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Amateur Baseball: Atwater blanks Kensington 8-0

Tribune photo by Rand Middleton. Atwater's Ryan Walsh, who reached on an infield single and later scored the game's first run, steals second base during the second inning, beating the tag by Pat Stumpf of Kensington on Sunday at Kingery Field in Atwater.

Tribune Staff Report

ATWATER -- Four Atwater pitchers combined on a three-hitter and the Chuckers won 8-0 over Kensington on Sunday.

The Chuckers are now 2-0 this season and have not allowed an earned run in the two games. Four pitchers combined for a 9-2 non-league win over Brownton last week.

Jacolby Anderson pitched the first four innings, allowing just a hit and striking out nine, but he didn't work enough innings for the victory. Winner Justin Schroeder worked three innings, allowing two hits and striking out five, and Brian Kingery and Jordan Tanner pitched perfect eighth and ninth innings, with Tanner striking out two.

Kingery and Jordan Tanner both had two hits and drove in a run, and Schroeder, Matt Tanner, Zach Cunningham and Ryan Walsh all had hits for the Chuckers. Matt Tanner and Cunningham both drove in runs.

The Chuckers play next against Regal at 1:30 p.m. Sunday in Atwater.

Atwater 8, Kensington 0

Kensington 000 000 000 -- 0 3 2

Atwater 010 430 00x -- 8 8 1

HITTING - Kensington: Blake Helmick 1-for-4, Justin Anderson 1-for-3, Trevor Paulzine 1-for-2 ... Atwater: Brian Kingery 2-for-4 rbi r-2, Jordan Tanner 2-for-4 2b rbi r-2, Justin Schroeder 1-for-4 r, Matt Tanner 1-for-2 rbi bb-3, Zach Cunningham 1-for-5 2b rbi, Ryan Walsh 1-for-4 r

PITCHING (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) -- Kensington: Mitch Helmick (L) ... Atwater: Jacolby Anderson 4-1-0-0-1-9, Schroeder (W) 3-2-0-0-1-5, Kingery 1-0-0-0-0-0, J.Tanner 1-0-0-0-0-2