FULTON, Ill. — Last week was a tough one for the Fulton baseball team, but this one started with an 8-2 win over Orion on Monday at Drives Park.

“It was good to get back in the win column,” Fulton Coach Kyle Miller said. “We struggled last week; good to get back in win column.”

Jake VanZuiden went 3-for-4 with three RBIs that included a pair of doubles.

“Great to see Jake start to hit,” Miller said. “We need him to produce. It was in big-time situations.”

Fulton (9-3) hangs its hat on being able to execute without many hits, but it got 10 on Monday.

“We did swing bats well tonight,” Miller said. It was the first time we’ve swung well all year. Hard to say that where we’ve won nine games.”

Jack Lemke had two of the Steamers’ hits, including two RBIs and a stolen base.

Jack has stepped up for us this year,” Miller said. “He is comfortable playing anywhere. We put him in fourth spot, because he drives in runs. He can do everything we need him to do.”

 

Morrison splits on Saturday

BYRON, Ill. — Morrison split a Saturday doubleheader against Byron, as it won the first game 6-4, then lost 9-4 in Game 2.

Joey Brackemyer got it done on the rubber on the way to a win. He allowed three runs over 3 2/3 innings. Brackemyer struck out seven, walked six and gave up one hit.

 

 

FULTON 8, ORION 2

Orion 101 000 02 5 2

Fulton 400 004 x8 10 4

Lundberg (6 ip, 10 h, 8 r, 4 er, 3 bb, 5 so) and . Devon Ballard (5 ip, 5 h, 2 r, 0 er, 5 bb, 8 so), Seth Sanderson (2 ip, 0 h, 0 r, 0 er, 0 bb, 0 so) and Jake VanZuiden. Multiple hits — Orion (Jones 3); Fulton (VanZuiden 3, Lemke 2, Ballard 2). 2B — Fulton (VanZuiden 2, Ballard). RBI — Orion (Jones); Fulton (VanZuiden 3, Ballard, Lemke).

 

SATURDAY

MORRISON 6, BYRON 4

Morrison 113 010 06 3 3

Byron 991 210 04 4 6

(Morrison stats only)

Joey Brackemyer (3 2/3 ip, 1 h, 3 r, 1 er, 6 bb, 7 so), Brock Smith (3 1/3 ip, 3 h, 1 r, 1 er, 1 bb, 2 so) and Justin Jensen. 2B — Andy Bird. RBIs — Bird 2, Ethan Fischbach. 

 

BYRON 9, MORRISON 4

Morrison 000 211 04 7 2

Byron 202 302 x9 8 0

(Morrison stats only)

Mason Sitzmore (3 ip, 1 h, 5 r, 3 er, 7 bb, 3 so), Fischbach (1.3 ip, 0 h, 0 r, 0 er, 0 bb, 0 so), Smith (2 2/3 ip, 7 h, 4 r, 4 er, 0 bb, 1 so) and Cody Southern. Multiple hits — Fischbach 2. RBIs — Fischbach 2, Ryan VanZuiden, Dylan Pothof.

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