A quick start and strong hitting throughout by a good Winterset team was too much to overcome in the Chariton Varsity baseball team’s 17-2 loss at Winterset in four innings July 8.

The Huskies scored five urns in the first to take a 5-0 lead. Chariton scored twice in the top of the second to cut it to 5-2, but Winterset scored nine runs in the bottom of the inning to push the lead to 14-2. The Huskies added two more runs in the third and one in the fourth.

Chariton had just two hits at the plate along with two RBI’s, zero walks and five strikeouts. Winterset had 12 hits, 14 RBIs, seven walks and three strikeouts. Chariton didn’t leave any runners on base while Winterset left five.

A positive for Chariton was that they only committed one error defensively. Winterset committed zero errors.

Logan Caudill took the loss on the mound for Chariton. In one and 1/3 inning, he gave up five runs, all earned, on three hits while striking out none and walking two. Kaden Fitzgerald pitched one and 2/3 innings and gave up three runs, all earned, on three hits while striking out two and walking three.

Riley Reece pitched one inning and gave up eight runs, five earned, on five hits while striking out one and walking two. Tyler Bailiff also pitched and gave up one earned run on one hit while striking out none and walking none.

Read the July 28, 2020 edition of the Chariton Leader/Herald-Patriot for the rest of the story.

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