Mudhens took early lead to defeat Dundas
Miesville jumped out to a 7-0 lead after the second inning and rolled to an 8-3 win over Dundas Sunday at Jack Ruhr Field.
The Mudhens (12-4, 3-2 Section 1B) put up six runs in the first inning courtesy of some heady play and Dukes errors while catcher David Olson launched a solo shot in the second inning to stake Miesville to an early lead.
Olson finished 4-for-5 with a home run, double and three RBI to lead the Mudhens while outfielder-manager Matt Van Der Bosch and David Bruchu each went 2-for-5.
"He's one of the better hitters in our league, if not the state," Van Der Bosch said of Olson.
Olson knocked in Van Der Bosch in the sixth inning to make it 8-3 with a double to add to his RBI total on the day.
Luke Rassmussen went seven innings on the mound for Miesville and struck out eight. Rassmussen allowed three runs on six hits and walked two in an effective start.
"I think his best pitch was his changeup," Van Der Bosch said. "His changeup was kind of his go-to."
Dundas scored its three runs in the third, but the inning only proved a small impediment to the Mudhens.
Brad Beskau, Pat Pohl and Donny Huemoeller all had RBI in the first inning for Miesville. Scott Werner scored a run from third base on a heads-up play when he took off for home when the Dukes first baseman held onto the ball after a play. Werner noticed in warm-ups that Dundas' first baseman couldn't throw well and scored easily after the first baseman held the ball in the infield.
"It was one of the more heads-up plays of the year," Van Der Bosch said. "That was kind of big because it scored the sixth run."
The Mudhens faced Red Wing Wednesday, July 4, in Miesville.