Wright City knocks off New Haven in a nine inning battle

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Schwentker went 3-5 with two RBIs in Wednesday night's game.
Photos by Kyle Quick

New Haven, Mo – Extra innings and three hours later Wright City scored two runs in the top half of the ninth toping New Haven 6-4.

New Haven’s Andrew Schwentker lead the team by knocking in two runs on three of five hitting and Garrett Schoenfeld was solid, giving up three earned runs on just five hits and striking out 12.

Wright City’s first three runs were unearned as they lead 3-0 going into the bottom of the fourth when New Haven scored four runs.  Blake Eggers knocked a one out single to getting the Rocks going.  Schwentker’s two single with the bases loaded put the Rocks ahead, 4-3.

Wright City answered in the fifth by tying it up, 4-4.  The game would stay knotted up at four up until the ninth inning when Wright City would score two runs with two outs.

Schwentker knocked his third hit on the night with one out.  However both Austin Madden and Schoenfeld went down swinging, giving New Haven their  second straight loss on the year.

Schoenfeld pitched nine innings, striking out 12, throwing 132 pitches, 60 percent of them strickes.

Despite New Haven out hitting Wright City 8-5, the Rock’s five errors cost them three runs.  Coach Jim Scheer said, “I am hoping our defense will be one of our strong points but thus far we have struggled at times.  Garrett [Schoenfeld] pitched a great game.”  It is important to note, several of New Haven’s starters missed the first week of practice because of basketball season.

Scheer talked briefly about this year’s team overall saying, “Overall I think we can be descent, Austin Madden is our other pitcher and will do just fine.  The one area we will have to be constant in is our defense.”

Quick Recap

New Haven won their first two games by defeating Barat and Wellsville, 6-3 and 17-7.  Tuesday night they suffered their first loss to Pacific, 14-1.  With Wed. night’s loss the team falls to 2-2 overall.

New Haven will travel to Owensville on Mon. with a 6 p.m. start time.