Morristown Cruises by Janesville in Seven Innings
Morristown Morries pitcher Matt Saemrow threw a 3 hitter and drove in 2 runs in a 11-1 seven inning win today over Janesville at Jays Field.
His teammates were happy not only with the win but getting out of the heat in an hour and 45 minutes. The Morries scored two runs thanks to a pair of errors in the first inning and never looked back. Tate Harmon delivered a clutch RBI single.
Ben Lamont opened the game being hit by the second pitch delivered from Jays starter Carter Fogal and scored on an error. Following another error Harmon smacked the hit. He would also club a bases clearing double in the 6th inning during his 3 hit day.
The Morries would add 4 more runs after nine men came to the plate in the 3rd inning. The action would again start after the first man up was hit by a pitch. Bradley Van Deinse would then score on a wild pitch after advancing due to an error. Landon Harmon then stroked a double. Tate Harmon had a successful infield hit followed by an RBI single off the bat of Doug Harmon. Adam Schwichtenberg was hit by a pitch to end Fogal's day.
Chad Guse entered the game for Janesville with the bases loaded and walked the #9 batter in the order, Brent Lamont to bring in another run.
Morristown would add another score in the 4th inning when Van Deinse started the inning with a single. He advanced to second base on a wild pitch and scored on the RBI single by Saemrow.
Janesville scored their lone run in the bottom of the 4th. Dylan Tomlinson led the inning with a four pitch walk. Scott Kaminski singled with Tomlinson landing at third base. Tomlinson then scored on a fielder's choice. The threat ending in a double play.
The Morries added 3 runs in the 6th inning. Bryan Lamont gained first due to an error. With one out Saemrow was hit by a pitch, Landon Harmon walked to load the bases for the Tate Harmon bases clearing double.
Morristown got the score to 11-1 in the top of the 7th inning. With one out, there were back to back walks and an error to load the bases. Saemrow got the eventual 11th run across the plate on a sacrifice fly to left scoring Ben Lamont.
Saemrow struck out 6, walked 1 and hit a batter in the six inning victory. He faced four batters over the minimum.
My scorebook had 6 Janesville errors. Two in the first, two in the third, one in the 6th and one in the 7th inning. Morristown had one error in the 6th.
Both teams are 1-1 in 13/60 League play. The Morries are at Cleveland 2:00 p.m. next Sunday while Janesville hosts Minnesota Lake at 3:00 p.m.
It was interesting to see Janesville sitting in the dugout in the full sun while Morristown had shade over their dugout. Great hospitality by the Jays.