ROSWELL, New Mexico: Dodge City baseball continued their winning ways last weekend in Roswell, New Mexico as they took New Mexico Military Institute 3-1 after four games played.
Game one ended with a 4-1 decision to the Conqs. DC3 crossed all four runs across the plate in the first three innings, and allowed NMMI their lone run of the game in the bottom of the eighth.
Freshman Colbey Madewell led the Conqs with a 3-4 performance and two runs at the plate. Sophomore Jordan Doan led Dodge with two RBIs with one hit on the day. Freshmen Jason Nichols, Frankie Valle and Tim Wakefield all garnered one hit apiece throughout the game.
Sophomore right-hander Luke Crabb (1-0) held down the rubber for Dodge City. In six innings of work, he fanned eight while allowing only three hits. Sophomore Cameron Brockhoff then put in two innings on the bump for the Conqs, allowing three hits and one earned run. Closing out the right-handed pitching staff of the day was freshman Cory Royer who collected his first save of the season after fanning one and allowing no runs to close out the game.
The Conqs opened up day two in the four-game series with a 5-3 loss to New Mexico. The Conqs went up with one run in the first and third before NMMI tied things up 2-2 in the bottom of the third inning.
In the top of the fourth, DC3 added another to gain the edge, but were stopped short by the home team after they crossed three runs in the bottom of the frame. New Mexico kept Dodge City scoreless in the following three innings to earn the win.
Doan and freshman Johnny Balsamo each had two hits in the game while Madewell and Nichols and sophomores Leno Ramirez and Merle Trueblood each collected one hit apiece. Ramirez, Nichols and Wakefield all picked up solo RBIs in the game as well.
Sophomore Andrew Riddell (1-1) is marked with the loss after giving up four hits and five earned runs while fanning five in just under four-innings pitched. Freshman Matthew Perea also got some time on the bump, sitting down one while allowing three hits in 2.1 innings played.
It was back to winning ways in game three for the Conqs with a 7-6 victory in eight innings. The score went back and forth throughout the game with the Conqs owning a 5-3 advantage heading into the seventh inning. New Mexico tabbed two in the bottom of the inning to tie things up and send the game into extra innings.
In the top of the eighth, DC3 added two runs to the scorecard and allowed the home team only one run in the bottom of the frame to take the 7-6 victory on the day.
Madewell went 3-5 with two RBIs and two runs. Ramirez and Nichols each collected two RBIs apiece while sophomore Hayden Simmons went 2-4 with two runs in the game. Balsamo, Ramirez, Doan and freshman Max Laney each collected one hit in the game as well.
Anthony Bowmaker earned the start and pitched the first five innings, allowing four hits and two runs while fanning three. Sophomore right-hander came in next for DC3, allowing one hit and one run throughout his inning. Garnering the win for the Conqs was sophomore Austin Hammer (1-0) who, in two innings of work, fanned three and allowed three runs to score.
Closing out the weekend, DC3 finished with a commanding 8-1 victory over New Mexico. After the score tied 1-1 in the first inning, DC3 unleashed their bats and scored two in the second, three in the seventh and one in both the fifth and ninth for the seven-run victory.
Balsamo led the team with a 3-5 performance at the plate. He snagged two RBIs while crossing the plate three times on the day. Sophomore Jorden Fields went 2-4 with one RBI, while Leno Ramirez and Frankie Valle each collcted two RBIs on one hit in the game. Madewell and Doan each also collected one hit on the day.
Sophomore Russell Mithlo (2-0) picked up the win in the game after fanning 10 and allowing four hits and one earned run throughout six innings for the Conqs. Freshman Layne Downing earned his first save of the season after sitting down two and allowing no hits throughout the final three innings of the game.
So far on the season, Madewell leads the team with a .526 at the plate after going 10-19 in the last six games. He has tabbed one triple, two doubles and three RBIs while owning a .545 on-base percentage.
Leno Ramirez leads the team with an impressive 15 RBIs after owning eight hits, including two doubles, one triple and one homerun. Johnny Balsamo is good for a .462 average thus far while Doan has collected a .400 at the plate for the Conqs.
DC3 is currently in Portales, New Mexico today, taking on Eastern New Mexico University JV. Start times were listed at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. for the day.