BLAIRSBURG - Brett Frost wasn't overpowering on the hill, but he was certainly effective.
The Don Bosco sophomore kept the Northeast Hamilton bats guessing throughout yesterday evening's Iowa Star Conference baseball contest, as he held the Trojans to just one hit in the Dons' 11-0 romp.
"(Frost) just kept the ball low and threw strikes," NEH head coach Brandon Kelley said after his club dipped to 3-11 overall and 2-6 in the conference. "He did a good job."
DFJ photo by Tracy Runneberg
Northeast Hamilton left fielder Stephen Chamness comes up with a catch on the run during yesterday’s Iowa Star Conference game against Don Bosco in Blairsburg.
Frosts' counterpart Gabe Rapp also went the distance, but he was roughed up for nine hits by what Kelley called a complete Dons' team. Rapp walked and struck out three.
"They are a very sound, fundamental baseball team and you really enjoy watching the way they play the game," Kelley said of the Dons, who are now 11-3 overall and 7-0 in the ISC. "It's bad to be on the losing side of it, but as an opposing coach you really respect the way they play the game."
Jacob Ratzke scratched out the only hit off Frost with a first-inning single.
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Brett Frost and Mark Weber. Gabe Rapp and Marcus Mechaelsen. W-Frost. L-Rapp.
Northeast Hamilton will travel to Tripoli on Friday to face the Panthers. On Saturday, the Trojans will take part in the Iowa Falls Times-Citizen Tournament.