Sam Jenson pitched Valley City Babe Ruthâ€™s second no-hitter in as many games and led the offense in Tuesday nightâ€™s 18-0, 19-hit District win over host Edgeley.
â€śAgain we had another great pitching performance,â€ť Valley City head coach Lance Lukes said. â€śJenson improved from his last outing and found some things that worked and kept up with them. Our offense came out little sluggish in the first two innings; we talked and changed our approach and rattled off base hit after base hit. Itâ€™s always nice to put up that many hits in a game.â€ť
Jenson worked all five innings, walked five and struck out 10, during which Valley Cityâ€™s defense turned multiple double plays and Jenson faced just three batters above the minimum.
Valley City scored two runs in the first, 11 in the third, four in the fourth and another in the fifth.
Jenson batted 4-for-5, drove in a run and scored another.
Nate Rodriguez went 2-for-2, scored three times and brought a run across.
Justin Manson ripped the first pitch of the game into the left center field gap for an inside-the-park home run. Garret Suhrâ€™s three-run inside-the-park home run in the third inning helped Valley City pull away.
Valley City (3-0 District, 6-2 overall) heads to Lisbon, N.D. Thursday for a 5 p.m. District-and-non-District doubleheader, in advance of Friday and Saturdayâ€™s Pizza Corner Classic Tournament at Charlie Brown Field.
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