Platte Canyon High School baseball played Arrupe Jesuit Generals after spring break. The game was moved as a home game. The Huskies won 18-6. The Huskies played at The Academy Wildcats Thursday, April 4. The Wildcats won 11-1. Saturday, April 6, Clear Creek Golddiggers beat the Huskies 15-1.
Huskies versus Generals
The Generals scored one run in the top of the first. Brandon Patterson tripled and scored on a steal home. The game was tied at one after one inning.
With two outs and three runs scored, Hunter Hewitt came in to pitch for Austin Hart. Hall struck out six in two and two thirds inning. He had two dropped third strikes and the batter was safe at first each time. The Generals scored four runs in the top of the second. Hewitt struck out one batter.
Gage Nelson and Jacob Despain singled to start the inning. Nelson to third and Despain to second on steals. With one out, Allan Hardey singled. Nelson scored and Despain to third. Hardey went to second on a passed ball. Josh Rummelhart singled, Despain scored and Hardey went to third.
Rummelhart to second and Hardey scored on a passed ball. Rummelhart went to third on a steal. Hewitt walked and went to second on a steal. Patterson singled. Hewitt and Patterson scored. Hart singled. The Huskies went ahead 6-5 after two innings.
The Generals were held in the top of the third. Hewitt struck out three batters. Nelson singled and went to second on a steal. Despain grounded out and Nelson went to third. Dominic Schubert doubled and Nelson scored. Schubert went to third on a steal.
Hardey walked and went to second on a steal. Rummelahart doubled, Schubert and Hardey scored. Rummelhart went to third on a steal. Hewitt walked. Patterson grounded out and Rummelhart scored.The Huskies led 10-5 after three innings.
The Generals scored one in the top of the fourth. Hewitt struck out one more batter. The Huskies were held in the bottom of the fourth. It was 10-6 after four innings.
Hewitt struck out two more batters as the Generals were held again. With one out, Rummelhart singled and went to second on a steal. Hewitt walked. Patterson was hit by a pitch. Hart hit a sacrifice fly. Rummelhart scored, Hewitt to third. Patterson went to second on a steal. Hewitt scored on a steal home. Colbe Kelly singled, Patterson scored. Kelly went to second and then third on steals.
Nelson and Despain both walked. Elijah Giles singled, Kelly and Nelson both scored and Despain went to third. Hardey hit a three-run home run. That put the Huskies ahead 18-6. The game ended in the fifth inning due to the ten-run mercy rule.
“The win against Arrupe Jesuit was a good one,” Coach Kelly Kirkpatrick said. “I was satisfied that everyone in the lineup contributed in some way. Hunter Hewitt did an amazing job on the mound and Josh Rummelhart, Brandon Patterson and Allan Hardey a big day at the plate.
“Younger, less experienced players like Kevin Koher, Elijah Giles and Dominic Schubert also played well and got their first real taste of contributing at the varsity level. Gage Nelson and Colbe Kelly also contributed at the plate, and that was nice to see.”
“We started slow,” freshman Allan Hardey said. “We came back and that is what matters. We got it out of our heads, referring to the Generals’ four-run second. I got a curve ball down low and hit it out.”
Huskies versus Wildcats
Rummelhart singled and went to third on a double by Hewitt. Patterson grounded out and Rummelhart scored. The Wildcats scored one in the bottom of the first. The game was tied at one after the first inning.
The Huskies were held in the top of the second. The Wildcats scored five and led 6-1 after two innings.
A double by Hardey was all the Huskies could do in the top of the third.
The Wildcats made it 8-1 with two runs in the bottom of the third.
The Huskies were held again. The Wildcats scored three runs in the bottom of the fourth. That made it 11-1 after four innings.
The Huskies needed one run to keep the game going. A single by Giles was all they could do. The game ended due to the ten-run mercy rule and the Wildcats won 11-1.
“We had an unfortunate situation early with Hunter Hewitt getting hit in the hand on the mound and sort of hurt our momentum,” Kirkpatrick said.
“Academy was a very good team, though, and we would have had to play much better than we did to have changed the outcome. We started off really well and then their pitcher settled in and we were unable to get momentum offensively through the entire game. It was a tough loss, but there is no time to harp on it with Clear Creek waiting on Saturday.”
Huskies versus Golddiggers
The Huskies were held in the top of the first. The Golddiggers scored six in the bottom of the first and led 6-0 after the first inning.
The Huskies could not get their offense going. The Golddiggers scored eight runs in the bottom of the second. Patterson struck out two batters. Hart in to pitch for Patterson struck out one batter. The Golddiggers led 14-0 after two innings.
The third inning was scoreless. Hardey came in to pitch and struck out two batters. It was still 14-0 after three innings.
Rummelhart singled and went to second on a steal. Hart doubled and Rummelhart scored. The Golddiggers scored one in the bottom of the fourth and led 15-1 after four innings. Hardey struck out three more batters.
The Huskies were held in the top of the fifth. The game was over due to the ten-run mercy rule.
“Clear Creek’s pitcher dominated our kids today,” Kirkpatrick said. “He kept us off balance with breaking balls. Whereever we hit the ball, Clear Creek’s defense was terrific.”
The Huskies had another busy week. They were at Lyons Monday, April 8, home against Front Range Christian Wednesday, April 10 and will be at Dawson Saturday, April 13.