LAWTON - Twins Matt and Luke Skinner combined for seven RBI as Lawton-Bronson topped Alta/Aurelia 11-3 in a Monday night Memorial Day tilt here.
Matt Skinner cranked a grand slam to help break the game open in the fourth inning, and his brother Luke also drove in three runs for Class 1A's second-ranked Eagles (3-2). Jaden Holton pitched four innings for Alta-Aurelia, giving up nine runs, only three of which were earned, due to one inning of poor defense by Alta-Aurelia. Neil Marshall finished the game on the mound for the Warriors, going two innings and giving up two runs(one earned).
Jalen Henningsen was 1-2 at the plate for the Warriors, along with being hit by a pitch in one at-bat, while Neil Marshall was 1-4. and Alex Stephan and Austin Delp were each 1-3 with all the base hits being singles.
Alta-Aurelia Coach Dan Wendel commented, "Lawton- Bronson is an exceptional baseball team. We played much better on offense in this game, and things are starting to finally come together in that area. One bad inning on defense cost us this game with four errors in the 4th. We had too many mistakes to beat a team as good as Lawton is this year. I liked a lot of what I saw in this game, though, and we seem to be starting to play much better.Jaden and Neil both pitched really well, and I have been very happy with our pitching to this point in the season. We will be a good baseball team once we put all phases of the game together.