The speedy Ross Seitter busts out from the batters box against Owensville, leading off the game with a base hit and a 2-3 night at the plate.
By Kyle Quick
Where has the baseball season disappeared too; dark black clouds and blankets of rains have nearly washed away New Haven's season, causing numerous games cancelled and several that will not be rescheduled.
New Haven picked up two big conference wins last week, snapping a two game skid with an 8-5 win at St. Clair and holding off St. James to win their second straight 3-2. Overall New Haven sits at 6-7 on the year and 3-2 in conference.
Today marks one week since New Haven last played and with several seniors gone on senior trip they will have gone at least two weeks without playing that is if net Monday's game at Cuba isn't rained out.
They do have one game scheduled this week on Thursday at Wellsville, but one aggravating things as a coach is, “The uncertainty of whether we will even be able to practice outside, coach Jim Scheer told QuickNewsNow earlier this evening.
New Haven has won three of their last five with wins over Owensville, St. Clair, and St. James.
Game summaries of New Haven’s last three wins.
Owensville – 0
New Haven - 7
New Haven’s last home game was way back on April 5 verses Owensville and will not return home until April 30 when they host Belle.
New Haven’s hard throwing right-hander Austin Madden pitched a complete game shutout. Madden gave up just two hits while only walking one, giving the Shamrocks a 7-0 win.
The Shamrock’s leadoff hitter Ross Seitter went 3-2 from the plate, knocking in one run, while crossing home plate twice.
Garrett Schoenfeld ripped a one out RBI double in the bottom of the sixth, giving New Haven a 7-0 lead. Madden picked up his fourth win, after setting down the side on just five pitches.
New Haven – 8
St. Clair - 5
Tylor Strobel knocks one of his two hits against Owensville, helping New Haven to a 7-0 win.
Tylor Strobel busted out a career night at the plate against St. Clair. Strobel led New Haven to their second conference win after knocking in two runs on 2-4 hitting with one double and scoring once.
Madden made his fifth start going five innings, striking out eight, and giving up five runs off six hits for a no decision. Schoenfeld came in as relief in the top of the sixth with a tied game at 5.
After New Haven scored three runs, Schenfeld pitched two scoreless innings and struck out three to pick up the win as the Shamrocks improved to 5-7 on the year.
New Haven – 3
St. James – 2
Ross Seitter, New Haven’s David Eckstein, had a field day at the plate, batting in two RBIs on 2-3 hitting and finished with two stolen bases.
Madden had another brilliant night on the mound, throwing his fifth complete game, improving to 5-1, giving New Haven their second straight win to improve to 6-7 on the year.
Coach Scheer said, “In the 15 plus time Austin [Madden] has gone out on the mound in the past two years he has given us a pretty good chance to win.”
Opponents are batting just .150 and have struck out 39 times when facing Madden, while giving up just 1.62 earned runs per game.
New Haven has just five games before Districts began on May 8 at New Bloomfield. New Haven is scheduled to play one game this week on Thursday at Wellsville before playing three straight beginning next Monday at Cuba.
They will finally return home on Tuesday against Belle followed by Union on Wednesday. The Shamrocks will wrap up the regular season on Monday, May 6 against Hermann.
The Class 2 District seeding meeting is scheduled for next Wednesday, May 1.
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