HARTLEY - Aurelia took on Class 2A Hartley-Melvin-Sanborn in high school baseball action here on Thursday. The 'Dogs took a 2-1 lead after two innings, but were down 7-3 heading into the 6th, when the hosts scored six more runs to win by the "10-run rule," 13-3.
Jared Bruce had two hits and two stolen bases for the Bulldogs, and Tanner Winterhof had a double and drove in two runs.
Sophomore Kody Pinkerton started on the mound for Aurelia, going four innings, striking out two, walking three, and surrendering seven hits and two earned runs. Left-hander Ross Fitzgerald finished up, pitching 1 2/3 innings and giving up six earned runs. Fitzgerald gave up five walks and five hits while striking out two.