Denison-Schleswig batters collected 13 hits and Dawson Dorhout put together a complete-game effort on the mound, as the Monarchs came away with a 16-7 victory over Northeast Goose Lake on Tuesday.
The contest was played at Ash Field on the Cornell College campus at Mount Vernon.
The win snapped a two-game losing streak for D-S, which evened its season record at 14-14 overall.
For Northeast, the loss was the seventh in a row for a Rebel squad that fell to 5-20 overall on the year.
Northeast would score first, though, plating four runs in the top of the second inning.
D-S then tied it with four runs in the bottom of the third. Northeast scored twice in the top of the fourth to take a 6-4 lead.
The Monarchs got one back in the bottom of thefourth to pull to within 6-5. A five-run fifth for Travis Wessel’s club put D-S ahead 10-6.
The Rebels plated a run in the top of the sixth to make it 10-7, but then the Monarchs scored six times in their half of the sixth to pull away.
Nine different players combined for the 13 D-S hits.
Jaden Petersen went 3-for-5 with a double and two runs batted in.
Braiden Heiden was 2-for-2 with four RBIs and two runs. Dorhout went 2-for-5 with three RBIs.
Nathan Gallup was 1-for-3 with two RBIs and one run. Sean Moran was 1-for-4 with one RBI and one run.
Carter Wessel finished 1-for-3 with two runs scored. Hunter Emery was 1-for-1.
Evan Turin went 1-for-4 with one run and Carlos Salazar wound up 1-for-1 with two runs.
Jack Mendlik also drew four walks and scored four runs for the Monarchs, which left a total of nine runners stranded on the bases.
Northeast left seven young men on base in the contest.
Dorhout went the distance on the hill, allowing seven runs (three earned) on 11 hits with three strikeouts and two walks for the win, as the senior hurler improved to 5-4 overall on the year.
"We started off a little sluggish and fell behind 4-0, but then our bats came alive in the third inning," commented Wessel.
"Northeast has a bunch of free swingers. They definitely made our defense work. You know they had 11 hits and their coach told me that was the best they’ve hit in the last how many games," he added.
"Dorhout threw well, though. He was in command of the strike zone for most of the game and the defense played well behind him for the most part."
"It was good to see the guys have success at the plate. A lot of guys contributed and we even got a couple of hits from guys off the bench, so it was a complete team effort," Wessel said.