Shamrocks slug their way into State Quarterfinal 22-9

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Seitter dives head first into second after knocking in two runs on a one out double in the third.

New Haven, Mo – New Haven scored 22 runs off 22 hints in Wednesday’s State Sectionals, pounding the Green Ridge Tigers in five innings.

New Haven’s Ross Seitter was a perfect 4-4 from the plate, batting in five runs, crossing home plate four times.  John Carey and Garrett Schoenfeld, each knocked in five runs of their own.

New Haven got off to a rocky start, giving up four runs in the first inning.  Green Ridge’s Axton Harding and Brett Thomas led off with back-to-back singles followed by two New Haven errors and a two out double from Cole Dove, gave the Tigers a quick 4-0 lead.

The Shamrocks answered in the bottom half of the inning, scoring eight runs off nine hits. (8-4) But Green Ridge came right back in the second inning to score three runs, 8-7, in what appeared was going to be a slugfest.

Kyle Ruediger hits a two out double to center field in the bottom of the second.  Ruediger was 3-3, with 2 RBIs and scored twice.

Austin Madden settled into a grove after New Haven added eight more runs in the second, thanks in large part to Schoenfeld’s three run blast to left-center field giving New Haven a 16-7 lead.

Madden finished strong picking up his third straight win in the post season and improving to 8-1 on the year.  Madden gave up nine runs, four of which were unearned, off eight hits, and struck out a season high 11 batters in five innings of work.  Madden helped himself at the plate, ending the night 5-5, with one double and scored four runs.

The biggest key to New Haven winning in five innings is that Madden would be able to throw five innings on Wednesday if needed.

We asked Coach Jim Scheer what he told his team after the game.  Scheer said, “It’s one of those games I wasn’t sure what to say because of how our defense played in the first inning, but I told them, there is one thing I can say…We are one game away from going to the final four.”

New Haven will travel to Sturgeon, Mo on Wednesday to take on the Sturgeon Bulldogs.  Sturgeon is currently 12-6 on year.

We spoke briefly with their head coach, Kevin Hicks, this morning and he said they have a young ball club.  Hicks said, “They start four freshmen, we do not try to do anything fancy…we focus on fundamentals and doing things right.”

The Bulldogs will send their freshman pitcher to the mound for Wednesday night’s game.

Click here for directions and game information on Wednesday's game.

The winner will advance to the Missouri State Final Four in Springfield, Mo May 30 and 31st.

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