14 run second move Humboldt baseball past West Hancock

By: Donovan W. Mann – donovanm@977thebolt.com

Humboldt, IA – On Thursday, May 27, Humboldt High School baseball beat West Hancock 16-0 in four innings at home.

Humboldt was able to score their first two runs of the game in the bottom of the first inning. Then they erupted for 14 runs in the second inning to get the run rule of 16-0 after four innings played.

The winning pitcher for Humboldt was Hayden Holm. He had a no hitter in four innings of work, giving up just one walk.

The losing pitcher was Mathew Francis. He went one inning, giving up three hits on 11 batters faced, five earned runs, two walks and two hit batters.

All of Humboldt starting line up was able to get on base in one form or another. They went 7-14 in the team at bats with eleven walks and three hit batters. The stole four bases on as many attempts.

Joshua Thurm led the Wildcats going 1-1 from the plate with a home run and two walks along with four RBIs. First base Christian Lee was 2-2 in his at bats with and RBI on a sacrifice fly.

West Hancock had 13 total at bats without a hit. Short Stop Cayson Barnes drew the one walk. Center Fielder Logan Leerar reach on an error.

A full stat report from Humboldt baseball versus West Hancock can be found on Varsity Bound.

Humboldt has improved their record to 2-0. Their next game is Friday, May 28, at home against Ogden.

First pitch is scheduled for 7:30 pm, following the JV game.