Scoopers’ baseball season ends with region loss to RC Stevens

Sturgis Scooper Gage Murphy pitched over three innings in the game against the Rapid City Stevens Raiders on Friday at Strong Field. Pioneer photo by Tim Potts

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STURGIS — The Sturgis Brown Scoopers’ high school baseball season came to an end with a 3-2 loss to the Rapid City Stevens Raiders, Friday, in the opening game of the regional tournament at Strong Field.

The field condition was good considering the rain earlier in the day, although late in the game, the rain and fog and 43 degree temperature was not ideal baseball conditions.

Gage Murphy started pitching for the Scoopers and threw 67 pitches. He faced 17 batters and allowed three runs and four hits to go with two strikeouts. Ryan Garland came in to pitch in the fourth inning with the bases loaded. He had one walk and then two strikeouts to end the inning.

Tristan Walters came into the game in the sixth and threw 19 pitches. He faced seven batters and allowed no runs, and no hits while striking out two batters.

The Scoopers had 10 hits and left seven runners on base. 

Carl Nash was three for three with three singles and scored a run. Walters was two for three at the plate.

The wining pitcher for the Raiders was Porter Wimp. He faced 22 batters and allowed five hits, two runs, three walks, and ended with throwing 82 pitches. Joe Bennett came in for the save and pitched the final two innings, gave up five hits, no runs, and one walk while throwing 34 pitches. Nick Guy was two for three, with an RBI.

Scoring for the Scoopers were Ridge Inhofer, and Nash.

Judge Hutto, Tanner Spencer, and Wimp scored the three runs for Stevens.

Rapid City Stevens will advance in the regional and face the winner of the Rapid City Central and Mitchell game.

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