The Hounds held on to a complete a win at Winnemac Park Wednesday, beating the Yankees 6-4 at Winnemac Park. Colin French (#10) got the nod for the start and over four innings of work, the lefty French allowed 3 earned runs and stranded 7 runners on base. Nick Schmidt (#23) followed up for the remaining three innings allowing only 2 runs. The righty French, Aidan (SS, #12), aided Schmidt by facilitating two doubleplays for the southpaw, one twisted with Matt Steffens (2B, #5) in the 5th and the other a simple tag-the-bag-and-throw 6-3 that helped change the tone of the 7th.
The Hounds gave up the lead in the top of the first, but undeterred, they responded immediately with two in the bottom of the inning on a RBI double by Brian Lehman (LF, #2). Lehman would later score on a ground ball by Nick Schmidt. Briefly, the Hounds gave up the lead by allowing 2 in the third, but again the Hounds responded by taking the lead, again doubling the opponent’s score, this time 6-3. The inning included a laser-shot single and run by His Majesty the Major of WinneMaywood Hans Hetrick (1B, #18), a double by Nick Schmidt (who would later round out his day with a triple, stay hot Gumby!), and a double by the thunderhams of Tim Riggenbach (CF, #8). Six would be all the Hounds would need to secure the win, the final score settling at 4-6.
With the win, the Hounds improved to 7-1, extending a 7-game winning streak. The Hounds will quickly turn around for a weekday evening game against the Aviators at Maywood on Thursday.