Clark leads Colman to victory; Flandreau and Salem each pick up Cornbelt wins

Four innings of scoreless relief pitching from Paul Clark helped the Colman A’s to their 2nd Cornbelt Win of the season, a 4-3 victory over Dell Rapids PBR. Colman took a 2 run lead in the 1st inning, off three walks and four wild pitches from PBR starter Aaron Hansen. Hansen exited the game with an apparent arm injury, after recording just one out in the 1st. His replacement, Preston Davis, got out the 1st with just the two runs allowed.

In the 3rd, PBR put together 4 straight singles off Colman starter Deon Entringer. Those hits, along with a walk and an error, put Dell Rapids up 3-2. Colman answered back with RBI hits in the 4th inning from Aaron Entringer and Paul Clark, to retake a 4-3 lead. Clark then came in to pitch in the 6th inning, and allowed just one base runner the rest of the game while striking out 5 PBR batters.

Colman is now 2-2 in league play, while Dells PBR falls to 4-3. The game was the first of a four-game home stand for Colman, who will host the Dell Rapids Mudcats on Tuesday night.

Also Sunday, Cole Cheeseman was 2 for 4, with 2 runs and 2 RBI, in the Salem Cubs 10-5 win over the Dell Rapids Mudcats. Tyler Earls pitched 7 innings, giving up 2 runs, while striking out 9 for the Cubs. Cory Stuck drove in 3 runs for Salem, as they improved to 3-2.

The Flandreau Cardinals won their 4th Cornbelt League game of the year, with a 15-5 thrashing of the Madison Bronco’s in 7 innings. The Cardinals scored four runs in the 1st inning off Madison starter Hunter Jamison, and led 7-1 going into the 6th innings. Madison opened the top of the 6th with a four run outburst, only to see Flandreau answer with 7 runs in the bottom of the inning. The loss drops Madison’s record to 3-4.