Hazen Legion Post 189 moves to 4-2 on year
By Jarann Johnson
Hazen starter Peyton Leintz had an impressive pitching line – 9 strikeouts, 2 walks – but had some struggles with control. Leintz hit three batters Monday vs. Burlington but it wasn’t enough to derail Hazen from grabbing their fourth win of the season.
Leintz started the game strongly striking out the first batter and retiring Burlington’s No. 2-hitter. Then Leintz’s hot start took a turn. Leintz hit Arron Grandy with a pitch. Jarett Vendsel made Leintz pay for the mistake by hitting a one-run double.
Leintz didn’t lose his focus after the mishap and ended the inning with a strikeout.
Hazen picked up their pitcher in the bottom of the first scoring two runs. Chase Bruner, Hazen’s No. 5-hitter, hit a 2-run double with two outs. Bruner’s clutch at-bat put Hazen up 2-1 heading into the second inning.
Both pitchers pitched scoreless frames in the second inning and it looked like they were headed for scoreless innings in the third but Burlington committed an error. Burlington’s error allowed Hazen to score one run.