Ruediger scores game winner - Shamrocks steal win over Bourbon 7-6

Ross Seitter smokes a one out double to write field in the bottom of the sixit inning.

New Haven, Mo. – New Haven was in despite need of a win on Wednesday after dropping four of their last five, coming off Monday’s five-inning pounding from Sullivan, 10-0.

Ross Seitter had a career night at the plate, finishing 3-4, just shy of hitting for the cycle after leading off in the first with a single.

Then in the bottom of the second with bases loaded and New Haven trailing 2-0, Seitter crushed a two out triple, knocking in three runs.  Seitter picked up a double in the sixth, leaving a homerun to complete the cycle.

New Haven entered the bottom of the seventh down 6-5.  Senior third baseman Andrew Schwentker led off with a base hit and represented the tying run.

After Kyle Ruediger drew a walk with no outs, the Shamrocks had the tying run in scoring position when Bourbon’s pitcher was called for a balk.

Brandon Carey knocked in Schwentker on a fielder’s choice, tying it up 6-6, leaving runners on first and third with one out.

With two outs New Haven’s lead off hitter, Ross Seitter dug in, needing a base hit to give the Shamrocks the much needed win.

“We couldn’t have been in better shape with our top hitter at the plate.  Ross’s [Seitter] bat was hot and all we needed was a single,” said Coach Jim Scheer.

Kyle Ruediger crosses home plate for the game winning run.

Instead the Bourbon pitcher left the door open after a wild pitch as Ruediger scored from third, slamming the door shut in an anticlimactic dramatic come from behind win for New Haven, 7-6.

Seitter made his second start on the mound going 6 innings, struck out 7, and walked 8, getting a no decision.

New Haven gave Bourbon plenty of opportunities especially in the top of the seventh as they clung to a one run lead.  Seitter began by walking the first two batters when Coach Scheer brought in Austin Madden.

Madden made two great plays off two sacrifice attempts by throwing out the lead running at third both times.  However, Madden followed with a walk that loaded the bases with two outs.

New Haven’s ace came through by striking out the following batter as Bourbon left three of their game total 13 runners stranded.

Madden ends up getting the win, improving to 3-1 on the year with an era of 2.3.

Madden and Seitter, New Haven’s number two and one hitters, combined for four RBI’s, five hits, and two runs.

Austin Madden was a stealing machine, safely sliddig into second, picking up his second steal on the night.

After last night Madden should be thrown in jail finishing with three stolen bases.

With New Haven’s win over Bourbon they improve to 3-4, as they will travel to Pacific tonight.

New Haven lost to Pacific earlier this year 7-1.  Garrett Schoenfeld is scheduled to start for the Shamrocks.

New Haven will return home tomorrow night for a 4:30 start against Owensville who they pounded 14-0 in the FRC Classic.

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