Mules notch 3 diamond wins this past week
April 8, 2021
Photos by Todd Wilson
The Wahkiakum Mules baseball team added three more to their win column this week.
On March 31, the team traveled to South Bend and beat Raymond 23-2.
"It was a beautiful day at South Bend," Coach Marc Niemeyer said. "With so many games in a short time, we were able to throw guys who don't typically pitch in this non-league game. Jake Leitz and Grant Wilson both came in and threw a ton of strikes. We played the seniors the first two innings and then the young Mules took over."
Dominic Curl was 3-5 with two RBIs; Levi Hauff singled and had an RBI; Ashden Niemeyer singled with two RBIs; Beau Carlson had a single and drove in one run; Zakk Carlson hit two singles and had two RBIs; Chance Cothren singled; Elijah Cothren hit two singles and had an RBI; Brody Carlson hit a double and drove in a run; Donovan Watson went 3-4 with two RBIs; Jake Leitz went 2-3 with an RBI; and Grant Wilson singled and had two RBIs.
"It was great to see all the young guys get five innings of baseball," Niemeyer said. "The seniors did a good job teaching the young guys their defensive responsibilities both during and between innings. It was a really fun game to be a part of as a coach watching all the communication between the seniors and younger guys."
Last Thursday, the Mules beat Toledo at home 11-3.
Brody Carlson went 2-3, hitting a home run and driving in two runs. Beau Carlson went 3-4, hitting a double and driving in three runs. Damion Curl pitched four innings of the game, facing 19 batters and striking out four.
On Monday, the Mules beat Rainier at home 10-0 in five innings.
"Beau threw strikes and we played great defense behind him," Coach Niemeyer said. Offensively we really had some timely hits and took advantage of Rainier errors.
Ashden Niemeyer was 3-4 at bat with one RBI. Beau Carlson pitched all five innings, he faced 18 batters and struck out eight, allowing two hits and no runs.