There's nothing like returning to the Light Capital Diamond to end an eight-game losing streak, and that's what the McPherson Pipeliners did after a 13-7 win over the Park City Rangers on Monday.
Carter Hohn started on the mound for the Pipeliners and finished with seven strikeouts and allowed five hits and one walk.
"The fastball command was really good, and I was able to go in and out anytime I wanted. I threw hard, and that's about it," Hohn said.
The Pipeliners outhit the Rangers 18-7. Eight Pipeliners each had at least two hits. Jarred Uyeda led with three. Aaron Eshelman had three RBIs.
The Pipeliners got off to a fast start on offense after Jake Selco scored a two-run homer to get them on the board. Selco was 2-for-5 at the plate.
"I was just looking for a fastball, and I was trying to put the best swing in it that I could," Selco said.
The Pipeliner's offense continued when Chris Sanchez hit a double to set up the second inning. Eshelman got a base hit that scored two runs. Leadoff hitter, Daniel Arroyo, hit a RBI single, bringing the score to 5-1.
The Rangers scored off of an error in the third inning. The Pipeliners got out of the inning by getting a runner out on second base. Both the Pipeliners and the Rangers went scoreless for three straight innings.
McPherson's newly recruit Kevin Fleisher scored a two-run homer to bring the score to 7-2. Julian Hunt, who was pinch-hitting, scored off of a wild pitch.
Austin Jentzsch came in to pitch in the seventh inning. He allowed five runs, which included a three-run homer, to bring the score to 9-7.
Selco scored off of Grant Plunkett's base hit to extend the Pipeliners lead. The Pipeliners went on to score three more runs in the inning to bring the score to 13-7. Rey Lazano came in as the closer in the top eight, allowing zero runs.
"Aside from the one bad inning, we did everything well tonight," Pipeliners Head Coach Chris Dawson said. "We're going to take this win and build off of it moving forward."
Monday's win brings the Pipeliners to a 5-11 record. The Pipeliners are back in action at home as they will take on The Kansas Cannons on Tuesday.