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Remsen St. Mary’s Baseball survives free passes to beat Newell-Fonda

The Remsen St. Mary’s baseball team won a top-15 Class 1A battle on Wednesday night by a 6-5 margin over Newell-Fonda in Remsen.

The Hawk bats wasted no time getting runs on the board. A pair of run-scoring doubles off the bats of Collin Homan and Hunter Pick got things started on the right note in the first inning. Remsen St. Mary’s head coach Dean Harpenau knew it would be a tough test going against a quality arm, and the guys proved early they were up for the challenge.

The Hawks picked up one more run in the third and three runs in the fifth inning to increase their lead. Those innings were fine, but Remsen St. Mary’s ran into some tough at-bats in their other innings. From one-pitch fly outs to uncharacteristic strikeouts, Coach Harpenau says they had to do a better job of making Newell-Fonda pitchers work for outs.

The Hawks were up 6-0 after five innings, and that is when Newell-Fonda started taking advantage of opportunities. Those opportunities came in the form of a lot of walks from Remsen St. Mary’s pitchers. The Hawk pitching staff allowed just two hits but walked a total of 12 batters and hit another two which allowed Newell-Fonda to get back in the game. Coach Harpenau says it was just a tough night for his pitchers.

The Hawks are now off for a week but will have their hands full the following week with a total of five games including two on Saturday for the Marv Thelen Memorial Tournament. Coach Harpenau says the next few days will be focused on making sure the defense is lined up the right way.

The Hawks will be back in action on Tuesday, May 21 at South O’Brien.