Gruener helps the Nationals 17U Scout down Rawlings Prospects 10-7
July 28, 2012 – Joplin, MO
He tripled in the second and fifth innings.
In the bottom of the first, the Nationals 17U Scout grabbed the early lead, 2-0. The Nationals 17U Scout attack began with a single from Trevor Crone. Winston Rasmussen singled, scoring Brad Jelinek and Crone.
One run in the top of the third helped Rawlings Prospects close its deficit to 6-3. A sacrifice fly by Dilday gave Rawlings Prospects life. The Nationals 17U Scout stopped the rally after Will Ginger got Benes to fly out.
One run in the top of the fourth helped Rawlings Prospects close its deficit to 6-4. An RBI single by Jasiek sparked Rawlings Prospects’ rally. The Rawlings Prospects threat came to an end when Ginger finally got Hansen to fly out.
The Nationals 17U Scout added four more runs in the bottom of the fifth. The inning looked promising, as Will Harris singled, scoring Gruener to kick things off. That was followed up by Nathan Strobel‘s single, bringing home Harris.
Three runs in the top of the sixth helped St Louis prospects close its deficit to 10-7. A two-run double by Jasiek and an RBI single by Hansen set off Rawlings Prospects rally. Finally, Ginger got Dyszlewski to to end the threat.
Midwest Nationals 17U Scout Team record 36-15-1.
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