“Tanner came out, he’s our ace, and I felt he threw really well today,” VanScyoc said. “I got out there, and I pulled him immediately. He was having a hard time throwing the ball.”
Traub scored on a wild pitch in the fifth inning to make it 6-1, and Lance Niemerg came home on another wild pitch in the seventh.
St. Elmo struggled against Traub, who racked up 12 strikeouts in 6.2 innings of work. But Beccue said it wasn’t for a lack of quality swings
“We had a few good at-bats that still ended in strikeouts,” Beccue said. Sometimes, a kid just throws the ball well... and you have to tip your cap.”
Traub went 1-for-3 with two runs and a walk, and also allowed just three hits while walking one. Westjohn was 1-for-3 with two RBI, and Hartke had an RBI walk.
Maxey was equally impressive in terms of the K, striking out 12 in his five innings of work. But he struggled with control, walking five and hitting two, allowing Dieterich to capitalize.
Along with Parks’ RBI single, Nick Bauer and Noah Flowers had hits for the Eagles.
St. Elmo (3-4) plays Thursday against Ramsey, while Dieterich (2-3) hosts Newton Friday.
Dieterich 7, St. Elmo 1
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WP - Traub LP - L. Maxey
St. Elmo: Parks (1-3, RBI), Bauer (1-3), Flowers (1-3)
Dieterich: A. Bohnhoff (2-3, BB, R), Traub (1-3, BB, 2 R, 6.2 IP, 12 K, 1 R), Westjohn (1-3, 2 RBI, BB, R), Hartke (RBI BB)