The Ottumwa Courier

April 14, 2013

Ottumwa American Legion baseball wins first four of season


Ottumwa Courier

OTTUMWA — The Ottumwa American Legion baseball team got its season off to a very successful start over the weekend. After dominanting Gilman, picking up wins in five innings 11-1 in game one and 7-1 in game two on Saturday, Ottumwa swept away State Center with a 10-0 shut out in the opener and a 16-2 five-inning win in the nightcap.

Several different players had a role in the four wins over the weekend for Ottumwa. Alex Goodvin had three hits, including a double and two RBI, in the opening win over Gilman while Trent Fowler earned the pitching win in the second game to go along with a double, two RBI and a run scored.

Kris Peden hit the first home run of the season for the Ottumwa American Legion in the opening game against State Center as part of a three-RBI game one effort. Trent Stuchel added three hits and three RBI in the final game of the weekend as the Ottumwa squad finished the weekend outscoring their opponents 44-4 over the four victories.

"The pitchers did a nice job of throwing strikes and the bats came along," Ottumwa American Legion head baseball coach John Hart said. "It was good to get everyone in and good to get a few games in."

The Ottumwa American Legion baseball squad will play their first home game on Wednesday night in a single nine-inning matchup against Eddyville-Blakesburg-Fremont starting at 5:30 p.m. at Legion Memorial Field.

SATURDAY'S GAMES

Ottumwa American Legion 11, Gilman 1 (5)

Ottumwa 022 34 — 11 11 1

Gilman 100 00 — 1 0 3

Ottumwa battery — Tyler Ward (W, 1-0) (4IP, R, ER, 8K, 3BB) and Tyler Bramschreiber (IP), Alex Goodvin catching.

2B — Goodvin, Tyler Johns, Aaron Roane, Bryce Ward.

Hits — Goodvin 3-3, Kyle Keck 2-3, B. Ward 2-3, Kris Stuchel 1-1, Johns 1-2, Roane 1-2, Greg Howard 1-3, Kris Peden 1-4.

RBI — Goodvin 2, Roane 2, Stuchel 2, B. Ward 2, Keck, Peden.

Runs — Johns 2, Keck 2, Chase Ward 2, Goodvin, Howard, Peden, Roane, B. Ward.

Ottumwa American Legion 7, Gilman 1

Ottumwa 030 121 0 — 7 11 3

Gilman 100 000 0 — 1 3 1

Ottumwa battery — Trent Fowler (W, 1-0) (4IP, 3H, R, 6K, 2BB) and Drake Craber (3IP, 6K, 2BB), Craber and Tyler Bramschreiber catching.

2B — Chandler Bain, Brandon Bramschreiber, T. Bramschreiber, Trent Fowler, Jake Waller.

Hits — Bain 2-3, Craber 2-4, Brody Foote 2-4, Fowler 1-3, Parker Palen 1-3, Waller 1-3, B. Bramschreiber 1-4, T. Bramschreiber 1-4.

RBI — Foote 2, Fowler 2, T. Bramschreiber, Waller.

Runs — Bain, B. Bramschreiber, Craber, Foote, Pain, Palen, Waller.

SUNDAY'S GAMES

Ottumwa American Legion 10, State Center 0

Ottumwa 202 104 1 — 10 11 1

State Center 000 000 0 — 0 1 3

Ottumwa battery — Kyle Keck (W, 1-0) (5IP, H, 9K, 2BB), Tyler Bramschreiber (IP, 2K, BB) and Drake Craber (IP, 3K), Alex Goodvin catching.

2B — Keck, Goodvin, Greg Howard, Mitch Stuchel, Bryce Ward.

HR — Kris Peden.

Hits — Stuchel 3-5, Ward 2-3, Peden 2-4, Goodvin 1-4, Howard 1-4, Keck 1-4, Chase Wood 1-4.

RBI — Peden 3, Ward 3, Goodvin, Aaron Roane, Keck, Wood.

Runs — Johns 3, Peden 2, Roane 2, Howard, Keck, Ward.

Ottumwa American Legion 16, State Center 2 (5)

Ottumwa 801 16 — 16 11 1

State Center 011 00 — 2 2 4

Ottumwa battery — Parker Palen (W, 1-0) (3IP, 2H, 2R, 2ER, K, 4BB) and Alex Goodvin (2IP, 4K), Bradley Bramschreiber catching.

2B — Tyler Bramschreiber, Mitch Stuchel, Jake Waller.

Hits — Trent Stuchel 3-3, Palen 2-3, B. Bramschreiber 2-5, M. Stutchel 1-2, Trent Fowler 1-3, T. Bramschreiber 1-3, Waller 1-4.

RBI — T. Stuchel 3, Brody Foote 2, Fowler 2, Palen 2, B. Bramschreiber, T. Bramschreiber, M. Strutchel.

Runs — Fowler 3, M. Stuchel 2, Palen 2, Foote 2, Waller 2, T. Stuchel, T. Bramschreiber, B. Bramschreiber, Bain, Goodvin.