B. Erickson fans 12, outduels DuVall in Pioneer’s win over Caston
BY VAL TSOUTSOURIS
Sports Editor, RTC
Pioneer 2, Caston 1 (Tuesday): Caleb Sweet and Jake Erickson each had a hit and an RBI, and Brayden Erickson twirled a three-hitter with no walks and 12 strikeouts for the host Panthers in a Hoosier North home win over Caston Tuesday.
Brian Gluth singled in his only at-bat in the bottom of the sixth and scored. Brenton Gaumer also singled and walked.
Talon Zeider singled and drove in a run for Caston. Preston Holderfield doubled and scored a run. Caleb Stinson had a single.
DuVall pitched a four-hitter with four walks and 11 strikeouts. He has 32 strikeouts in 25 innings for the season.
All the runs were scored in the sixth inning.
Pioneer is 9-5 overall and 5-2 in the Hoosier North. Caston is 7-6, 4-3.
The rematch is 5 p.m. Monday at Caston.
Pioneer 2, Caston 1
Caston 000 001 0 – 1 3 0
Pioneer 000 002 X – 2 4 0
WP – Brayden Erickson (7 IP, 3 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 0 BB, 12 K)
LP – Pete DuVall (6 IP, 4 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 4 BB, 11 K)
2B – Preston Holderfield (CAS), Jake Erickson (PIO)