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Rochester finishes 3rd at Howard County Invite

Zebras lose to Peru, beat Bluffton


Sports Editor, RTC

Jake Seuferer


The Rochester baseball team went 2-1 at the Howard County Invitational at Eastern High School in Greentown last weekend and finished in third place in the eight-team field.

They are 3-2 on the season.

Rochester finished the tournament with a 13-4 win over Bluffton in the third-place game Saturday.

Jake Seuferer had three hits and two RBIs, and Tanner Reinartz doubled, walked twice and drove in two runs.

Carson Paulik had a single and two RBIs. Parker Casper had two hits and an RBI. Brady Beck also had two hits. Brady Coleman had a hit and an RBI. Conner Dunfee had a hit. Gavin Young had an RBI.

Colton Ferverda allowed three hits and a run over three innings for the win. Coleman and Brant Beck pitched one inning each before Casper pitched the final two innings.

The Zebras never trailed. They scored five runs in the top of the fourth to take a 7-1 lead.

Rochester began their day with a 4-1 loss to Peru in the semifinals.

Brant Beck had a pair of doubles and scored Rochester’s lone run in the seventh inning on an error.

Ian Potts struck out Paulik with two men on to end the game. Coleman, Paulik, Reinartz, Young, Ferverda and Brady Beck had one hit each.

Paulik pitched the first five innings and took the loss. He allowed 10 hits and three earned runs with no walks and a strikeout.

The teams will meet again at Peru on May 6 in their Three Rivers Conference meeting.

Northwestern beat Bluffton 11-5 and Peru 5-2 on Saturday to win the tournament.

Semifinal: Peru 4, Rochester 1

Rochester 000 000 1 – 1 8 4

Peru 101 020 X – 4 10 1

WP – Potts (5 ⅓ IP, 5 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 5 K)

LP – Carson Paulik (5 IP, 10 H, 4 R, 3 ER, 0 BB, 1 K)

2B – Brant Beck 2 (RHS), Eledridge (PERU), Braley (PERU)

Third-place game: Rochester 13, Bluffton 4

Rochester 101 502 4 – 13 11 2

Bluffton 100 201 0 – 4 7 7

WP – Colton Ferverda (3 IP, 3 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 1 BB, 1 HBP, 4 K)

LP – Streveler (4 IP, 4 H, 7 R, 0 ER, 4 BB, 4 K)

2B – Tanner Reinartz (RHS), Morgan (BLUF), Betancourt 2 (BLUF)

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