Benton and Belle Plaine open their baseball seasons

Boys’ baseball

Monday, May 15, 2023, at Van Horne

Benton (1-0) 7, Belle Plaine (0-1) 0

BP 000 000 0 – 0
BC 105 001 x – 7

Belle Plaine had three hits for the night. Will Sankot was 1 for 3. Nate Hoover was also 1 for 3, as was Keaton Parrott. The team had eight strikeouts. Kanyon Schwab stole one base. The team had three errors. Losing pitcher Keaton Parrott threw for three innings, allowed four hits, six runs (four earned), walked four, hit two batters and struck out three. Nate Hoover threw for two innings, allow no hits, walked one and struck out two. Ty Alcott threw for one innings, allowed one hit, one earned run, onee and struck out two.

Benton had five hits. Jordan Thys was 1 for 1. Evan Daugherty was 1 for 2. Lane Kaestner was 1 for 4 and had one RBI. Wyatt Rinderknecht was 1 for 2, with one RBI. Ryan Finn was 1 for 3 with two RBIs. Blake Daugherty was 1 for 3 with one RBI. Benton had seven strikeouts. They also had seven stolen bases, led by Rinderknecht with two. With one each were Jordan Thys, Evan Daugherty, Easton Patterson, Blake Daugherty and Dawson Rozek. The team had two errors. Jordan Thys started and picked up the win, throwing for five innings, allowing three hits, no runs, walking one and striking out six. Drew Fillenworth threw for two innings, allowed no hits, walked one and struck out two.

Benton travels to Union on Wednesday, May 17, hosts Linn-Mar on Thursday, May 18, and hosts Marshalltown on Friday, May 19.

Belle Plaine travels to Sigourney on Monday, May 22, travels to English Valleys on Wednesday, May 24, and hosts Iowa Valley on Friday, May 25 at Franklin Park.

Belle Plaine’s Kanyon Schwab is ready to catch the ball at second in non-conference action against Benton.
Jordan Thys threw Benton to a win over Belle Plaine at Van Horne on Monday, May 5, in Van Horne.

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