The Hutchinson Huskies racked up a pair of road victories this weekend in contrasting styles. The Huskies pummeled the Waverly/Montrose Stingers 24-1 on Saturday and won a tight battle 2-1 against the Loretto Larks on Sunday.
The Huskies offense slowly built its momentum Saturday. It scored a run in the first inning and a leadoff home run by Matthew Piechowski the third helped boost a 3-0 lead. Hutch added three runs in the fourth and two runs in the fifth to grow the advantage to 8-0.
The Huskies then unleashed 13 runs in the sixth inning to blow the game open, including a grand slam by Jayden Fleck. They posted three more runs in the seventh to close out the contest having scored in six of the games seven innings.
Cody Arlt had four hits in the game, and Evan Kohli, Jeremiah Van De Steeg, Caleb Marquardt and Conner Kern each had a double.
Against the Larks, the Huskies earned an early lead an held on for the win. Arlt had a two-out single with the bases loaded to drive in two runs in the first inning for a 2-0 lead. Loretto scored a run on a double in the fifth inning, but didn't get a runner in scoring position the rest of the game.
Kohli and Van De Steeg combined to allow just three hits on the mound.
Hutch is 7-3 overall and 7-2 in the North Star League, one game behind the Delano A's. Hutch next plays at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Howard Lake Orphans.
Hutchinson Huskies 24, Waverly/Montrose Stingers 1 (June 8)
Hutch ... 102 32(13) 3 - 24
W/M ..... 010 000 0 - 1
Batting - J. Fleck 1-5, 3R, 2BB, 4RBI; M. Piechowski 3-7, 3R, 3RBI; E. Kohli 2-4, 4R, HBP, BB; J. Van De Steeg 3-5, 2R, BB, 2RBI; C. Arlt 4-5, 4R, BB, 2RBI; A. Katzenmeyer 1-4, 2R, HBP, BB; K. Macemon 3-4, R, 2RBI; K. Messner 0-0, BB, RBI; C. Marquardt 1-4, 3R, BB, 2RBI; B. Telecky 1-3, 2R, BB, RBI; C. Kern 1-1, 2RBI
2B - Kohli, Van De Steeg, Marquardt, Kern; HR - Fleck, Piechowski
Pitching - C. Kern (W) 6IP-4H-1R-0ER-0BB-2K; J. Fleck 1IP-0H-0R-0ER-0BB-3K
Hutchinson Huskies 2, Loretto Larks 1 (June 9)
Hutch ..... 200 000 000 - 2
Loretto ... 000 010 000 - 1
Batting - J. Fleck 0-4, BB; M. Piechowski 0-3; E. Kohli 1-3, R, BB; J. Wendland 0-3, R, BB; J. Van De Steeg 1-4; C. Arlt 1-4, 2RBI; K. Macemon 0-3, BB; L. Glaser 0-4; C. Marquardt 0-3; M. Reiner 0-1
Pitching - E. Kohli (W) 6IP-3H-1R-1ER-3BB-2K; J. Van De Steeg (SV) 3IP-0H-0R-0ER-0BB-1K