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DAVENPORT – What started as a hot night in Davneport weather wise, ended up being a hot night for offense during a senior legion baseball game.
Tuesday night the temps were high, the humidity made it sticky, and the bats came alive as the Brunning-Davenport-Shickley Eagles hosted the Sutton Mustangs, a foe they knew very well.
This was the third match up of these two teams this season as Sutton has come out the victor is both previous games, this result, would be no different as Sutton won 12-4.
Micah Dolnicek started on the hill for BDS and had an easy first inning giving up only one single to a Mustang team who has dominated them offensively in the previous two meetings.
The second inning, is when things fell apart for BDS. After giving off a leadoff double to Nathan Drudik, Dolnicek intentionally walked Garrett Nuse who has hit BDS well, to get to Sam Nuse. Nuse then singled. Dolnicek then stuck out Jackson Perrien, and Brett Simonsen, the ninth-place hitter, reached on an error by shortstop Jackson Grote, who ended the night with four errors.
That’s when it unwound. With two outs, Sutton rallied with 3 singles, a hit-batsman, and scored five runs. Dolnicek was pulled before he could finish the second inning having given up five hits, five runs, bocked twice, one wild pitch, and recorded one strikeout.
Caden Norder who was playing first base came in to pitch and did so until the sixth inning. By the end of the third inning, it was 9-1 Sutton.
BDS continued to be their own worst enemies all night long as they committed 5 errors, all in the infield, and couldn’t move runners when they were in scoring position throughout the game.
Sutton’s Will Reeson got the win, although his performance was less than stellar, considering he came into the game with a 1.73 ERA.
Reeson ended up pitching five innings, allowing six hits, four earned runs, and walked six, while striking out three.
His battery mate, Chandler Stone was player of the game, if the award was given. Stone went 3-4 on the game.
BDS started a comeback in the bottom of the fifth as Reeson was showing signs of fatigue. He gave up three runs in the inning, but it was too little, too late.
The top of the sixth Garrett Nuss hit a two run home run to left field, and although it was dramatic, it ended up being icing on the cake, and just enough to put Sutton head by eight again.
Bottom of the sixth, one last chance for BDS as James Greiss came in to pitch, but he got out of the inning, the eight-run rule was in effect, and there was no seventh inning as Sutton won for the third time this season against BDS, 12-4.