If there was a way to bounce back, Harrisburg figured it out Thursday at Dorris Heights against Herrin.
Fueled by a complete game shutout from Cody Hall and a grand slam from Ryne Roper, the Bulldogs blanked Herrin 6-0 to improve to 9-2 overall and 2-1 in Ohio Division play of the River-to-River Conference.
Mitchell Enyart held Harrisburg to just two hits before being replaced by Austin Starkweather in the fourth inning.
Enyart gave up a lead off walk to Justin Younger and then hit Brennan Street with a pitch before being pulled by head coach Keith Warren.
Starkweather then loaded the bases by hitting Noah Vallette with a pitch and gave up a bunt single to Sykes Thompson that was able to score Younger.
Roper then stepped to the plate and delievered a bomb to left field, clearing the bases to give the Bulldogs a commanding 6-0 lead.
Prior to that, in the top half of the fourth, Hall was able to work himself out of a jam with, working with a 1-0 lead and the bases full of Tigers.
Jared Daugherty struck out looking to start the inning, but was followed with Starkweather reaching base via walk. After Aaron Cheatham flew out to Younger in centerfield, A.J. Taitt singled into centerfield. Stephen Benjamine followed suit with a walk to load the bases before Hall enduced Nick Ryker to ground out to Roper to end the inning.
Hall went the distance, giving up five hits on the day, while walking three, striking out three and the Tigers left six men on base.
Harrisburg stranded just three runners, while Starkweather suffered the loss for Herrin.
Roper went 2-for-4 on the day with two runs scored and four RBIs, Hall went 1-for-2, while Sykes Thompson had the other hit.
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Carrier Mills-Stonefort 7, Crab Orchard 0
CARRIER MILLS - The Carrier Mills-Stonefort baseball team knocked off Crab Orchard 7-0 Thursday afternoon with Dalton Summers picking up the win.
Summers went the distance, allowing just three hits and striking out six.
The Wildcats put up three runs in the third inning when Jonah Crowder delivered a one-out single. That followed a Darren Betz single and Josh Bailey ripped a two RBI double, scoring Crowder and Betz. Bailey later scored on an error by Crab Orchard's shortstop.
In the fourth, Carrier Mills-Stonefort tacked on four more runs with Anthony Kalodner smacking a triple. Crowder drove him in with a double and Betz scored Crowder with a double of his own. Loren Whiting's double scored Betz and Summers' RBI single scored Whiting.
Page 2 of 2 - Carrier Mills is scheduled to play at Hamilton County today, starting at 4:30 p.m.
Gallatin County 11, Thomponsville 1 / Johnston City 10, Gallatin County 4
JUNCTION - Gallatin County bounced back from a non-conference loss Wednesday to Johnston City by beating Thompsonvile 11-1 in five innings.
Zach McGuire got the win for the Hawks, who improve to 9-2 overall and 5-0 in the Greater Egyptian Conference.
Gallatin County hosted Johnston City in a non-conference match up on Wednesday, with the Indians winning 10-4 in a sloppy game for the Hawks.
Gallatin committed five errors on the day, which opened up some big innings for the Indians. Hawks' starter Tyler Crayne went five innings giving up all 10 runs, but only 4 earned in the loss. The Hawks provided little support with the gloves or the bats, as they mustered only four hits on the day, the big hit was a first inning 2-run home run by Daine Hish.