Huron Junior Legion splits with Renner

PHOTOS BY BENJAMIN CHASE/PLAINSMAN Above: Huron Post 7 Junior Legion pitcher Jack Pederson comes to the plate with an offering during the first game of Thursday’s doubleheader against Renner at Memorial Stadium. Pederson would toss a complete game shutout to help the home team to victory in the first game as Huron earned a split. Below: Logan Leyendecker connects for a single during the second inning of the first game of Thursday’s doubleheader against Renner at Memorial Stadium.

HURON – The Huron Post 7 Junior Legion team split a doubleheader Thursday night at Memorial Stadium with Renner Post 307, winning the first game 5-0 before dropping the second by a score of 5-2.

In the first game, Tigers pitcher Jack Pederson took over the game and didn’t let go. The lefty tossed an impressive complete-game shutout, going seven innings, working out of trouble a few times as he scattered eight hits, but only walking one Renner hitter and striking out eight.

At the plate, while no Huron hitter managed multiple knocks, three of the eight home hits went for extra bases. Bubba Peterson launched a triple and Kolby Hofer and Kolten Ogle each had doubles in the victory.

A three-run second inning for the visitors proved the difference in a 5-2 loss in the nightcap.

Brady Feenstra opened the game on the mound for the Tigers, tossing two innings and allowing four runs. Logan Leyendecker closed out the game with four innings of relief, allowing one run.

While they were able to draw seven walks, the Post 7 offense managed only four hits in the second game of the twinbill, with Pederson and Jackson Mattke the only Huron hitters to reach base twice. Pederson walked twice and Mattke slapped a single and drew a free pass.

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