Prep Baseball Report

No. 22 Indian Trail Upsets No. 1 Arrowhead 2-1

By Matt Huck
Area Scout

HARTLAND, WI - One of the most highly anticipated matchups of the Wisconsin High School Season lived up to the billing with No. 22 Indian Trail edging out No. 1 Arrowhead 2-1 on Wednesday afternoon. Not only did this game matchup two of the top teams in the state but also two of the top prospects from the 2016 class with No. 1 ranked player Gavin Lux from Indian Trail and No. 3 ranked Nathan Brown from Arrowhead.

Brown, a Florida commit, came out fast working 88-91 mph with his fastball in the first two innings going 6 up 6 down with 3 strikeouts. Indian Trail finally broke through in the top of the 3rd with a lead off single by Nick Elsen followed by a walk to Griffin Klein. Elsen came around to score on a ground out by Ryne Sack. The Hawks added another run with 2 outs in the inning after lead off man Jared Hoerter singled and stole second, then came around to score on a bloop single by Gavin Lux. After the 3rd Brown settled in again allowing just one hit to Lux over the final 4 innings.

Not to be out done by Brown, Indian Trail starter Ryan Hoerter shut down the powerful Arrowhead lineup over 7 innings allowing just 5 hits and one run while striking out 5.

In the bottom of the 7th Johnny Duranso singled, Jeff Holtz doubled, and Brenn Stapleton was intentionally walked to set up a bases loaded and one out situation. Hoerter buckled down getting a groundball with the infield drawn in to get the force at the plate and then got a strikeout to seal the victory.

Indian Trail improves to 12-4 on the year and returns to action today against Racine Horlick at Carthage College. Arrowhead drops to 10-1 on the year and returns to action today at home against Beaver Dam.

Check the Wisconsin Scout Blog for insider scouting information on this contest, available shortly.

Statistical Highlights

Indian Trail
Gavin Lux- 2-3, RBI, SB
Nick Elsen- 1-3, run scored
Ryne Sack- 0-2, RBI
Ryan Hoerter- 7 IP, 5 H, ER, IBB, 5 K’s

Brenn Stapleton- 2-2, BB
Jeff Holtz- 2-3, 2B, run scored
Nate Brown- 7 IP, 4 H, 2 ER, BB, 10 K’s

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