The Clinton Herald, Clinton, Iowa


April 7, 2014

Steamers win pair of games

FULTON, Ill. — Fulton picked up a pair of baseball wins Saturday, beating Unity Christian 4-3 and Orion 5-2.

“Paul Velasco made his first start and threw 5 2/3 innings of good baseball,” Fulton coach Kyle Miller said of the win against Unity. “I thought Paul threw really well and showed us he can contribute for us on the mound.”

Colin Houzenga, Cody Huff and Lucas Wiebenga drove in runs for Fulton (3-5).

“It was good to get some of our guys in that don’t usually get to play a lot,” Miller said.

Velasco also contributed at the plate against Orion, driving in a pair of runs. Steamers pitcher Devon Ballard and Ethan Jones combined on a four-hitter and each of them also drove in a run in the victory.

“It was another solid pitching performance by Devon and Ethan, and our defense played really well again,” Miller said. “We are a dangerous team if we can score enough to win, and we did with a good three-run first.”


Fulton 011 110 0 — 4 4 4

Unity 010 020 0 — 3 8 2

Paul Velasco, Cody Huff (6) and Jake VanZuiden; Hoppe and Medenblik. Multiple hits — Unity (Hintz 2). 2B — Unity (Medenblik). RBIs — Fulton — Colin Houzenga, Huff, Lucas Wiebenga.


Orion 000 011 0 — 2 4 2

Fulton 301 010 x — 5 6 1

Justin Schultz and Christian Allen; Devon Ballard, Ethan Jones (5) and Tyler Sweenie. Multiple hits — Fulton (Seth Sanderson 2, Jones 2). 2B — Orion (Benny Terronez). RBIs — Orion (Drake Schultz, Tyler Bialbreski); Fulton (Velasco 2, Jones, Ballard).

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