Sherman gets key hits in win over Forestville

FORESTVILLE – Ryan Robson and Jeremy Cole combined to throw a two-hitter as the No. 9 seed Sherman Wildcats (6-8) knocked off the No. 8 Forestville Hornets (4-14), 11-2, Monday in a Class D high school baseball prequarterfinal game.

Sherman opened up a 9-0 lead after three and a half innings of play and never looked back.

“They came to play and we didn’t,” Forestville coach Jack Frost said. “They came out of the box swinging the bats and hit the ball and we didn’t. It’s a very disappointing end to the season.”

Robson hurled the first five innings for the Wildcats as he struck out six and walked four while Cole pitched the final two innings and struck out two. Travis Henry hit a triple for Sherman’s lone extra-base hit.

Jake Nosbisch pitched the first four innings as he struck out five and walked two in a losing effort for the Hornets while John Murphy finished the game and tossed two strikeouts. Brandon VanZile hit a double for Forestville, who committed six errors in the contest.

The Hornets lose just three seniors from this year’s team.

“We’re young,” Frost said. “We’ll rebound from this and we’ll have a bit more experience next year. I have all my pitching back and the kids will be another year older.”

Meanwhile, the Wildcats have a date with No. 1 Clymer in the quarterfinals Wednesday. The Pirates swept both games of the season series.