bagger; was pushed to third on Zach Nelson’s SAC bunt, and scored moments later on Joey Walkers’ Sacrifice fly to center field. Then Benn closed out the game by shutting down the Knights in order for the 3-0 win.
Atlantic scored thier three runs on nine hits led by Brendon Holmes who finished the night 3-4 with an RBI. Joey Walker went 2-3 with a triple and a single and an RBI. Four others punched out singles including; Logan Steffens, Tyler Thomas, Brody Peterson, and Collin Baker.
Tyler Williams, Ben Hicks and Trevor Feilmeyer each had singles for the 8-15 Kuemper Knights. Atlantic extends their record to 11-7 and travel to Glenwood Thursday night.
Atlantic Head Coach Trace Petersen's post game comments
June 24, 2014