Miller outscores Teeners in 15-10 game
By Jay Davis
The Mobridge Teeners got their offense going, but could not keep up as they lost a 15-10 game in Miller on Saturday.
“Offensively our bats were rolling,” said coach Cordell Good Shield. “Defensively we still have to learn how to think baseball.”
Miller jumped out early with three runs in the first inning. Mobridge came right back with a four-run second only to have Miller take an 11-4 with four runs in the bottom half of the second and four more in the third.
The Teeners kept battling. They scored one run in the fourth and two in the fifth before a three-run sixth inning cut the Miller lead to 11-10.
The home team responded again and put the game away with four runs in the sixth inning.
Mobridge rapped out 11 hits. Stone Jensen hit two doubles and scored two runs. Josh Chase had two hits, two RBIs and scored two runs. Carson Keller added a triple and single. Killian Warner, Sam Good Shield, Caleb Dockter, Jordan Bachmeier and Jaden Schilling all added hits.
Keller and Brady Greger handled the pitching duties for the Teeners.
The top of the Miller batting order did a lot of damage with the top four hitters combining for 10 hits and 14 runs. Jarek Kindle was four-for-five and scored four runs. Trever Bruggeman had two hits and scored four times. Steven Fernholtz and Corey Breland added two hits and three runs each. Breland hit a bases-clearing triple in the second and added RBIs in the third and sixth.
Both teams held pitching tryouts in the non-regulation game. A bevy of walks was issued from both sides before Miller won a 29-16 game. Nathan Bauer and Good Shield scored three runs each for Mobridge. Bauer had two hits.
Rookie pitching gave up a combined 36 walks in the game.
The Teeners have some time off to work on their game before making their home debut on Tuesday, July 1, when they host Eureka-Selby at 6 p.m. at Legion Memorial Field.
“We have to get the kids to flip that switch,” said Good Shield. “Once we get more experience, we’ll be all right.”