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Jamestown Post 14 Eagles lose to West Fargo Patriots 0-4 – Jamestown Sun

Jamestown Post 14 Eagles lose to West Fargo Patriots 0-4 – Jamestown Sun

JAMESTOWN – The Jamestown Post 14 Eagles came up short in a pitcher’s duel, losing 4-0 to the West Fargo Patriots at Jack Brown Stadium on Tuesday, July 9.

The Eagles (8-12) had a chance to score first in the second inning when Bennett Goehner hit a single with runners on first and second base, but Jaxon Kolpin was thrown out trying to score and keep the game scoreless. The Eagles had another chance to capitalize when they loaded the bases in the fourth inning, but they couldn’t break the deadlock. In total, the Eagles left seven runners on base. The Patriots also left seven runners on base.

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Jamestown’s Preston Gall runs to first base after bunting the ball against West Fargo on Tuesday, July 9, 2024, at Jack Brown Stadium.

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The Patriots broke through in the fifth inning when the first two batters hit singles, bringing in Seth Wiggestrand, who hit a ground ball to third base but allowed the run to make it 1-0. The Patriots scored two more in the inning to take a 3-0 lead.

“They got it done and we couldn’t stop them,” Eagles head coach Sam Joseph said. “They did a good job playing small ball. West Fargo does the little things to win baseball games and that’s what happened.”

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Braxten Perkins of Jamestown throws the ball in to end the inning after forcing out Landon Troftgruben of West Fargo at second base on Tuesday, July 9, 2024, at Jack Brown Stadium.

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The score remained tied until the seventh inning, when the Patriots (18-9) filled the bases for Caleb Anderson, who extended the visitors’ lead to 4-0 with a five-pitch walk.

On the mound, the Eagles’ Thomas Newman posted a 6.2 batting average, allowed three runs on five hits, allowed four walks and struck out one batter. Newman was outstanding early on, striking out the first eight batters he faced and throwing a 3.2 no-hitter on 50 pitches.

“He was a beast, like always, attacking the zone and keeping guys off balance,” Joseph said. “That’s just the way he is.”

The Patriots’ starter was Ben Clouse, who averaged 6.2 points, allowed four hits, allowed four walks and had six strikeouts.

The Eagles and Patriots were scheduled to play a second game, but shortly after the end of the first game, the skies cleared and rain began to fall, reaching the Jamestown area. The rain made the field unplayable, so the second game had to be postponed until a later date.

The Eagles return to the field on Friday, July 12 at 5:30 p.m. when they face the Casselton Haymakers.

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West Fargo catcher Brody Medina strikes out Jamestown’s Jaxon Kolpin at home plate on Tuesday, July 9, 2024, at Jack Brown Stadium.

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WF 4, J. 0

WP: 0 0 0 0 3 0 1–4 5 0

JE: 0 0 0 0 0 0 0–0 4 2

    Max O’Neill

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My name is Max O’Neill. I’m a sports reporter for The Jamestown Sun. I’m a native New Yorker and a 2020 graduate of Ithaca College with a degree in television and radio.