GENEVA – Two, three-run innings gave the Sutton senior legion baseball team a 6-3 victory over Cornerstone Bank Geneva on Wednesday.
Sutton struck first in the first frame when Will Reeson drove in two runs on a single to right field. Three batters later he was able to cross the plate on a single to left field by Garrett Nuss.
Geneva would respond in the second inning when Spencer Pribyl hit a grounder to third base that drove in Garrett Nichols. After two innings, Sutton led 3-1 and it remained that way until the fifth inning.
The Geneva Sharks would tie the game in the fifth frame on two hits and RBI’s from Jared Lawver and Garrett Klipp.
Once again, Sutton would take the lead in the sixth inning. With the bases loaded, Chandler Stone hit a sacrifice fly to right field that allowed Rees Lyon to score from third. The next batter, Jackson Perrien drove in two runs with a blooper to left field. The Mustangs would never allow Geneva to score again.
Thane Waite earned the win on the mound for Sutton after pitching three innings of relief, allowing two hits and two earned runs. Kole Karcher picked up his first loss of the season for Geneva after going six innings, allowing nine hits, six earned runs, walked five and struck out three.
Geneva fell to 7-1 while Sutton improved to 11-4.
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