16 hits not enough as Watertown falls to Harrisburg in game one of doubleheader

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WATERTOWN, S.D. (GoWatertown.net) — Watertown Post 17 would claw back but fall short in game one and ten run rule Harrisburg in game two for a split of the night, Tuesday at Watertown Stadium.

Trailing 10-13 in the sixth inning of game one, Kale Stevenson would tie up the game:

Harrisburg would get two in the top of the seventh. Watertown could only muster one in the bottom of the seventh for a 15-14 loss in an almost three and a half-hour game one. The teams would combine for 30 hits. Braxton Lacher would have a four-hit night and send in one run. Jerod Cyrus would have a one-hit four RBI night including an RBI triple:

Zach Hirsch would go three innings on the hill, fanning six, walk five on 90 pitches. The purple and gold would send six pitchers to the mound.

Game two was called in the fifth inning due to the ten-run rule with a score of 14-4. The game ended shortly after midnight.

Zach Hirsch, Kale Stevenson, and Cole Holden would each have a two hit, two RBI night. Kade Russell would drop down one hit and four RBI’s including this triple:

Jerod Cyrus would throw 105 pitches in three in two-thirds of work, walking eight and fanning 10.  Connor Hanson would throw 22 pitches in relief.

Watertown Post 17 (19-16) heads to the Renner Tournament this weekend for four games.