Now he has to try to hitWietegrefe gets out of a big jam in the 10th. First two runners reached but he retires the next 3. Going to 11th
Sam Kennedy is injured and out for the year, I think it is tommy john but can't recall 100%. Big loss he was gonna have a big role.Here's how the newcomers performed. If I missed someone or got something wrong, I apologize.
Drew Berkland, 1-6
Weber Neels, 0-5, 4BB
Easton Fritcher, 0-1, 1 sac bunt
Kris Hokenson, 3-13, 2 2B, 3 RBI….also pitched 2 innings with no runs
Caden Capomaccio, 3 IP, 1 H, 1 BB, 4 K
Sam Kennedy, DNP
Gilbert Saunders III, DNP
TJ Egan, DNP
Tristan Ellis, DNP
Sam Hunt, 4-7, 1 2B, 1 3B, 2 RBI
Ike Mezzenga, 3-10 1 RBI, 3 BB
Connor Wietegrefe, 5.2 IP (relief), 7 H, 3 ER, 4 BB, 8 K (very solid in Monday’s game)
Joe Hauser, 1.1 IP2 H, 2 BB, 1 K, 0 ER
Cam Blazek, DNP
Ben Shepard, DNP
Brady Jurgella, DNP
Josh Fitzgerald, DNP
Only being able to listen to radio broadcasts from the opponents feed, I obviously can't see how people looked other than the stats.
-It seemed that Neels may have struggled a bit at catcher on Saturday? 4 walks are very good for OBP but hitting wise did he ever hit it out of the IF? Just wondering if he's overmatched at the plate. Hard to know without seeing it.
-Hockensen with 2 extra base hits on a weekend where they were lacking. Impressive pop for a freshman
-Sam Hunt needs more at bats.
-Capomaccio with a very nice debut on the mound. Hopefully a sign of things to come.
-I was speculating a few pages back if Wietegrefe could contend for a starting spot. Obviously that isn't the case, but he did emerge from the weekend as our leader in innings pitched. It's great to have those guys that can offer you stretch periods out of the bullpen.
I knew the Fitzgerald one back when it happened this summer and learned of the Kennedy one when I talked to people close to the program at the beginning of February but had heard Egan and Semb were both healthy and gonna have big roles then after dealing with some injuries this fall so both of their injuries must have happened recently?Fitzgerald out for season (knee) Kennedy out for season (Tommy John) Egan out for season (Tommy John) Semb out for Florida tourney and possible longer ( shoulder). Not having Kennedy is a huge blow, would have helped us a lot and got a lot of innings. Offense looked solid for the most part, think the newcomers will have to step up for it to be successful. Seems like we a missing some firepower in the lineup, lots of single’s guy. Not really confident that anyone can hit the long ball consistently. Will have to manufacture runs. Rotation was shaky, but overall not horrible for the inexperience. Think Klassen will be the closer before seasons end. I was very impressed with Seth Clausen, think he could possibly start for us. Bullpen descsions day 1 seemed odd to me. Dauman and houser in a one run game where we could easily win?? They seem like more mop up innings type of guys to me.