Miners grab Region 8 win
Sometimes a rough start is a good thing. Well, maybe only if you win. For Josh Remmick, that’s what happened last Friday when the Miners grabbed an 11-1 win in the Region 8 game of Beulah’s and Washburn-Wilton-Center-Stanton’s doubleheader in Beulah.
The sophomore pitcher didn’t start well on Friday, giving up a leadoff single and hitting the second batter he faced. Then things got even more troublesome as the sophomore pitcher gave up two steals, putting runners on second and third with no outs.
Even though Remmick was in trouble early, he did have one thing going his way: he was up 0-2 in the count on the third batter, Christian Thompson. Thompson made contact with the ball but it resulted in a grounder to third baseman Landon Battest, senior, for the Miners’ first out of the game.
Remmick retired the next batter, Danny Henke, senior, on a grounder and looked like he was going to pull a Houdini escape in the first inning. But before he could get one more magic pitch to result in a grounder it got away and entered the dirt, allowing a Brandon Jenkins, sophomore, score.
The next pitch didn’t flutter away from Remmick and he retired Karson Backer, freshman, on a grounder to second base, ending the inning.
The Miners didn’t let WWCS keep their one-run lead in the bottom frame. They loaded the bases and scored on two wild pitches by Christian Thompson, grabbing a 2-1 lead after one inning. The second inning was opposite the first and both pitchers looked to be in control, not allowing any runs.
The rest of the way was all Miners, though. The Beulah Miners scored every inning they batted in and WWCS didn’t tally another run. The Miners got two runs in the bottom of the third – one off a Devin Sardelli RBI, and another off an error.
In the fourth inning things kept going the Miners’ way. An error gave them a 5-1 lead, then Cole Messerschmidt hit a two-run single making the score 7-1. From there, things continued to favor the Miners and they won 11-1.