"You'll never get ahead if you don't take care of what you have." - Doris Waddell, RIP

A historic building on our U of M-Morris campus - morris mn

A historic building on our U of M-Morris campus - morris mn
The multi-ethnic building was the original home of the music department at UMM. (B.W. photo)

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Girls beat Monte, boys triumph vs. YME

Softball: Tigers 12, Montevideo 2
MACA softball kept rumbling forward on Monday, May 9. Coach Mary Holmberg's momentum-infused Tigers won 12-2 at home.
The home field fans at Wells Park, west Morris, cheered as ten hits resonated off their team's bats.
How much momentum do the Tigers possess? Their Monday win upped their WCC-South record to 12-0.
The Tigers committed just one error while the Montevideo Thunder Hawks struggled in the field with six miscues.
Mackenzie Weatherly added another upbeat chapter to her memorable prep diamond career. Her heroics were both from the pitching rubber and at the plate.
Pitching-wise she turned in another gem. She set down ten Thunder Hawk batters on strikes. She gave up three hits and walked three in her five innings. The game was abbreviated due to the ten-run rule.
Weatherly was in the groove when batting too. She was a superb three-for-four with two of her hits doubles, and she drove in four runs.
Dani Schultz was also three-for-four. Haley Scheldorf and Jaimie Bergerson both went two-for-three.
The Thunder Hawks kept pace with the Tigers through the early innings thanks to RBI hits by Ashley Hoehne and Chelsea Larson.
The Tigers scored two runs in the first inning and followed that up with two big innings, the third and fifth, in which they plated five each.
Monte's six errors suggests that unearned runs helped lift the Tigers. That conclusion would be correct. Half of the MACA runs fell into the unearned category.
This game was played at Wells Park rather than Eagles because Wells stands up better after there has been an onslaught of rain. We received close to two inches on Monday morning.
Weather has been moody this spring.
The losing pitcher was Vanessa Jordahl.
MACA came out of Monday at 14-1 in overall won-lost.

Baseball: Tigers 13, YME 1
The MACA baseball Tigers kept pace with Lac qui Parle Valley in the conference race by burying Yellow Medicine East in Monday diamond action. MACA and LQPV came out of Monday tied for first.
The Tigers took a step forward by winning 13-1 at the home field over the Sting. It was their seventh conference triumph against one loss. Coach Lyle Rambow could beam about his team's overall record too: 11-1.
Fans have cheered loud and often, like when their team rallied for nine runs in the second inning Monday. A total of 13 batters strode to the plate for MACA in that rally. Eight hits resonated off their bats.
The loudest noise was made by Ryan Beyer's bat. It came on a two-run home run. Tyler Hansen doubled to drive in two runs. Travis Rinkenberger singled to drive in a pair of runs.
The Tigers were in command when the dust cleared at the end of that second inning rally. But they stayed sharp with a four-run rally in the third that ended their scoring. YME's lone run was scored in the fourth.
The Morris Area Chokio Alberta line score was a perfect 13 runs, 13 hits and zero errors.
Alex Erickson had a prominent role offensively and defensively. With the bat this Tiger went two-for-three including a double, and he scored two runs and drove in one.
Cole Riley was hot with the stick, going three-for-three including a double, plus he drove in two runs. Taylor Hufford was two-for-three with an RBI. Rinkenberger finished at one-for-three with two RBIs.
Tyler Hansen had a double as part of going two-for-two. Hansen drove in two runs and scored two.
Brody Bahr had a hit in his only at-bat. Ryan Beyer's two-run homer highlighted his day. Brady Valnes had one hit in three at-bats.
The pitching story centers on one individual, Alex Erickson, who fanned eight batters in his five innings. He walked just one and gave up four hits.
The losing Sting pitcher was Aaron Zieske.
Garrett Cole had two hits for the Sting including a double. Cole scored the Sting's only run on a wild pitch.
What direction will the weather turn as we approach a new week? The odds suggest more summer-like conditions.
- Brian Williams - morris mn Minnesota - bwilly73@yahoo.com

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