Hutchinson CC Sports Information
LEE'S SUMMIT, Mo. – The Hutchinson Community College baseball team combined for 31 runs, 25 hits to open a four-game series with Longview Community College on Thursday with a pair of blowout victories.
Freshman Mike Brown tossed another complete game as the Blue Dragons run-ruled the Lakers 11-1 in the first game. The Blue Dragons then pounded out 17 hits and had three different batters with three RBIs as Hutch blew out Longview 20-6 in Game 2.
The Blue Dragons are now a season-high seven games over .500 at 24-17. Hutchinson and Longview close out the four-game set with a doubleheader on Friday beginning at 1 p.m. at Longview.
GAME 1 RECAP
Brown followed his two-hit shutout last week against Garden City with his second-straight complete game on Thursday.
Not allowing a hit through the first three innings, Brown's first hit allowed was a leadoff home run to Dalton Bealmer to open the fourth inning. Brown allowed just three hits, one earned run and two walks with four strikeouts.
The Blue Dragons led 5-1 through four innings and exploded for six runs in the sixth. Zion Bowling had a two-run double and the Dragons got a bases-loaded hit by pitch to Logan Sartori and bases-loaded walks to Bobby Morgensen and Garrett Stephens to lead 11-1.
Hutchinson had eight hits, but took advantage of eight hit by pitches and seven walks by two Longview pitchers.
Zack Baxley led Hutchinson offensively with 3 for 5 at the plate, including two doubles and a two-run single in the fourth inning.
Stephens was 1 for 2 with a two-run home run in the first inning and three RBIs. Sartori had a double in four at-bats with two runs scored. Morgensen was on base five hits with a single, three hit by pitches and an RBI bases-loaded walk.
GAME 2 RECAP
The Blue Dragons reached the 20-run mark for the second time this season as five Hutch players had multi-hit games and seven had multi-RBI games.
Sartori had his fourth four-hit game of the season going 4 for 6 with a double and three runs scored.
Morgensen was on base in 6 of 7 plate appearances, going 3 for 6 with a two-run double, three RBIs two runs and a stolen base. Ryan Moritz, Brock Schaffer, Julian Rip and Ryan Stoecklein all had two hits.
Scott Wolverton drove in three runs with a bases-loaded walk and two-run double. Stoecklein hit his third home run of the season and had three RBIs.
Mason Palmier evened his pitching record at 2-2 with five innings of work for the victory. Palmier gave up a pair of three-run innings in the first and fifth innings.