Pitchers duel in low-scoring affair
The Post 9 Rangers fell to Stevens Point in regional competition in a pitchers duel. Both teams were strong on the mound July 21, but the Sixers were just a little bit stronger at the plate in a 3-2 victory over the Post 9 Rangers 18U.
Ethan Peters started the game for the Post 9 Rangers 18U and recorded 17 outs, but the Rangers lost despite out-hitting Sr. Sixers six to three.
JD Schultz pitched the Sixers to victory. He allowed six hits and two runs over six innings, striking out four. Reese Gaber threw one inning in relief out of the bullpen.
Peters took the loss for Post 9 Rangers 18U. He lasted five and two-thirds innings, allowing three hits and three runs while striking out eight.
Post 9 Rangers 18U scattered six hits in the game. Jake Mancl and Donovan Brandl all had multiple hits for Post 9 Rangers 18U. Brandl and Mancl each managed two hits to lead the Rangers.
The Sixers were sure-handed in the field and didn’t commit a single error. Jacob Danielsen had the most chances in the field with four.
Rapids faces Plover next at 4 p.m. on July 22.