Post 400 Comets snatched the lead late in their 1-0 victory over Post 2 Jets on Wednesday. The game was tied at zero in the bottom of the fifth when Blake McCarthy doubled, scoring one run.
The pitching was strong on both sides. Post 400 Comets pitchers struck out 10, while Post 2 Jets sat down five.
Keegan Wessels led things off on the hill for Fargo Post 400. They gave up five hits and zero runs over six innings, striking out eight and walking two. A Erickson started the game for Post 2 Jets. The starting pitcher surrendered four hits and one run over six innings, striking out five and walking one. Carson Bevill tossed one inning of no-run ball for the Comets in relief. The righty gave up zero hits, striking out two and walking none.
Calvin Jungling, Gus Pankratz, Wessels, and McCarthy each collected one hit for the Comets. McCarthy went 1-for-2 at the plate as the right-handed hitter led the team with one run batted in.
R Ortez went 2-for-3 at the plate to lead Post 2 Jets in hits. Post 2 Jets were sure-handed and didn't commit a single error. B Morse made the most plays with five.
Gus Pankratz’s Big Day Propels Post 400 Comets Past Post 2 Jets
Gus Pankratz drove in five runs on four hits to lead Post 400 past Post 2 Jets 14-4 on Thursday. Pankratz hit a home run to left field in the fourth inning, scoring three runs, and doubled in the fifth inning, scoring two.
An error put Fargo Post 400 Comets on the board in the bottom of the first.
Post 2 Jets made the score 4-1 in the top of the third after M Grensteiner singled, scoring one run, R Ortez doubled, scoring one run, and Jake Kennedy singled, scoring two runs.
Post 400 tied the game up in the bottom of the third thanks to two singles. Post 400 tied the game at four on a single by Blake McCarthy.
Fargo Post 400 Comets took the lead in the bottom of the fourth. Pankratz homered to left field, scoring three runs, to give Post 400 the upper hand, 7-4.
Fargo Post 400 Comets scored five runs on one hit in the bottom of the fifth inning. McCarthy grounded out, scoring one run, a dropped third strike scored two runs, and Pankratz doubled, scoring two runs.
McCarthy started on the bump for Fargo Post 400. They surrendered seven hits and four runs over five innings, striking out one and walking four. Grensteiner stepped on the bump first for Post 2 Jets. They allowed five hits and four runs (three earned) over three innings, striking out three and walking two. Easton Ebeling tossed one inning of shutout ball for Post 400 in relief. The righty surrendered one hit, striking out one and walking one.
Calvin Jungling led Post 400 with three walks. Overall, the team had a strong eye at the plate, piling up nine walks for the game.
Kennedy went 2-for-3 at the plate to lead Post 2 Jets in hits.