The Ottumwa Courier

July 5, 2013

Mustangs take down Comets in Eldon

Courier sports staff
Ottumwa Courier

---- — ELDON — For the second time this season, the Davis County baseball team picked up a victory on the road at Cardinal over the Comets. Drew Thornsberry’s complete-game effort on the mound and a balanced hitting attack led the Mustangs to an 11-4 win over Cardinal Wednesday night.

Park Mikels led the Mustangs with three hits, including a double, and scored two runs. Saban Goodson added a double as part of a two-hit effort that including a game-best four runs driven in while the Davis County sophomore also scored twice in the win.

Conner McElderry had a double and two RBI for the Comets while Dakota Showman added two hits and was one of four Comets to score in the loss. Cardinal (13-8) returns to the diamond on Friday at Winfield-Mount Union while Davis County (12-18) plays at home against Central Lee.

Davis County 11, Cardinal 4

Davis Co 031 310 3 — 11 12 4

Cardinal 100 021 0 — 4 9 3

Cardinal Battery: Taylor Blunt (L, 2-1) (2IP, 3R, 0ER, 4H, 0K, 1BB), Kyle Kent (2IP, 4R, 3ER, 4H, 4K, 3BB), Quinn Honomichl (2 2/3 IP, 4R, 3ER, 4H, 1K, 4BB) and Cody Streeby (1/3 IP, 0R, 0H, 0K, 0BB), Dakota Showman catching.

2B: Conner McElderry

Hitting: Showman 2-4, Brandon Eklofe 2-4, Streeby 2-4, McElderry 2-3, Tyler Albert 1-4

RBI: McElderry (2), Eklofe, Streeby

Runs: Showman, Eklofe, Brennon Elder, Quinn Honomichl

Davis County Battery: Drew Thornsbury (W) (7IP, 4R, 2ER, 9H, 4K, 1BB) and Calvin Utt catching

2B: Park Mikels, Saban Goodson

Hitting: Mikels 3-3, Jacob Jones 2-5, Utt 2-5, Goodson 2-3, Brett Dean 1-4, Ben Spergeon 1-1, Connor Young 1-5

RBI: Goodson (4), Jones, Young, Spurgeon

Runs: Mikels (2), Goodson (2), Justin Vollmer (2), Jones, Utt, Young, Mac Chilton, Mathew Hopkins