After the first game on Saturday of the Class 1A state baseball tournament got delayed due to rain, Remsen St. Mary’s and Martensdale-St. Mary’s played like they were under the clock, in a fast paced pitchers duel.
Through four innings of action both squads barely saw any base runners in a scoreless pitcher’s duel. But in the top of the fifth, the Hawks took advantage of errors for Martensdale, scoring their first run on a bases loaded hit batter, followed up by a Xavier Gallas 2 RBI single, and finally making it a 4-0 lead through 5 after a bases loaded balk.
Remsen St. Mary’s pitcher Blaine Harpenau had a no hitter going into the seventh inning, but Martensdale-St. Mary’s managed to piece together a late rally, getting a pair of hits off the sophomore and scoring two runs, but it was too little, too late.
The Hawks next match up will be on Thursday, August 1st at 1:30 when they take on #2 Alburnett.