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Amateur Baseball: DeBoer, Raymond turn back Sacred Heart, 6-1

RAYMOND -- Tom DeBoer scattered seven hits in going the distance and struck out nine as the Raymond Rockets topped the Sacred Heart Saints 6-1 in Cornbelt League action on Friday night.

Shawn Thissen led off the fifth inning with a home run for the Rockets (10-2, 19-3). Tyler Steen went 3-for-4 with a double and an RBI. Jason Meyer stroked a two-run single in the first inning. Thissen also drove in two runs. Ben Ruter had two hits.

Ryan Hebrink had two hits for Sacred Heart (7-5, 9-7). Jeremy Hinderks took the loss.

Raymond trails Milroy by one game in the South Division standings.

Sacred Heart is tied for third place in the South.

Raymond 6, Sacred Heart 1

Sacred Heart 000 100 000 -- 1 7 2

Raymond 200 020 11x -- 6 9 2

HITTING - Sacred Heart: Mitch Schwindt 1-for-4; Tyler Kleinhuizen 1-for-3; Ryan Hebrink 2-for-4; Jeremy Hinderks 1-for-4; Jeff Hinderks 1-for-4, 2b, rbi; Mike Johnson1-for-4 ... Raymond: Tyler Steen 3-for-4, 2b, rbi; Kyle Knott 1-for-2; John Schmitt 1-for-2; Jason Meyer 1-for-3, 2 rbi; Ben Ruter 2-for-4; Shawn Thissen 1-for-4, solo HR, 2 rbi

PITCHING (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) -- Sacred Heart: Jeremy HInderks (L) 8-9-6-5-3-8 ... Raymond: Tom DeBoer (W) 9-7-1-1-2-9

Late result Thursday


Clear Lake 3, Litchfield 2

Litchfield (2-8, 6-14) gave up a unearned run in the top of the ninth inning.

Dan Estrada hit a two-run home run in the first inning to account for all of the Blues' runs.

Clear Lake 010 010 001 -- 3 10 1

Litchfield 200 000 000 -- 2 5 3

HITTING - Clear Lake: Darren Prom 3-for-5; Jason Kotschmar 3-for-4 ... Litchfield: Gabe Lecher 1-for-4; Dan Estrada 2-for-4, 2-run HR, 2 rbi; Russ Nathe 1-for-4; Camron Jones 1-for-3

PITCHING (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) -- Clear Lake: Darren Prom 8-4-2-0-2-10; Sam Iten (W) 1-1-0-0-0-3 ... Litchfield: Terry Euerle 6-4-2-0-2-10; Jon Euerle (L) 3-2-1-0-0-2