After losing to the Park City Rangers on Tuesday night, the McPherson Pipeliners settled the score in the next day after a 10-5 victory over the Rangers after recording 14 hits and seven RBIs.
Despite giving up 11 total walks, the Pipeliners only gave up two hits against the Rangers' batters. Harry Park started on the mound for McPherson and managed to pitch four scoreless innings until the fifth where he surrendered three runs. Two of the runs were breaking balls. Ethan Wilson would take over in the fifth as the relieved pitcher, and then later on Corey Steward to close out the game.
"I think all around the board we did pretty well," head coach Caleb Hartman said. "Obviously our pitching is coming around, still not where it needs to be, so we have to pitch better to win more ball games."
Pipeliners got off to a strong start in the first inning after putting up four runs over the Rangers. After scoring a run off an RBI single by Nick Roets, Cody Starkel gets an RBI double that would send three runners home. Pipeliners scored one more in the second inning off a sacrifice-fly from Carson Davis, and one more run in the fourth. After the Rangers scored three runs, the Pipeliners responded back after Marcus McDaniel hit a solo home run in the bottom of the sixth. Davis led the Pipeliners with three hits and tied for two RBIs with Starkel.
"I think it was a great performance by our team," Davis said after the game. "I think everyone was seeing the ball well, especially facing a guy that wasn't overpowering, having to adjust to that, I feel like everybody adjusted well. I just feel we have a great group of guys, everyone is picking up the pitchers well. We're swinging it well off bad pitches."
The Pipeliners improved their record to 4-5 of the season. They are back at Light Capital Stadium to face the Kansas Cannons Thursday night, June 14, at 7 p.m.
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