Baseball: Sting have 12-run inning, beat PACT 14-4

The Spectrum Sting scored 12 runs in the fifth inning and defeated PACT Charter 14-4 on Monday afternoon in cool, wet weather at home.

The Sting (4-5), after giving up three runs in the fourth, strung together seven hits and six walks in their big inning.

“Giving up those three runs in the fourth was frustrating, due to a couple of poor defensive plays,” said coach Kurt Remick, “but we were able to have a great inning at the plate, only swinging at strikes and hitting the ball well.”

Austin Kurilla was 4-for-4 with three RBI and a sac fly, raising his batting average to .636. Christian Rieck was 3-for-3 (three runs, two RBI), Thomas Ogren 2-for-2 (two walks, two runs) and Connor Hansen 2-for-3 (two RBI).

John Brand pitched the five-inning win efficiently, needing just 70 pitches. He gave up four runs (two earned) and four hits while striking out four.

The Sting will play at Litchfield on Thursday.