Class 3A Substate 6, First Round
Friday, July 16, 2021, at Ballard
Benton 9, Ballard 5
BC 003 051 0 - 9 B 100 030 1 - 5
Benton Community (13-22) defeated Ballard (18-13) in Class 3A Substate 6 baseball action on Friday, July 16. Benton had nine hits, walked four times and had seven strikeouts. Cade Timmerman was 2 for 4 with two home runs and four RBIs. Easton Patterson was one for three. Landen Schmuecker was 1 for 3. Aiden Albertsen was 1 for 3. Evan Daugherty was 1 for 4 with a double and two RBIs. Cael Kaestner was 1 for 3 with a double and one RBI. Aidan Thompson was 1 for 4 with a double. Casey Gallagher was 1 for 4. The team had one error. Timmerman picked up with win on the mound, throwing seven innings, allowing 14 hits, five runs (four earned), walking one and striking out eight.
Benton plays North Polk (21-11) on Monday, July 19, at North Polk High School, Alleman. On the other side of the bracket are No. 1 Marion (32-6) and Center Point-Urbana (17-18), who also play on July 19. The substate final is Wednesday, July 21, at a site to be determined.