INMAN — Inman’s baseball team bounced back from a first-game loss to gain a split against Remington on Tuesday.
The Broncos captured Game 1 with a 12-5 verdict, putting together a pair of five-run innings despite managing just four hits the entire game. Dakota Parkhurst and Walker Strange had two hits apiece for the Teutons and Ethan DeWitt drove in two runs.
“We dug ourselves a big hole in the first inning with walks and errors,” Inman coach Matt Mikulecky said. “Walks and errors create a vicious cycle, where our pitchers feel like they have to throw strikeouts to get out of jams. Offensively we were able to chip away at the big lead and get back into the game, but then allowed Remington to tack on a big five-run fourth inning. That really hurt us, because they brought in their ace (Crisp) and he shut us down. I was proud of Kolton Lare for coming in and pitching long relief for us. He did a nice job in both games.”
Inman came back strong in the nightcap, scoring three runs in the first inning to key the 6-2 win. DeWitt pitched 4 2/3 innings before Kolton Lare finished up. Inman rapped out 11 hits, two each by Parkhurst, Lare, Connor Brown and Logan Druecker.
“This was the best game we've played all season,” Mikulecky said. “On the mound, Ethan DeWitt threw a really nice ballgame. He does a great job getting ahead in the count and keeping hitters off-balance. He picked up his third win of the season, giving up only two runs. Kolton Lare came in and closed the ballgame earning the save.”