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Benson Plowboys move to 2-3 on young season

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By Sam Peterson
Swift County Monitor
The Benson Plowboys town team played their fourth and fifth games of the season last week, earning a win and a loss to move to 2-3 on the season. They started with a road game against the Minneota Mudhens May 27 and fell 6-2. Benson was able to bounce back June 2 when they picked up a 12-4 road win over the Dawson Drakes.
Minneota 6
Benson 2
The Plowboys actually had more pop in their bats against the Mudhens, but five Benson errors allowed Minneota to score six runs and earn the four-run victory.
Benson did hold a brief lead when Isaac Minchow hit a single to score Max Nygaard in the top of the first to make it 1-0.
The Mudhens responded in the bottom of the second with four runs to jump in front 4-1 and never looked back.
The next four innings went by with neither squad scoring a run. Benson broke the drought in the top of the seventh when Matthew Ebnet scored on a fielder’s choice to make it 4-2.
Just to be safe, Minneota came back with two runs in the bottom of the seventh to push the score to 6-2, and neither team scored in the final two innings.
Benson outhit the Mudhens 7-5 in the game. Isaac Minchow finished 2 for 4 with two RBI. Sam Lenarz also had multiple hits and went 2 for 3. Ebnet was 1 for 3 with a run. Daniel Lenarz and Matthew Goossen both finished 1 for 4.
Isaac Minchow got the start on the mound and pitched one inning, allowing one earned run off no hits and struck out two. Daniel Lenarz pitched the final seven innings and gave up two earned runs off five hits and struck out nine.
Benson 12
Dawson 4
The Plowboys bounced back quickly with a comfortable win on the road against Dawson. Benson had their bats going, racking up 17 hits in nine innings of play.
Benson started the game fast with two runs in the top of the first and two more in the third to make it 4-0.

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