The Humboldt/Hartford Gamecocks are one win away from the state tournament after winning their first District 4B game on Saturday, July 23rd. The Gamecocks took an 11-1 win over the Salem Cubs at Rickeman Field in Dell Rapids.
Salem scored the first run of the game in the top of the first without the luxury of a hit. The Gamecocks then scored the next 11 runs, scoring in five of the seven innings played. Humboldt/Hartford had a total of 13 hits while holding Salem to just one.
Broc Haldeman had three hits and an RBI. Brandon McKnight finished with two hits and an RBI. Seth Cavanaugh and Noah Vettrus both had a hit and two RBIs. Drew Garry and Chad Morrison each had a single and RBI. Joe Hanisch and Kyle Bailey both had a hit as well.
McKnight pitched six innings and allowed an earned run on one hit and two walks with five strikeouts. Landry Knight pitched the final inning and recorded two strikeouts.
The Gamecocks will play Flandreau on Tuesday, July 26th at 6:00 p.m. in Dell Rapids.