Bismarck Gets Shutout From Mork, Defeats South Iron 3-0

The South Iron Panthers took on the Bismarck Indians in an important battle for both teams with the calendar flipping to April.  Jon Ruble got the start for South Iron, but he was welcomed rudely to the ball game, allowing two hits to the first two hitters, including an RBI single to his opposition.

Mork helped his own cause in a big way, as he was on the mound for Bismarck.  He started off strong, striking out eight batters in the first four innings.  A big challenge took place in the fifth inning, however, when Mork loaded the bases for South Iron’s Sawyer Huff.

The strike out was Huff’s third of the afternoon, and it would prove to be a big one, as South Iron would fail to get on base again after that, losing by a final score of 3-0.  Garrett Mork started and finished the game, allowing five hits in a complete game shutout, striking out eleven South Iron hitters.  He talked after the game about his control on his pitches, particularly his breaking ball.

Manager Chris Hayes talks about what Mork means to his squad.

Jon Ruble finished with two hits in his 5 1/3 innings of work.  South Iron manager Jeff Ayers credits Ruble with keeping his team in the game.

The Bismarck Indians improve to 3-2.  They’ll be back home tomorrow afternoon against the Bunker Eagles before hosting the Bunker Invitational this weekend.  As for South Iron, the loss drops them to 3-3.  Their next opponent is tomorrow afternoon on the road against the Winona Wildcats.