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Prep Baseball: Rangers rattle off five straight wins

  • Reid Baumgarte struck out six and allowed one run on 10 hits in Benton's win over Harrisburg last week in SIRR Ohio action.

    Reid Baumgarte struck out six and allowed one run on 10 hits in Benton's win over Harrisburg last week in SIRR Ohio action.
    JEFF JONES | For The News

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updated: 4/26/2022 8:44 AM

Harrisburg out hit Benton 10-6 Tuesday in an SIRR Ohio clash at Jay Thompson Field, but a late surge by the Rangers pushed them to a 4-1 win.
After Harrisburg went up 1-0 in the first when Jackson Pittman scored on Riley King's groundout to shortstop, Benton rallied for a run in the third, two in the fifth and one run in the sixth inning.
Benton tied the game at 1 when Evan Munoz scored in the top of the third on an Issac Billington double to center field.
In the fifth inning, Reid Baumgarte scored after leading off in the inning reaching via error and Munoz scored on Tyle Chamness' ground out.
In the sixth, Chase Thomas doubled to left field, scoring Asher Wynat.
Munoz led the Rangers at the plate, going 2-for-3 with two runs scored, while Chamness, Wyant, Thomas and Billington all had one hit.
Thomas and Billington each finished with an RBI, while Wyant and Baumgarte each scored one run.
Pittman paced Harrisburg at the plate, finishing 3-for-3 with a run scored and Brendan Bergan was 2-for-3.
Ethan Golish, Riley King, Braden Burtis, Luke Miller and Bryant Lester all had one hit, while leaving nine runners on base.
Pittman took the loss on the bump for Harrisburg, going six innings, allowing four runs (two earned) on five hits, while striking out 10 and walking one.
Noah Arnold came on in relief and allowed one hit, while striking out one.
Reid Baumgarte got the win for Benton, working 6.2 innings and allowing one run on 10 hits, while striking out six and walking one.
Following the win over Harrisburg, Benton rattled off four more dubs, knocking off Vienna 13-0 last Wednesday and beat Massac County 12-4 & 10-4 on back-to-back days. The Rangers capped off the week with a 10-0 home win over Pinckneyville.
In the win over Vienna, Reid Baumgarte, Tyler Chamness and Chase Thomas all had two-hit days as Thomas and Chamness drove in a co-teaam-high three runs. Baumgarte (2-for-3) had two RBI, while Thomas had one.
Issac Billington, Mason Tieffel, Asher Wyant and Aiden Peach each had one hit.
Evan Munoz, Thomas and Baumgarte all scored two runs, while Jacob Kinsman, Lukas Wilson, D. Stubblefield, Seth Tate, Chamness, Tieffel and Wyant all scored one run.
Tate picked up his first win of the year, going four innings and giving up three hits, while striking out three.
In the 12-4 win over Massac County, Benton had 12 hits on the day as Baumgarte, Chamness and Tieffel each had two hits, while Kinsman, Thomas, Billington, Wyant, Munoz and Tate each had one.
Billington drove in a game-high two runs, while Baumgarte, Kinsman, Thomas, Tieffel, Wyant and Tate all had an RBI.
Baumgarte, Chamness, Thomas and Wilson all had two runs scored, while Tieffel, Munoz, Tate and Josh Owens all scored one run.
Tieffel picked up the win, going 6.2 innings and allowing four runs (two earned) on three hits, while striking out five and walking four.
In the 10-4 win over the Patriots, Benton used three pitches as Wyant picked up the win.
Baumgrate got the start and was relieved by Kinsman, who went 2.2 innings and struck out six. Wyant pitched 4.1 innings and allowed four runs on six hits, while striking out four and walking four.
At the plate, Benton pounded out 10 hits as Tiefeel led the charge going 2-for-3 with two runs scored.
Kinsman had a team-high two RBI, while going 1-for-2 with a run scored.
Kinsman wrapped up the weekend with a 3-for-3 performance at the plate against Pinckneyville with a home run, a double and six RBI day and one runs scored.
Chamness was 2-for-4 with two runs scored against the Panthers, while Baumgarte, Billington and Tate all had one hit.
Baumgarte, Collin Hill and Grant Owens all saw mound time with Hill picking up the win. Hill pitched three innings and allowed four hits, while striking out three and walking two. Owens pitched two innings, striking out four.