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Tell City holds off Patriots

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By Larry Goffinet

LINCOLN CITY—Trent Gunn drove in three runs and pitched a scoreless seventh inning for a save as Tell City beat Heritage Hills 5-4 in PAC baseball Tuesday.

Gunn singled home two runs in the first inning and one more in the fifth, when the Marksmen took the lead for good.

Andy Chinn singled and stole second base to set up the go-ahead run.

Chinn went 3 for 4 and Gunn and Rhodes each added two of the Marksmen’s 10 hits.

“Offensively we looked much better than we did Saturday,” said Tell City Coach Mark Wahl. “We had hits out of our eight and nine spots, as well as our middle guys.”

Four Tell City pitchers combined to pitch a four-hitter, though they did give up seven walks.

Sophomore Jeff Braun, the second pitcher, struck out three and walked none in 21⁄3 innings as he earned the win.

“Jeff Braun did a great job,” said Wahl.

Evansville Memorial nipped Tell City 1-0 in a pitchers’ duel Saturday, as the two teams combined for only three hits.

Ben Stiles singled to right field for Tell City’s only hit.

Memorial scored the game’s only run in the sixth inning on a hit batsman, a wild pitch, a ground out and a double down the right-field line.

Tyler Albin pitched the last two innings for Tell City to take the loss. He gave up one walk, hit two batters, and struck out two.

Trent Benningfield pitched the first four innings, striking out four and walking one.

Tell City, 2-1, will visit South Spencer Saturday at 1 p.m.

Saturday’s Linescore

    r    h    e

Tell City    000      000    0  -  0    1    0

Memorial    000      001    x  -  1    2    1

   Benningfield, Albin (5) and Maddle; Gribbons, Holtz (3), Collins (5) and Gretlers. W-Collins. L-Albin (0-1).

    2B-Young, Mem.

Tuesday’s Linescore

    r    h    e

Tell City    210      011    0  -  5    10    3

Heritage Hills    012      001    0  -  4    4    1

   Albin, Braun (3), Rhodes (6), Gunn (7) and Maddle; Simpson, Jochim (6), Forler (7) and Price. W-Braun (1-0). L-Simpson.

    2B-Chinn, TC; Arnold, TC; Lopez, HH.