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Owls increase record to 6-6 overall

Rain did not affect the game on Tuesday, May 11 when the Owls traveled to the Twin Cities to play Royalton in the Metrodome.

The results were not as good as hoped but the thrill of playing in the dome could not be dampened. The game remained scoreless through five innings with Royalton breaking lose in the sixth with four runs. The Owls could not add any of their own losing by 0-4.

The pitching staff of Drew Schmidgall, Brendon Foss and Cory Schroeder combined for twelve strike-outs and only one earned run.

Offensive leaders for the Owls were Bryan Shaw 1-3, Dylan Reese 1-3, Brendon Foss 1-3 and Collin Cunningham 1-3.

The Owls then hosted CGB on Friday, May 14 and defeated them 7-6. CGB scored three runs in the second but Hancock tied the score in the third. The Owls added two in the fourth but CGB came back with three in the fifth.

The Owls were able to tie the score at six in the seventh to go into extra inning. They scored one more in the 8th to get the win.

Four Owls recorded RBIs, Austin Steege, Brendon Foss and Drew Schmidgall each had one in the third. Austin added another in the 4th and Cory Schroeder batted in the winning run in the 8th. Cory was 4-5 and two stolen bases along with having the game winning hit. Drew Schmidgall was 2-4 with two stolen bases.

The pitching staff was lead by Schmidgall and Bryan Shaw who gave up three earned runs, seven hits and struck out four.

On May 17 the Owls traveled to Hillcrest for a make-up game coming home with a 7-1 victory.

The offensive highlights for the Owls were Cory Schroeder going 1-2 with two walks, a double and a SB. Brendon Foss and Bryan Shaw were each 2-4 and Dylan Reese was 2-3 with two runs scored and a walk. Multiple Owls had hits on the day with a total of 12 hits and seven walks.

Pitching was Brendon Foss going the distance holding the Comets to four base runners on the day and striking out nine batters and giving up one hit.