Hounds had tying run at second with one out
BLOOMFIELD - Fort Madison a runner in scoring position in the top of the seventh but couldn't bring him around as the Hounds fell to Davis County 5-4 in a non-conference game Tuesday night.
Aidan Pennock (1-2) took the loss for Fort Madison allowing all five runs on 10 hits while striking out three and walking two. Luke Hellige came on in relief throwing an inning and allowing just one hit with no Ks or walks.
Kane Williams stayed hot at the plate for Fort Madison. The junior was 3-3 at the plate with two doubles and two runs scored. Reiburn Turnbull had two hits and 2 RBI. Tate Johnson was 2-4 with a double and a triple. Landes Williams, Tate Settles and Pennock each had hits in the loss.
Both teams opened with two runs in the first inning. Fort Madison got on the board in the top half. After a lead-off strike out, Kane Williams doubled, Turnbull doubled and Johnson doubled to make it 2-0 with one out. A fly out and ground out stranded Johnson at second.
Davis County countered with two runs both coming with two outs when Nolan Cremer doubled to left scoring a run. The other run came on a wild pitch. Pennock induced a strikeout to the next hitter to end the inning.
The Mustangs would add a run in the bottom of the second for a 3-2 lead, but Fort Madison would put up one each in the third and fourth to take a 4-3 lead.
Johnson tripled to lead off the third and came around to score on a fielder's choice ground out by Jordan Simpson. Settles would single to center, but Davis County would get the next two to retire the side.
That would be all the scoring until the bottom of the fifth when Pennock got the first out, and then gave up a single, a walk and another single to score Cremer from third to tie things up at 4. Boyd Brinegar would fly out for the second out before Justin Matheney singled past Turnbull at first for the game-winner.
The Hounds were retired in order in the 6th.
Fort Madison falls to 17-7 overall and travels to Class 1A No. 3 New London tonight before a double header with Burlington on Thursday. The Hounds are scheduled to wrap up the regular season at Davenport Assumption on Friday.
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