Starting for the Trojans were: Brandon Nelson, second base; Nate Hala, third base; Kyle Llewellyn catcher; Grant Koch, shortstop; Ian Slagle, pitcher; Sam Kuhter, first base; Joe Dvorak, right field; Brad Cecak, center field; Brandon Doyle, left field.
After 13 batters and 11 runs scored in the top of the first inning, JV coach Dustin Peska made changes in the STC lineup. Kaleb Davenport came in to pitch. Slagle went to third base, Brandon Doyle to second base, Nelson to right field and Nate DeBondt to center field. Davenport faced three more batters and saw two more runs come in before the Trojans sent the Dutch to defense, leading 13-0. That turn at bat for the Dutch exhausted 40 minutes of the games 90 minute limit.
Nelson, Davenport and Llewellyn were three up and three down in the bottom of the second inning.
The Dutch sent 11 batters to the plate in the of of the second inning. Errors and passed balls continued to plague the Trojans as they gave up seven more runs to the Dutch to trail 20-0.
In the bottom of the second inning, Koch flew out to right field, Slagle ground out to the pitcher and Kuhter struck out.
Nelson came in to pitch in the top of the third inning. The Dutch were able to add another seven runs to their score at this turn at bat for a 27-0 lead.
Cecak ground out to the pitcher in the bottom of the third inning. Dvorak ground out to third base and Brandon Doyle struck out to close things out for the Trojans.
The game was called at 6:53 to allow warm up time for the varsity game. The final score was Pella 27, STC 0.
Brandon Nelson gets set to throw to first base during the JV baseball game with the Pella Dutch, Friday, June 24. News-Herald/Charley Townsley