Baseball beats Lone Tree Friday evening

IMS 3 Lone Tree 2

IMS pulled out a win Friday night in the bottom of the seventh inning. With two outs and runners at 2nd and 3rd batter Jacob Bruns stepped in at the plate. The third pitch of the at bat got past the catcher allowing Tanner Leyden to score the winning run from third base. The game was a pitchers dual between Cameron Gingerich of IMS and Andy Dodson of Lone Tree. IMS only managed three hits on the night, two coming from Dallas Nye. Nye put IMS on the board with a RBI single in the fourth before Lone Tree tied the game in the top of the sixth. Nye put IMS back in the lead in the sixth with another RBI single scoring Gingerich from second each time. Lone Tree tied the game in the top of the seventh setting the stage for the walk off win. Tanner Leyden lead off the seventh with a walk and advanced to second base on a wild pitch. Leyden then moved to third on an infield single by Tobyn Bender, before scoring the winning run on another passed ball.

On the mound for IMS Gingerich allowed four hits while striking out nine Lion batters. “Dallas and Cameron did a great job of being leaders tonight for us and getting the job done in clutch situations. We were missing our soccer guys and had some young players fill in for them. I am extremely proud of the way the young guys stepped up and competed for us tonight,” said Coach Danny Hershberger.

IMS moves to 1-1 on the year and will next play at Wapello on Tuesday.