Beckman’s baseball team got in one game before the golf team left for the state tournament, allowing Nick Offerman to pitch the win,7-3, over North Scott May 25 there.
The other two games scheduled for the week were either canceled (Hempstead) or postponed (Center Point-Urbana) due to the soccer players and golfers who were not able to participate.
Coach Fred Martin said, “It’s been a nightmare. We also rescheduled three other games because the soccer team was supposed to be at state and we needed to be able to get those players to the games. Two of them we moved to the other school’s site, closer to Des Moines, and one we changed time. But now that the soccer team is done, all that will change back.”
In the North Scott win, the Blazers began with a two-run first, a lead halved by the Lancers in the bottom of the inning. The teams repeated that in the third, for a 4-2 Blazer lead. Both scored a run in the fourth and the Blazers sealed it in the sixth with two.
Clean-up hitter Owen Huehnergarth went 3-for-4 in the game, all singles, and notched two RBIs. Leadoff Luke Schieltz went 3-for-5 while Nick Schmidt, Jackson Oberbroeckling and Nate Offerman were all 2-for-4. Nick Offerman added a hit and sac fly to score two runners. He also threw four innings, 78 pitches, giving up two hits, a run and fanning four. Cam Krapfl gave up two runs on four hits and struck out one, all on 36 pitches.
The re-scheduled CPU games were May 29 there, for Beckman wins of 8-4 and 5-0.
In the first, the Blazers scored three in the second, two more in the third and another in the fourth for a 6-1 lead. CPU got three of those back in the fifth, but the Blazers capped the game in the sixth with two more runs.
Oberbroeckling and Lane Kramer went 3-for-4 with a double and RBI (Kramer). Schieltz and Offerman were 2-for-5, with Offerman getting two RBIs and Schieltz one. Huehnergarth and Nate Offerman each got a hit with Offerman’s counting for an RBI. On the mound, it was Logan Burchard for the win, giving up a run and scattering three hits, fanning two, in three innings of work.
In game two, the Blazers scored all their runs in innings three, four and five. Huehnergarth went 2-for-4, both doubles accounting for four RBIs. Also getting hits were Schieltz, Kramer, Nate Offerman and Bryce Boekholder. Krapfl threw the whole game, giving up four hits and whiffing five.