Cubs roll past the Eagles

By JOCELYN SHEETS
Register Sports Editor

BRONSON — Just call them the bash brothers. Four different Humboldt High Cub players hit home runs Thursday in lopsided non-league wins over host Uniontown High’s Eagles.
Andrew Whitaker connected for two — one in each game. Thad Wells hit three home runs — two came in a 14-0 opening win . Wells was 4-for-5 hitting with a home run in the Cubs’ 22-7 victory in the second game.
“We played two very good games,” said Jeremy Weilert, Humboldt head coach. Andrew and Thad pitched great in the first game.
Any time you only allow five base runners you give yourself a great chance to win. Jacob Manbeck threw out three would-be base stealers in the first game.”
The Cubs had five home runs among their 12 hits against the Eagles in the first game. Andy Honas had a home run and two singles. Troy Davis hit a homer.
Whitaker and Wells each had a single to go along with their home runs. Chris Coronado hit a double and a single. Hitting a single each were Manbeck and Billy Schomaker.
Wells pitched three innings and allowed one hit, walked three and struck out six. Whitaker worked two innings on the mound, giving up one hit and striking one batter out.
The Cubs used a seven-run first inning to launch their second-game win. Uniontown pulled close by scoring six runs in the third, making it 9-6.
Humboldt responded by scoring seven runs in the fourth and six more in the fifth.
Seth Nickell pitched for Humboldt. He went three innings, giving up six runs on five hits and two walks plus had five strikeouts. Whitaker pitched two innings, allowing one run on two walks and had one strikeout.
To go with his home run, Wells had three singles. Whitaker had a single and a homer. Elijah Friederich and Manbeck each had two singles.
Hitting a single each were Coronado, Micah Poovey, Honas, Chris Headley and Davis.
There was no report sent to the Register on the Uniontown individuals for the games. Uniontown plays Three Rivers League games at Chetopa Monday.
The Cubs improved to 10-4 on the season. They are 8-4 in Tri-Valley League play. Humboldt hosts Caney Valley in TVL play Monday.
Humboldt and Uniontown are in the same Class 2-1A regional, May 18-21. The regional baseball tournament is at Yates Center.