Baseball: Korlath powers Thunder in 8-2 win over Princeton

The Zimmerman Thunder are almost back to .500 and “really stinging the ball” after posting their third straight win, 8-2 over Princeton on Tuesday at home.

Christian Korlath powered this victory as he pitched a complete game and drove home five runs. The senior three-year starter threw a six-hitter with no walks and three strikeouts, needing only 67 pitches. He was 2-for-3 at the plate with a pair of two-run doubles and a sacrifice fly.

Matt Milless and Kam Crandall also had two hits each, with Crandall and Kyle Connelly each scoring three runs.

“Korlath had a monster game,” said coach Matt Kraus. “We had 11 hits. We are really stinging the ball right now, and that’s good to see.”

Zimmerman started the season 1-6 but have won six of their last eight. Three key players — Crandall, Korlath and Alex Borchardt — all missed some time with injuries but everyone is back now.

The Thunder are 7-8 overall and 6-8 in the Mississippi 8. They will host Rogers today in a makeup game.



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