The Hartford-Humboldt Gamecocks scored five runs late in the game, and then held off a Flandreau rally in the ninth to beat the Cardinals 8-6 in Cornbelt League action on Thursday, June 24th.
After two scoreless innings, Flandreau got on the board with a run in the top of the third. The Gamecocks tied the game in the bottom of the fourth. Drew DeMers scored on a tag-up off a fly ball from Broc Haldeman even though Flandreau got two other runners out to complete a triple play.
The Gamecocks took the lead in the bottom of the fifth on an RBI single by Chad Morrison. DeMers hit a solo home run to left field in the bottom of the sixth to give the Gamecocks a 3-1 lead. Hartford-Humboldt added three more runs in the bottom of the seventh. Cole Hellie had an RBI sacrifice fly, Drew Maras had an RBI double, and Noah Vettrus also had an RBI double to make the score 6-1.
Flandreau scored a run in the top of the eighth inning, but the Gamecocks got two more runs in the bottom of the inning when two runs scored on an error off a ground ball by Joe Hanisch. Flandreau put together a rally in the top of the ninth inning scoring four times with two outs, but the Gamecocks were able to get the final out to secure the win.
Hanisch had two hits, one a double, in the game. Devon Garry also had two hits. DeMers had a home run and an RBI. Haldeman had a triple and an RBI. Maras and Vettrus both had a double and RBI. Chad Morrison also had a hit.
Tyler Renken pitched 7 2/3 innings allowing two earned runs on five hits with five walks and six strikeouts. Devon Garry pitched 1 1/3 innings allowing four runs, three earned, on four hits with a walk and three strikeouts.