BISMARCK – Justin Lowe grounded out to third base, enabling Kaden Bouse to score the go-ahead run in the fifth inning, and Bourbon claimed a 12-7 road victory over Bismarck on Monday.

Shawn Mork batted with two outs and Tyler Mork at third, But his sinking liner was caught by right fielder Luke Ryan to end the fifth inning and preserve an 8-7 lead.

Jordan Wagner increased it with a successful suicide squeeze that allowed Tyler Lewis to score for Bourbon.

Seventh inning singles from Eric Sans Souci, Lewis and Mason Zahn added on to the lead by bringing in Alex Branson, Justin Lowe and Sans Souci.

Sans Souci and Zahn paced Bourbon with three hits. Sans Souci scored three times and Zahn had two RBI.

Bismarck (1-7) jumped out to an early lead in the first inning when Logan Dunn grounded out to score Jase Campbell. Connor Sullivan delivered a sacrifice fly for a 2-0 advantage.

Dunn was 2-for-4 in the Bismarck effort and tallied five RBI. Shawn Mork and Hunter Dugal were each 2-for-3.

Zahn led off the Bourbon second with a single, and scored on an error by the center fielder. Branson ripped a two-run single to right-center field with two outs as Bam Rowden and Denver Seabaugh came home for a 3-2 lead.

Dunn replied in the bottom of the second with a two-out double down the left-field line to reclaim a 4-3 edge as Campbell and Shawn Mork scored.

Zahn singled again to tie the game in the third after Sans Souci doubled. But Dugal connected for a base hit, and pinch runner Alex Marcee scored with two outs when Sans Souci balked to put Bismarck on top 5-4.

Lewis drove a one-out, two-run double off the right-field wall to regain the lead for Bourbon 6-5. Rowden singled with two outs and scored Zahn, giving Bourbon a two-run advantage.

Dunn pulled a deep home-run to right field with Shawn Mork at second base to tie the game 7-7 in the bottom of the fourth inning.

Wagner appeared in the fifth inning and got the win by allowing his one hit while striking out the side in the sixth.

Sans Souci started for Bourbon and struck out two over four innings while surrendering seven earned runs on five hits.

Rowden and Lewis had multi-hit games in the win. Rowden scored once, while Lewis drove in three. Branson and Wagner each had hits for Bourbon.

Sullivan allowed seven runs on nine hits, and struck out three through four innings for Bismarck. Kaydon Ketcherside surrendered five tallies over the last three frames in the loss.

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Jared Pettus is a sports reporter for the Daily Journal He can be reached at jpettus@dailyjournalonline.com.


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