Hunter Auchtung swings at a pitch during Ripon’s win over Laconia.
Hunter Auchtung swings at a pitch during Ripon’s win over Laconia.

   The Tigers were great at the plate last week Friday.

   Good hosts? Not so much.

   With their neighbor to the east, Laconia, visiting Barlow Park, Ripon scored at least one in every inning of a mercy rule-shortened 17-7 win to stay undefeated through three games.

   “We learned really from the previous night against Mayville of how to stay in games and when things aren’t going our way,”

   Jonas said of the runaway victory. “[We learned] to adjust a little bit at the plate and on the mound.”

   In fact, the outcome never seemed in doubt as Ripon scored six runs in the first, and was up 10-3 by the third.

   Up and down the lineup, too, Ripon slammed Laconia’s pitchers. Every starter but one had at least one hit.

   “I thought our approach at the plate against Laconia was far better [than against Mayville],” Jonas said. “We stayed back in the ball; we drove it.”

Read the full story, which includes information on a win over Mayville, in the April 4, 2019 edition of the Ripon Commonwealth Press.