The Pierre Trappers had a great night at Fossum Field in Aberdeen on Wednesday. They finished their two game road trip by blowing out the Hub City Hotshots, 22-11.
Both teams were tied 2-2 going into the third inning. The Trappers scored four runs in the top of the third inning. They did not give up the lead for the rest of the game, scoring at least one run in every inning until the ninth inning. The Hotshots had their fair share of hits and runs, but it wouldn’t be enough to make up for the lack of quality pitching.
Eric Romo won the game on the mound for the Trappers. He gave up seven runs on seven hits in three and a third innings, walking three and striking out three.
Jackson Olson took the loss for the Hotshots. He gave up ten runs on 13 hits over four innings, walking one and striking out two. The Hotshots didn’t get any better results from their bullpen. Jordan Rodriguez came into the game for Olson. He gave up 11 runs on 13 hits in two innings of work.
The Trappers’ bats came alive on Wednesday for a season high 29 hits, most of which came from the top half of the lineup. The first five batters for the Trappers combined for 19 hits in 31 at-bats, 17 runs and 15 RBIs. Newcomer Stephen Lund went 5-6 and six runs. All-Star infielder Teddy Petersen and outfielder Jack Waletich each had four hits and five RBIs. Every Trappers player in the batting order had at least one hit in the win.
The Trappers (19-21) have won four of their past five games, while the Hotshots (15-26) have lost five of their last six. The Trappers are now 11-5 in the Beef Cup standings.
The Trappers will have a five game homestand at Hyde Stadium against the Badlands Big Sticks (22-16), starting on Friday. Gameday promotions for the next four days will be Mascot Night (Friday), Will Ferrell Night (Saturday), Rock ‘N Roll Night (Sunday) and We are Trappers Night (Monday). First pitch for Friday night’s game will be 7:05 p.m. Saturday’s game will start at approximately 6:35 p.m. Sunday will be a doubleheader. The first game is slated to start at 5:35 p.m. Monday’s finale is scheduled to start at 6:35 p.m. This will be the first time that Trappers fans will get to see the Big Sticks play in Hyde Stadium.