Hartford/Humboldt put the game out of reach in the seventh inning in an 8-1 victory over Salem on Wednesday, July 20th.
Hartford/Humboldt scored right away in the first inning. Loren Jacobsen had an RBI double to get the scoring started. They added two more runs in the top of the third. Connor Siemonsma scored on an error, and Deuce Sherrard scored on a dropped third strike. Hartford/Humboldt extended the lead to 4-0 in the top of the fifth after an RBI single by Bennett Sebert.
Salem was able to get on the board with a run in the bottom of the fifth. The score stayed 4-1 until the top of the seventh. Hartford/Humboldt then scored four times to put the game out of reach. Jack Linneman brought home two with a single. Derek Renken also had a two-run single.
Sebert had two hits and two RBIs. Jacobson finished with a triple and two RBIs. Linneman had a double and two RBIs. Renken finished with a single and two RBIs as well. Sherrard, Braden Herr, Gavin Koch, and Siemonsma all had a hit. Seth Gabbert pitched five innings and allowed an unearned run on three hits and a walk with five strikeouts. Koch pitched two innings of no hit baseball.