The Melrose Dutchmen created runs, and prevented MACA from scoring in their 5-0 win over MACA Tuesday afternoon at Melrose. The Dutchmen used a double steal to score Jordan Klaphake and later a balk to score Tyler Moscho in the second inning. It added three more in the third on RBI hits by Klaphake and Moscho. Defense and pitching were a key part of the game as Melrose had only three hits, Will Stone also singled. Carter Klasen earned the win pitching seven innings and allowing four hits with two walk. Melrose’s defensive highlight was in the second inning when it prevented a double steal by putting out both runners.
The Lady Dutchmen defeated Holdingford 9-4 on Monday, April 24, and ACGC 9-5 Tuesday, April 25. Kenzie Meyer was the winning pitcher in both games. Abby Hinnenkamp, Ashley Rademacher, Holly Hellermann and Makiya Luetmer all hit well in the contests.