The Williston Keybirds (3-5) matched up against Grand Forks in a road doubleheader on Wednesday, June 12. Although the Keybirds lost the first game by a final score of 3-2, they came back to take the second contest in a high scoring affair 10-7.
In the first ballgame, things were tied up at 2-2 after three full innings. The Keybirds scored a run in the second inning thanks to a Reed Hanson RBI groundout. Williston scored their next run in the third inning on a bases loaded double play ball off the bat of Garret Hill.
The deciding run of the game came against Williston starting pitcher Zach Carson in the bottom of the fifth. Carson took the loss as he pitched six innings and allowed three earned runs.
In the second game, Williston enjoyed a five-run outburst in the first inning to take an early lead. As it turned out, the Keybirds led wire to wire en route to a 10-7 win, ending the club’s five-game losing streak.
Williston’s offense collected 16 hits in the victory, and Hanson led the way offensively with a 3-for-4 performance at the plate with three RBIs. Five other Keybird hitters, including Brady Aberle, Jaxson Meyer, Camdin Miller, Jake Engen and Hill, also recorded multi hit games at the dish.
Meanwhile, starting pitcher Christopher Sathe picked up the win for the Keybirds as he went four full innings, allowing five earned runs on seven hits.