BASEBALL: Saline Sweeps Dexter

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 05/13/2019 - 10:46
Kyler Blake Jones pitched four shutout innings and earned the win as Saline beat Dexter, 5-2, Saturday

Saline swept a doubleheader from Dexter to improve to 20-3 and extend its win streak to 14 games.

The Hornets won on a day they were honoring Dave Sontag, who resigned as head coach last season to focus on his battle with leukemia.

Saline won 5-2 and 12-0.

Kyler Blake-Jones won the opener, pitching four shutout innings. He allowed one hit and two walks while striking out three. Jack O’Keefe allowed two runs on three hits and a walk in 1 1/3 innings pitched. Ryan Steinhauer pitched 1 2/3 innings of shutout ball, allowing one hit while striking out one.

Noah Nelson led the offense, going 3-for-4 with a double, two runs and an RBI. Logan Evans (2-for-4, RBI), Brad Baldus (1-for-4), Alex Morrison, and Aidan Arbaugh (1-for-3, double, run) also drove in runs.

Saline was up 5-0 when Dexter put two runs up in the sixth.

Starter Jack Plumley and relievers Brennen Ellis and Mason Glennie split the shutout in the second game. Plumley went three innings, giving up one hit. He walked none and struck out one. Ellis gave up two hits and struck out one in one inning. Glennie walked one and gave up no hits.

At the plate, Blake-Jones went 2-for-3 with three RBI and a run. Lance Blaszak doubled, drove in two and score one. Garrison Miller went 2-for-3 with two runs and an RBI. Kolton Malinczak went 2-for-3 with two runs and RBI. Ben Stack, Bobby Buttler and Logan Plumley also each had a hit and RBI.

Saline and Bedford battle for the SEC Red championship this week, starting with a doubleheader at Bedford today.

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