Ericson brothers pitch one-hitters for Wildcats

By JOCELYN SHEETS
Register Sports Editor

BRONSON — Garret Ericson, a senior, and Ethan Ericson, a junior, had full command on the pitcher’s mound Monday.
Marmaton Valley High’s Ericson brothers turned in “excellent” pitching performances on the field of the Wildcats’ Three Rivers League rival, Uniontown.
Behind the one-hit pitching of the Ericsons Monday, the Wildcats defeated Uniontown High’s Eagles 16-2 in five innings and 11-0 in six innings.
“It is hard to make errors when you don’t have to field the ball very often,” said Derek Scharff, Wildcat head coach. “Garret and Ethan pitched very well.”
Garret racked up 11 strikeouts in the opener. He walked two and hit two
batters.
Marmaton Valley led 6-0 after two innings and had a 12-0 lead before Uniontown plated its first run in the fourth. The Wildcats used four home runs to power themselves to the win.
Logan Booth had a double and a home run. Ben Biggs and G. Ericson each had a single and a home run. Gage Stewart hit the other homer.
Tom Stinnett hit three singles and Jared Maley had a single and a double. Tanner Lewis and Derrick Carr each had a base hit.
Ethan recorded 15 strikeouts in six innings of work in the second game. He did not issue a free pass to any Eagle batters.
Marmaton Valley only led 2-0 going into the sixth inning. The Wildcats scored nine runs in their next at bat.
The Wildcats only had six hits in the game but took full advantage of 14 walks issued by Eagle pitching. Stinnett had a single and a double. Biggs hit two singles. Lewis doubled and Booth singled.
The two-game sweep moved the Wildcats to 3-1 in TRL play and 3-4 overall. The Wildcats go to St. Paul for a league doubleheader Thursday then go back to Frontenac Friday for one game.
No information on Uniontown was available to the Register by dead line.
The Eagles split a non-league doubleheader last Friday at Jayhawk-Linn. Next up for the Eagles is a non-league doubleheader at Central Heights Friday.
Uniontown High’s baseball team won a slugfest with host Jayhawk-Linn High then dropped a 12-2 decision last Friday.
The Eagle boys had 16 hits — nine were doubles — in a 15-13 win over the Jayhawks. Max Labbe and Tyler Hall had two singles and a double while Tyler Felt and Jordan Woods each had a single and to doubles.
Ty Clayton hit two doubles and Matt Maloney had one double. Anthony Myers singled. Felt had five of the team’s 20 stolen bases in the game. Myers and Labbe each stole four bases.
Woods, Myers and Clayton combined on the mound for the win. They allowed 1 hits and issued eight walks in the game.
The Jayhawks took control of the second game with three runs in the second inning. Uniontown fell behind 7-2 after four innings.
DuShawn Robinson, Clayton and Myers pitched for the Eagles. The Jayhawks had 13 hits and took advantage of seven walks issued by Eagle pitchers.
Woods and Clayton each had a double in the second game. Ethan Hammond and Robinson each had a single.