Leo Istas, VFW commander, threw the ceremonial first pitch at the Outlaw Teener game at Highmore last Wednesday.
Outlaws dominate Highmore
The Outlaw Teener baseball team hosted Highmore last Wednesday evening taking the sweep. The evening started with Leo Istas, VFW commander throwing the ceremonial first pitch.
Hitting stars for the Outlaws in the first game were Devon Gnat, with a single a double and a triple, and Marshall Johnson, who added three hits of his own. Zach Price added two hits and a walk; Darin Wieseler had a single and three walks. Tristan Ashdown added a single, as did Hayden Peterman. Cole Oakley added an inside the park grand slam.
Highmore could only muster three hits off of Outlaw’s pitching, a single each from Trevor Brueggeman and Jared Krause and a triple off the bat of Hadley Hamlin. They were patient at the plate though drawing an astounding thirteen walks to help them score their seven runs but it was not enough to overcome the juggernaut offensive attack by the Outlaws who came out victorious in the first game of the double header by a final score of 23-7.
In the second game the Outlaws again were victorious by the final score of 16-1. The Outlaws were led offensively by Darin Weiseler and Kurt Beidler with three hits each. Marshall Johnson and Zach Price each added two hits apiece, while Devyn Gortmaker, Adam Bertsch and Jeremy Coss each added singles.
For Highmore, in the second game, it was again an offensive struggle only garnering one single by Reese Riddle who was also hit by a pitch to reach base. Jace Baloun drew a walk and Jaxson Brueggeman was hit by a pitch for the only other base runners for Highmore.
Preslie Russell, above, hits a ball during Outlaw Coach-Pitch action. Below left, MacKenzie Kopecky runs to base. Below right, Kael Runhke prepare to catch the ball. The team has been working on basic skills to perfect the fundamentals of softball. The Outlaws have played two games against the Wolsey Coach-Pitch team and a third at Highmore. A scrimmage with the Miller Coach Pitch Boys is scheduled for July 12 at 5:45 p.m.. A final game will have Highmore traveling to Miller on July 23 with a start time of 5:30 p.m.