The Roland-Story baseball team dropped a doubleheader to Martensdale-St. Mary’s Monday, June 12.
The Norsemen kept the second game close in a 3-2 loss. Colby Gray went three innings, giving up three runs on six hits, before Dylan Matheason and Jakob Pitman came on to shut down the Blue Devils. All three pitchers are sophomores.
Nolan Bell had an RBI for the Norsemen, the other run was unearned. The Blue Devils took a 3-1 lead in the second inning and would not give it up.
The Norsemen lost the first game 7-0.
Vs. Centerville in doubleheader
An early lead helped Roland-Story defeat Centerville 15-8 on Saturday, June 10. The Norsemen scored on a double by Derek Staker, a double by Caleb Schlatter, a single by Jakob Pitman, a triple by Landon Greiner, a single by Jake Ford, a triple by Nathan Bell, a triple by Nick Stole and a groundout by Jon Sansgaard in the second inning.
Both offenses were strong at the plate as Roland-Story collected 18 hits and Centerville 10.
Centerville captured the lead in the first inning. Rinehardt grounded out, scoring one run.
Roland-Story took the lead for good with nine runs in the second inning. In the second Derek Staker doubled off of Mathews, driving in one run, Caleb Schlatter doubled off of Mathews, driving in two runs, Jakob Pitman singled off of Mathews, driving in one run, Landon Greiner tripled off of Mathews, driving in one run, Jake Ford singled off of Mathews, driving in one run, Nathan Bell tripled off of Mathews, driving in one run, Nick Stole tripled off of Mathews, driving in one run, and Jon Sansgaard grounded out, scoring one run.
Centerville scored three runs in the third inning.
Stole, Ford, Bell, Zach Shadlow and Pitman each collected multiple hits for Roland-Story. Shadlow, Pitman, Bell and Schlatter each drove in two runs to lead Roland-Story Norsemen Varsity.
In the other game, the Norsemen had trouble keeping up with Centerville in a 14-1 loss.
Aaron Craig took the loss for Roland-Story. He tossed three and a third innings, allowing nine runs, nine hits and striking out three.
Nathan Bell went 2-for-2 at the plate to lead Roland-Story in hits.
Vs. South Hamilton
The Norsemen took the lead late in the game in an 11-8 victory over South Hamilton on Friday, June 9. Roland-Story was down 8-7 in the top of the fifth inning when Zach Shadlow singled off of Klonglan, driving in two runs.
The Norsemen earned the victory despite allowing South Hamilton to score six runs in the fourth inning. Roland-Story took an early lead in the first inning. Nathan Bell drove in one when he singled in the first inning.
The Norsemen had nine hits in the game. Bell and Zach Shadlow each collected multiple hits for Roland-Story. Shadlow and Bell each managed two hits to lead the team. Jon Sansgaard led Roland-Story with three stolen bases, as they ran wild on the base paths with nine stolen bases.
Roland-Story watched the game slip away early and couldn’t recover in a 2-0 loss to Gilbert on Wednesday, June 7. Gilbert scored on a triple by Holck in the second inning.
The pitching was strong on both sides. Gilbert pitchers struck out three, while Roland-Story sat down two
Gilbert took an early lead in the second inning. Holck tripled on a 1-0 count in the second inning, scoring one run.
One bright spot for Roland-Story was a single by Landon Greiner in the first inning.
Chasey earned the win for Gilbert. He went seven innings, giving up zero runs, three hits, striking out three, and walking one. Dylan Matheason took the loss for Roland-Story. He threw four and two-thirds innings, surrendering two runs and four hits.
Greiner, Matthew Weaver and Zach Shadlow each managed one hit to lead Roland-Story.
Vs. South Central Calhoun
Matthew Weaver didn’t allow a single run as Roland-Story defeated South Central Calhoun 3-0 on Tuesday, June 6. Weaver allowed just two hits and struck out Newbaum to end the game.
The pitching was strong on both sides. Matthew Weaver struck out ten, while hurlers for South Central Calhoun sat down seven.
Roland-Story captured the lead in the second inning. Jon Sansgaard grounded out, scoring one run.
A single by McAlister in the second inning was a positive for South Central Calhoun.
Weaver earned the win for the Norsemen. He tossed seven innings, surrendering zero runs, two hits, striking out ten, and walking one. McAlister took the loss for South Central Calhoun. He went five and a third innings, surrendering three runs, six hits, and striking out five.
Sansgaard, Derek Staker and Caleb Schlatter each drove in one run to lead the team. Roland-Story was sure-handed in the field and didn’t commit a single error. Nick Stole had the most chances in the field with 12.
South Central Calhoun was sure-handed and didn’t commit a single error. Newbaum made the most plays with seven.