Jays capture pair from Thunder

Senior Joe Gruber slides into third during the Sabetha-Nemaha Central contest on Monday, April 15.

The Nemaha Central Thunder stepped onto Wilbur Bestwick field to take on the Jays on Monday, April 15, and the Jays swept both games from the visitors. The Jays captured the first game with a 3-1 win and came back in the nightcap with a dominating 14-5 victory.

“Our game against Nemaha Central went pretty well,” said Head Coach Aaron Frey. “We executed in the field, on the mound, and at the plate pretty well. There are definitely things we need to continue to improve upon, but I think we are making progress. It was good to get two wins.”

In the opening game, the Jays were held to just two hits, but four walks and two batters hit by pitches — along with four errors by the Thunder — allowed the Jays to piece together all the runs they needed for the win.

Junior Braden Argabright went the distance for Jays on the mound with a solid performance. Argabright pitched seven innings, giving up one run on five hits while striking out seven batters and walking three.

In the nightcap, the Jays jumped out early with a seven-run outburst in the second inning to put this game out of hand early. Senior Joe Gruber led the hitting attack for the Jays with a three-of-five performance at the plate, collecting a double and a triple along with two RBIs.

Sophomore Drew Schmelzle, juniors Gabe Garber and Argabright each added two hits apiece, with Garber and Argabright both driving in a pair of runs.

Freshman Jalen Worthley went 3-1/3 innings for the Jays, surrendering two runs on two hits with one walk while striking out five batters. Gruber came on in the fourth inning in relief and pitched 2-1/3 innings, giving up three runs on five hits and two walks while striking out six batters. Senior Mason Spellmeier came into face one batter in the top of the sixth and struck him out before Garber closed out the seventh inning for the Jays, securing the win.

Game 1

#

Player Name

AB

R

H

RBI

BB

SO

Joe Gruber

2

0

1

0

1

0

Drew Schmelzle

3

0

0

0

0

0

Gabe Garber

3

1

0

0

0

0

Kamden Brownlee

2

0

0

0

0

0

Braden Argabright

2

1

0

0

1

0

Mason Spellmeier

2

0

0

0

1

2

Jake Longabaugh

3

0

0

1

0

1

Jalen Worthley

0

0

0

0

1

0

Brycen Hartley

3

1

1

0

0

1

Sabetha

0-0-1-0-0-2-X | 3-2-0

Nemaha Central

0-0-0-0-1-0-0 | 1-5-4

Game 1 Pitching

Name

IP

#P

S%

H

R

ER

SO

BB

HR

Braden Argabright

7.0

98

0.673

5

1

1

7

3

0

 

Game 2

#

Player Name

AB

R

H

RBI

BB

SO

Joe Gruber

5

4

3

2

0

0

Drew Schmelzle

2

1

2

1

2

0

Gabe Garber

4

2

2

2

1

0

Kamden Brownlee

4

1

0

0

1

2

Braden Argabright

3

1

2

2

0

0

Mason Spellmeier

2

2

1

1

2

0

Jake Longabaugh

2

1

0

0

2

1

Jalen Worthley

2

2

0

0

1

0

Brycen Hartley

2

0

0

0

0

1

Cooper Bradbury

1

0

0

0

0

1

Shane Frey

1

0

0

0

0

0

Sabetha

2-0-0-3-0-0-0 | 5-8-5

Nemaha Central

1-7-1-2-1-2-X | 14-10-2

Game 2 Pitching

Name

IP

#P

S%

H

R

ER

SO

BB

HR

Mason Spellmeier

0.1

7

0.857

1

0

0

1

0

0

Joe Gruber

2.1

62

0.629

5

3

3

6

2

0

Jalen Worthley

3.1

60

0.567

2

2

0

5

1

0

Gabe Garber

1.0

21

0.476

0

0

0

1

2

0

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