Cummings strikes out 10 as Austin VFW Post #1216 baseball team downs Mantorville 3-1

The Austin VFW Post #1216 baseball team played host to Mantorville in a District 1 matchup at Marcusen Park Tuesday evening, and Blake Cummings was stellar on the mound for Post #1216 as he struck out 10 and did not walk a batter in helping to lead Austin to a 3-1 win.

Austin scored all the runs they would need in the bottom of the 2nd inning when they pushed two runs across for a 2-0 lead.  Post #1216 added a single run in the bottom of the 6th for a 3-0 lead, and Mantorville tallied their only run of the game in the top of the 7th.  Offensively for Austin, Dane Schara led the way by going 3 for 3 with three singles and a RBI, Ethan Anderson was 1 for 2 with a triple, Cooper Napton picked up two of Austin’s seven hits in three official trips to the plate and Isaac Nelson was 1 for 3.

Cummings pitched a complete-game win for Austin as he gave up the one run, which was earned, on four hits, striking out 10 and walking none.

With the win, Austin is now 5-4 on the season.