BASEBALL: Nelson, Finkbeiner Help Saline Complete Season Sweep of Skyline

 04/27/2016 - 22:19
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Saline junior Jake Finkbeiner went 3-for-3 with two doubles, a run and RBI.

Saline senior Josh Nelson threw a three-hitter as the Hornets edged Skyline, 3-2, to improve to sweep the season series and improve to 6-0 in the SEC Red.

Nelson struck out eight and walked one. He gave up two unearned runs in the sixth inning.

Skyline pitcher Dawson Horning limited the Hornets to three runs on seven hits.

Jake Finkbeiner continued went 3-for-3 with two doubles and an RBI to pace the Saline attack.

Saline scored in the first when Zach Swartzenberger walked to lead off the game. He stole second and then scored on Finkbeiner’s first double.

Nelson cruised through the first two innings but got into some trouble with back-to-back one-out singles in the bottom of the third. Nelson got Blake Mial to ground out to second and retired Jack Lehker on a flyball.

Saline added another run in the top of the fourth. Finkbeiner, Michael Schuby and Ryan Foley hit consecutive singles to start the inning. Cal Livesay hit into a double play but Finkbeiner scored. Saline led 2-0. In the fifth Saline scored again. Schwartzenberger led off with a single. He took second on a ground out and then went to third on a passed ball. After Zachary Owings walked, Cole Daniels scored Scwartzenberger with a sac fly.

Nelson got into trouble in the sixth. With one out he hit Lehker and walked Darryn Davis. Nelson got the the next hitter on a ground ball. But the next hitter reached base on a Nelson error and two runs scored.

Nelson allowed one batter to reach in the seventh.

He’s gone four outings without giving up an earned run.

2016 SALINE HORNETS (3) AT AA SKYLINE (2)

2016 SALINE HORNETS  AB  R  H BI  AA SKYLINE           AB  R  H BI
Zach Schwartzenberge  3  2  1  0  Blake Mial            3  0  0  0  
Thomas Miller         4  0  0  0  Jack Lehker           2  1  0  0  
Zachary Owings        2  0  0  0  Darryn Davis          2  1  1  0  
Cole Daniels          3  0  0  1  Dawson Horning        3  0  0  0  
Jake Finkbeiner       3  1  3  1  Jacob Push            3  0  0  0  
Michael Schuby        3  0  1  0  Eamon Horwedel        3  0  0  0  
Ryan Foley            3  0  1  0  Marcus Kintz          3  0  0  0  
Cal Livesay           3  0  0  0  Ian Frison            2  0  1  0  
Stevie Kise           3  0  1  0   Dom DiFranco         1  0  0  0  
                                  Sean Haddlesey        3  0  1  0  
TOTALS               27  3  7  2  TOTALS               25  2  3  0

2016 SALINE HORNETS           100 110 0 -- 3  
AA SKYLINE                    000 002 0 -- 2  

LOB--2016 SALINE HORNETS 7, AA SKYLINE 4. ERR--Josh Nelson,
Blake Mial. 2B--Jake Finkbeiner (2), Darryn Davis. HBP--Jack
Lehker. SACF--Cole Daniels. SB--Thomas Miller, Zach
Schwartzenberger, Richard Hovde.

 2016 SALINE HORNETS             IP    H    R   ER   BB   SO   HR
Josh Nelson                    7.00    3    2    0    1    8    0
 AA SKYLINE                 
Dawson Horning                 6.00    7    3    3    3    2    0
Darryn Davis                   1.00    0    0    0    0    1    0

PB--Cal Livesay, Jacob Push. WP--Darryn Davis. SO--Thomas
Miller (2), Stevie Kise, Marcus Kintz (2), Jack Lehker,
Jacob Push, Dawson Horning, Sean Haddlesey, Dom DiFranco,
Eamon Horwedel. BB--Zach Schwartzenberger, Zachary Owings
(2), Darryn Davis.
Tran Longmoore
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