First Dutch win over Chariton

(photo by Ken Kinne) Kamden Lambert records the out at first for the Dutch in a 7-1 win over the Chariton Chargers at home. It was the first win of the year for the Dutch.

The bats have been a little slow for the Pella High Little Dutch to open the 2019 season.

After a 0-3 start the Dutch got on the winning path with a solid 7-1 win at home over the Chariton Chargers May 30.

Coach Jesse Jablonski’s squad didn’t exactly rip the cover off the ball, but they did have six hits, three of them doubleds and they scored six runs in the second inning.

Enjoying the succes for Pella on the mound was winning pitcher Tanner Dunsbergen. He pitched four innings allowing three hits in the win.

Ben Akers finished the game pitching. He also gave up three hits and one earned run.

Gabe Thomas and Nick DeJong each had two hits for Pella. Both of Thomas’ hits were doubles as was one of DeJong’s.

Rounding out the Pella offense with one hit each were Drew Hillman and Nick Grandia.

Pella also took advantage of being issued six walks.

The Pella pitchers allowed just one walk in the seven inning affair.

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The Dutch will face the Saydel Eagles at home Thursday, June 6 with JV play at 5:30 and the varsity to follow.

Friday has the Dutch playing at Norwalk against the Warriors in league play.