DIXON – The Dixon baseball team was in two competitions Monday afternoon – one was a game against Rockford Christian and the other was a race against Mother Nature.
The Dukes are winning the game, 6-1 against the Royal Lions, but couldn’t quite beat the weather at Veterans Memorial Field. It was suspended in the bottom of the third inning, with the Dukes in the midst of an uprising, when lightning was spotted.
The game will resume at a date and time to be determined.
Dixon (4-0, 3-0 Big Northern) plated three runs in the bottom of the second inning. Hayden Steinmeyer led off with a single, Beau Evans walked, and each moved up with stolen bases. Michael Ullrich followed with a two-run double to deep left-center field.
The next batter, Ethan Van Horn, reached on an error, then Griffey Rodriguez lined a soft single to right to plate Ullrich.
The Dukes seized further control in the third. With one out, Eli Dever walked, Steinmeyer doubled, and Evans walked to load the bases. Ullrich drove in one run with an infield single, then Van Horn ripped a two-run single to chase Rockford Christian (5-1, 3-0) starter Spencer Munch.
William Lavery came on in relief, and the game was stopped as he faced his first batter, Rodriguez.
Dever allowed one unearned run, no hits and two walks, with two strikeouts, in three innings. Two Dixon errors led to Rockford Christian’s lone run.