• Keith Hjelle

Ogden Sweeps Charger Baseball, 13-4 and 13-1


On an evening which was less than ideal for playing baseball, the ACGC Chargers found themselves on the short end of doubleheader scores against Ogden. The Bulldogs swept the twin bill by scores of 13-4 and 13-1 in five innings. The opener, nearly a three hour contest, was played in rain throughout most of the matchup.

After a scoreless first inning, Ogden erupted for seven runs on just one hit in its second at bat to determine the outcome early. Charger pitching gave up eight walks and hit three batters in the inning. The Bulldogs added a deuce in the third inning and a single run in the fifth to make it 10-0 heading into the Charger fifth inning at bat.

Had ACGC not scored in the bottom of the fifth, the game would have ended by the ten run mercy rule. But the Chargers showed some life when they came up with four runs. Bulldog pitching showed it was vulnerable when it gave up five walks and threw several wild pitches. After Miles Kading walked and Noah Nelson hit a double, both scored on wild pitches. Bryce Littler was hit by pitch with two outs and Avery Wheatley coaxed a base on balls. Ben Kingery then drove in the two base runners with a double to make the score 10-4. Kingery was caught trying to steal third base and the Charger rally came to an end, and so did the ACGC scoring for the game. Ogden added a run in the sixth inning and two in the seventh to complete the scoring.

Newell Rogers and Kading had base hits in addition to the doubles by Kingery and Nelson.

Eli Kanding, Rogers, Austin Wetzel, and Carter Hanson shared the pitching responsibilities. The foursome gave up nine hits, walked eleven and struck out nine.

The Chargers struggled at the plate in game two, as they were able to muster just one base hit. The Bulldogs had big at bats in both the second and third innings when they came up with five runs in each inning. The lone Charger run came in the top of the fourth when both Kingery and Rogers were hit by pitches and Will Byars singled to score pinch runner Alex Spack. But that was it for the locals. Ogden came up with three runs in the bottom of the fourth inning to make the final 13-1.

The losses give the Chargers a season record of 0-17, with the next game scheduled for tomorrow at Afton against 1-9 East Union. This is a one varsity game event, with the first pitch scheduled for 7:15. Go Chargers!

First game score by inning: Second game score by inning:

Ogden 071 011 2--13 9 1 ACGC 000 10-- 1 1 0

ACGC 000 040 0-- 4 4 1 Ogden 055 3x--13 10 2

Charger box score: Charger box score:

AB R H RBI AB R H RBI

Crawford 4 0 0 0 Crawford 3 0 0 0

Littler 3 1 0 0 Rumelhart 3 0 0 0

Wheatley 3 1 0 0 Wheatley 2 0 0 0

Kingery 4 0 1 2 Littler 3 0 0 0

Rogers 2 0 1 0 Kingery 1 0 0 0

Jensen 3 0 0 0 Rogers 1 0 0 0

MKading 1 1 1 0 Jensen 1 0 0 0

Nelson 2 1 1 0 Byars 1 0 1 1

Rumelhart 2 0 0 0 Kading 1 0 0 0

Nelsen 1 0 0 0

Pitching: IP H R SO BB Spack 0 1 0 0

EKading 1.67 1 7 2 5

Rogers 2.33 3 2 4 2 Pitching: IP H R ER BB SO

Wetzel 1.00 0 1 1 4 Ure 2.00 8 10 10 5 1

Hanson 2.00 5 3 2 0 MKading 2.00 2 3 3 2 1


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