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Prep Baseball: Balk in 8th gives KMS win

KERKHOVEN -- A balk allowed the winning run to score from third base with two outs in the eighth inning as Kerkhoven-Murdock-Sunburg nipped Benson 3-2 in a non-conference game on Friday.

Marc Beckman was on first base and Aaron Zimmer on third when Beckman took off for second as Benson pitcher Luke Schwartz came to a set position on the pitcher's mound. Schwartz then was called for a balk, allowing Zimmer to score.

Schwartz took the loss, despite pitching 7Xc strong innings, allowing only four hits and two earned runs.

Zimmer earned a no-decision after pitching six innings and allowing two earned runs. He also singled and stole two bases.

Jonah Johnson earned the win for KMS (10-6), pitching two shutout innings.

Brook Guest had two hits for the Braves (2-13).

KMS 3, Benson 2

Benson 010 100 00 -- 2 5 3

KMS 000 101 01 -- 3 4 0

HITTING - Benson: Brennan Kent 1-for-4; Brook Guest 2-for-3; Andrew Ebert 1-for-3; Jed Eix 1-for-3 ... Kerkhoven-Murdock-Sunburg: Aaron Zimmer 1-for-4, 2 sb; Taylor Freetly 1-for-3, rbi; Bryan Schlagel 1-for-3, rbi; John Glimsdahl 1-for-3

PITCHING (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) -- Benson: Luke Schwartz (L) 7Xc-4-3-2-1-8 ... Kerkhoven-Murdock-Sunburg: Aaron Zimmer 6-4-2-2-1-0; Jonah Johnson (W) 2-1-0-0-0-3