Hamilton’s Wolfram strikes out 15 in five-inning win over Tri-County
That one word pretty much sums up Hamilton senior Grant Wolfram’s pitching performance against Tri-County on Monday, May 18.
In a game that was stopped after five innings due to the mercy rule, Wolfram recorded 15 strikeouts as the Hawkeyes won 14-2.
“Grant was dominating,” Hamilton coach Ken DeGood said.
Wolfram also hurt Tri-County with his bat, going 3-for-3 with a triple, two RBI and two runs.
Alec Overbeek connected for a home run that jumpstarted a nine-run first inning for Hamilton, which added three runs in the fourth and two in the fifth.
Gerrit Eding went 3-for-4, while Zach Elders was 2-for-3 with a double as Hamilton upped its record to 25-6.
Three days earlier, Hamilton played Grandville in a non-league game that featured one total run through the first three innings.
That changed in a big way in the top of the fourth.
That’s when the Hawkeyes erupted for seven runs, pushing their lead to 8-0 en route to a 9-5 victory.
Overbeek drove in three of the fourth-inning runs with a bases-loaded triple.
“That was the big hit for us,” DeGood said. “It was his third triple in the past two games.”
Eding also had a solid day at the plate, going 2-for-4 with two RBI. Brandon Ritter added a pair of runs.
Ben Davage started on the mound and picked up the win for Hamilton, which improved to 24-6. Davage allowed three runs—two of them earned—on five hits with two walks and five strikeouts.
“Ben pitched a good game,” DeGood said.
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