Braden Bates pitched a one hit, two walk, eight strikeout gem in the First Bank Seniors’ 8-0 whitewashing of Aurora on June 26 at Minden’s Ollie Bjorklund Field. First Bank climbs to 3-6.
After a scoreless first, First Bank scored two in the bottom of the second. JC McDowell and Bates consecutively hit singles and Ben Edgecombe followed with a single to score McDowell. Bates scored on a fielder’s choice off the bat of Zach Hinrichs.
First Bank got a lone run in the third to go up 3-0. Marshall Chasek reached base on an error and scored via a wild pitch, stolen base and another wild pitch.
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