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Pitcher Herter leads Larned Legion baseball
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Larned pitcher Johnathan Herter throws a strike. Herter pitched a complete game in Larneds 5-1 victory. - photo by Photo by JANET FLESKE

LARNED — Larned pitcher Jonathan Herter shut down Hays-Thomas More Prep to help the Legion baseball team to a 5-1 victory Monday. TMP won the nightcap 23-4.
LARNED 10, TMP MONARCHS 1 — Herter struck out six batters and threw a four-hitter with 113 pitches. Mason Perez and Carson Smith each drove in two runs.
Larned’s Brayden Rupp reached on an error, Shevin Martin walked and Perez walked to load the bases in the fourth inning. Smith singled home Rupp and Martin scored on an outfield error for a 2-1 lead.
In the fifth inning, Mason Burris singled, Rupp walked and Brandon Cenecerous reached on an error to load the bases. Perez’s single scored Burris and Rupp. Smith’s RBI single scored Cenecerous.
TMP MONARCHS 23, LARNED 4 — Larned’s pitchers yielded 13 walks and hit four batters to go along with five errors that led to 13 unearned runs. Eighteen Monarch baserunners scored after reaching base without a hit.
Austin Gladow singled home Smith in the first inning and Herter scored on an error. Herter hit an inside-the-park two-run homer that scored Smith in the third inning.
Monarch Chase Werth drove in five runs with no hits. Gavin Schumacher drove in three runs. Werth pitched four innings. The Monarchs scored 11 runs in the fourth inning.

TMP 100 000 0 — 1 4 5
Larned 000 230 x — 5 6 1
Werth, Schwindt (5) and Renz. Herter and Burris. W—Herter. L—Werth.

TMP 237 (11) — 23 8 3
Larned 202 0 — 4 4 5
Schwindt and Renz. Gladow, Smith, Fitzpatrick, Coulsons, Burris and Smith. W—Schwindt. L—Gladow. 2B—T—Zimmerman. HR—L—Herter.