Hornets use hot bats to hammer Wildcats in opener

Horstmeier mashes two home runs, Fulton punishes New Bloomfield 16-6

Dalton Horstmeier’s struggles adjusting to a new batting stance and a tweaked swing led Fulton Hornets head Darren Masek to sit down and have a discussion with his senior shortstop.

“… We had a little talk about not trying to do too much and to be the same player you have been the last two years,” Masek said.

Message received.

Horstmeier ended the game with a three-run home run — his second homer of the day — and finished with four runs batted in as the Hornets overpowered the New Bloomfield Wildcats 16-6 in six innings in the season opener for both teams Friday night at the high school athletic complex.

Horstmeier finished 2-for-4 with four runs scored, a stolen base and the first multi-homer game of his career on a night where the wind was kicking at just the right speed for hitters.

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