The Chargers baseball team split two games in recent action last week, falling to Litchfield 9-0 on the road Thursday, before defeating Watertown-Mayer 13-2 Friday.
DC avenged an opening-season loss to the Royals. On April 9, Watertown-Mayer defeated the Chargers 3-2 in walkoff fashion with two runs in the bottom of the seventh inning.
Against Litchfield, the Dragons outhit the Chargers 14-7, and Avery Liestman threw a complete-game shutout.
DC stranded nine runners in the ballgame, including the bases loaded in the third and fourth innings. Liestman scattered seven hits and one walk, while striking out six.
Ethan Mayer and Jacob Schmitz had two hits apiece for DC. Collin Krick had the Chargers’ only extra-base hit, a double second inning.
Against Watertown-Mayer, the Chargers scored seven runs in the bottom of the seventh, and four more in the third, to take an 11-0 lead and never look back.
Sanders Asplin, Jacob Schmitz, and Jacob Niemela all went a perfect 3-for-3. Asplin had a three-run triple, Schmitz a two-run homer, and Niemela three singles and three runs scored..
Collin Krick went the distance on the mound.
Check out Friday’s Enterprise Dispatch for a full recap.