Monday, June 6, 2022, at Clear Creek Amana
BC 010 100 1 - 3 CCA 301 010 x - 5
Benton had eight hits in the first game. Jordan Thys was 1 for 4. Casey Gallagher was 2 for 4. Lane Kaestner was 1 for 4. Easton Patterson was 2 for 4 with a double. Wyatt Rinderknecht was 1 for 3. Cael Kaestner was 1 for 3 with a double and one RBI. Benton had three errors. Zane Frese took the loss, throwing 4 2/3 innings, allowing four hits, five runs (three earned), walked five, hit one batter and struck out five. Colby Lennie threw for 1 1/3 innings, allowed no hits or runs, and walked one.
BC 200 00 - 2 CCA 000 93 - 12
Clear Creek Amana won the second game in five innings. Benton had one hit from Lane Kaestner, who had a two-run home run. They had four errors. Lane Kaestner threw for 3 3/3 innings, allowed seven hits, nine runs (four earned), walked two, hit one batter and struck out one in the loss. Thys threw for one-third of an inning, allowed one hit, walked one and struck out one. Gallagher allowed two hits, three runs (two earned), hit one batter and struck out one. Rinderknecht threw for one out and allowed one hit.
Thursday, June 9, 2022, at Van Horne
M 200 012 000 000 - 5 BC 004 000 100 001 - 6
Benton won the first game they hosted against Marion, 6-5, in 12 innings. Benton had nine hits. Thys was 1 for 5 with one RBI. Zane Frese was 1 for 6. Gallagher was 4 for 5. Lane Kaestner was 1 for 4 with one RBI. Patterson was 1 for 5 with a triple and one RBI. Rinderknecht had one RBI. Cael Kaestner was 1 for 4. Benton had three errors. Winning pitcher Jordan Thys threw for seven innings, allowed five hits, two runs (one earned), walked two, hit two batters, and struck out six. Rinderknecht threw for five innings, allowed four hits, three runs (two earned), walked two, hit one batter and struck out two.
M 420 210 201 - 12 BC 202 510 102 - 13
The second game took nine innings for the one-run victory. Benton had 12 hits. Thys was 1 doe 5. Zane Frese was 2 for 5 with a double. Gallagher was 3 for 6 with a double and two RBIs. Lane Kaestner was 3 for 5 with three RBIs. Cael Kaestner was 2 for 5 with one RBI. Lennie had two RBIs. Blake Daugherty was 1 for 3. Rinderknecht also had one RBI. They had two errors. Benton had four pitchers. Gallagher threw for 1 1/3 inning, allowed seven hits, six earned runs and walked two. Patterson threw for 1 1/3 inning, allowed no hits, two earned runs, walked three and hit one batters. Lennie picked up the win, threw 5 2/3 innings, allowing eight hits, four earned runs, hit one batter and struck out six. Ryan Finn threw for two-thirds of an inning, allowed one hit, walked one and struck out one.
Friday, June 10, 2022, at Van Horne
VS 000 020 - 2 BC 261 003 - 12
The Bobcats won in six innings in a non-conference game against Vinton-Shellsburg. Benton had nine hits. Thys was 2 for 5 with a double and three RBIs. Frese was 1 for 4 with one RBI. Gallagher was 1 for 4 with a triple and one RBI. Patterson was 1 for 3 with a double and two RBIs. Cael Kaestner was 1 for 3. Evan Daugherty was 1 for 2. Lennie was 1 for 2. The team had two errors. Aidan Thompson earned the win, throwing for five innings, allowing one hit two earned runs, walking five, hit one batter and struck out five. Finn threw for one inning, allowed no hits or runs, and struck out one.
Benton (8-10) travels to Vinton-Shellsburg (0-15) for conference action on Monday, June 13. They host Grinnell (18-1) on Tuesday, June 14. Conference action resumes Thursday, June 16, when Benton hosts Maquoketa (3-10). On Friday, June 17, Benton hosts Iowa City Regina (9-5) for a single game at 7:30 p.m.