Farwell sweeps Harrison in JPC twinbill
By Ben Murphy
Host Farwell won both games of a Jack Pine Conference baseball doubleheader on Thursday, May 16, topping the Hornets 8-3 and 12-6.
Farwell scored four runs in the bottom of the second inning, and after Harrison plated two runs n the top of the third, the Eagles scored three in the bottom of the fourth and one in the fifth to lead 8-2. The Hornets scored their last run of the game in the top of the seventh inning.
Austin Hickey picked up the win, pitching five innings and giving up two runs, both earned on three hits, one strikeout and two walks. Noah Wilson pitched the final two innings, giving up one run, two hits and one strikeout.
Zach Anderson suffered the loss for Harrison, pitching six innings, giving up eight runs, seven earned on nine hits, five strikeouts and three walks.
Hickey, Jordan Renner and Walter Mosby all had two hits apiece for Farwell, with Hickey adding a double and two RBI. Trent Marhofer had three RBI and a double, with Dylan Brown and Devin Warner had one hit apiece.
Jacob Patterson led Harrison with two hits, with Dylan LaPorte, Allen Poole and Tom Nunnally adding one hit apiece.
In game two, the Eagles scored two runs in the first, four in the second and one in the fourth to lead 7-0. Harrison got back into the game with two runs in the fourth and four in the fifth to pull within 7-5 but Farwell put the game out of reach with a five run sixth inning.
Quincy Crawford was the winning pitcher in game two, pitching three and 2/3 innings, giving up two runs, zero earned on five hits, four strikeouts and four walks. Cameron Otto also pitched, giving up four unearned runs and striking out two batters.
Poole suffered the loss for Harrison, pitching six innings, giving up 12 runs, 10 earned on 11 hits, three strikeouts and seven walks.
Marhofer helped his own cause on offense with four hits, including a double and three RBI. Hickey, Crawford and Mosby all had two hits, with Brown adding a hit and two stolen bases.
Nunnally and Matt Haskell had two hits apiece for Harrison, with Cody Cooper and Poole also getting singles.
Both teams begin play in the Standish-Sterling district next week.