Hayfield baseball team knocks off Kenyon-Wanamingo

Published 9:24 pm Tuesday, April 22, 2014

The Hayfield baseball team didn’t panic when it fell behind early and it ended up with its biggest win so far this season as it topped Kenyon-Wanamingo (2-4 overall, 1-4 HVL) 6-4 in Hayfield Tuesday.

Cam Rutledge hit a sacrifice fly to give Hayfield a 5-4 lead in the sixth inning.

The Knights scored one run in the top of the sixth to tie the game at 4-4 and it could’ve been a much bigger for KW as they had runners at the corners with no outs, but Rutledge pitched his way out of the jam.

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The Vikings (3-3 overall, 2-3 HVL) trailed 3-0 in the first inning, but they used 10 hits on the day to get back in the game.

“It’s a very big win,” Hayfield head coach Kasey Krekling said. “Their pitcher is a very good pitcher and he just one-hit Stewartville last week. Our hitters are swinging very confident bats and it’s showing.”

Hayfield pitching: Cam Rutledge (W), 7 IP, 6 H, 4 R, 3 ER, 7 K

Hayfield hitting: Cole Kruger, 2-for-3, BB, 2 R; JB Stackhouse, 2-for-4, 2 RBIs; Drew Streightiff, 2-for-3, double, HBP, 2 R; Carter Pesch, 1-for-4, double, RBI; Ben Czaplewski, 1-for-2, 2 RBIs, BB; Jacob Steiner, 2-for-3, R