Shamrocks bats' show signs of life - End five game skid

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Jake Terchluse rounds first on a one out double in the bottom of the sixth, picking up two RBIs

New Haven, Mo – New Haven came into last night’s game having lost five in a row and had gone scoreless in the last 20 inning.

Last night in the bottom of the sixth inning and the bases loaded, Kyle Ruediger knocked a one out double that scored two runs for the Rocks, putting them ahead 2-1, putting an end to New Haven’s scoring drought.

The sixth inning began with John Carrey reaching on base after an error on St. James’s first basemen.  After Ben Kallmeyer singled to center field and Ross Seitter hit by a pitch, left the bases loaded and Ruediger unloaded with the one out double.

New Haven went on to score five runs in the inning thanks to Jake Terchluse’s one out double, scoring two more runs, making it 4-2.  The Rocks picked up their fifth run off a wild pitch, scoring Blake Eggers. (5-2)

Austin Madden threw his first complete game of the year, giving up two runs on seven hits and striking out three.  Coach Jim Scheer said, “I thought Austin threw extremely well…had good velocity on the ball.  He did what he had to do…made them put the ball in play and let our defense make plays.”

Ben Kallmeyer makes a big time play in the top of the seventh, diving and making the catch for the first out.

With New Haven’s win they snap a five game losing streak and pick up their fifth win improving to 5-7 on the year.

Scheer said, “This was a big win, simply because the past several games we’ve really not been in those games, particularly after the first inning.  We had gotten off to bad starts and we’ve lost by fairly big scores.”

Scheer said, “It’s a conference game and that makes the win a little bigger too.”  New Haven improves to 2-2 in the Four Rivers Conference, defeating Owensville.  Their two losses came against Sullivan and Pacific.

Next week New Haven will travel to Union on Mon., Hermann on Thurs. and Montgomery County for a Friday night game.

NOTE: Last week's scheduled game against St. Clair has been rescheduled for May 9 at New Haven.  Start time will be 4:30 p.m.

Thur. April 13
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 R H E
St. James 0 0 1
0 0 0 1 2 7 3
New Haven
0 0 0 0 0 5 - 5 5 4

Game Notes:

- Terchluse and Ruediger both had 2 RBIs and were one for three on the night

- Kallmeyer and Carrey were both one for three as well.