After a rainy week, the #1 Twisters were able to take the field as they welcomed the Milan Indians to the Plex in Batesville winning 8-2.
Chris Hautman got the start for the Twisters on the mound and was on fire. Hautman struck out the first 7 batters he faced. In the second inning, he had the rare “Immaculate Inning”. An immaculate inning is when a pitcher strikes out all batters he faced in one inning, using the minimum possible number of pitches (nine).
The Twisters took a 1-0 lead in the second as Sr. Patrick Thompson singled and then stole second. On the next pitch after the stolen base, Jr. Nick Folop hit a single to right field which scored Thompson. The Indians would come roaring back in the 4th as they scored 2 runs to take the lead. After that, it was all Twisters. They broke the game open as they put a 7 spot on the scoreboard in the bottom of the 5th. Hautman would go 5 innings, striking out 12, walking 1 and allowing 2 runs (1 earned). Sr. Riley Schebler pitched the last 2 innings allowing 0 hits, 0 walks, striking out 2.
“It feels good to get back on the winning side of things. We were a little jumpy the first few innings and swinging at bad pitches. We settled down and got our pitch and hit it; we hit them hard.” Coach Behlmer said after the game.
The Twisters will travel to Scottsburg on Saturday, May 8th for a round-robin with Scottsburg and Perry Central. In-game 1, the Twisters will play Scottsburg at 10:00 and then play Perry Central at 1:00.
Courtesy of Twisters AD Patrick Kolks.