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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)

Saturday, July 6, 2013

Morris and Hancock Legion teams prevail

Morris 4, Glenwood 1
Bryce Jergenson executed smoothly on the mound for the Post #29 baseball team in its win over Glenwood. Success came by a score of 4-1.
Hurler Jergenson flirted with a no-hitter. He had a no-hitter going into the seventh frame. He got dinged a little at the end but it was of no consequence for the game's outcome. Bryce got the "W" next to his name in the boxscore as his squad picked up its ninth win. He allowed three hits. He fanned seven batters and walked two.
Glenwood employed two athletes on the hill: Jake Amundson (who took the loss) and Austin Ostrander.
Morris gave Jergenson a 1-0 lead through the first three innings, before some cushion was created with a three-run fourth.
The Morris line score was four runs, 13 hits and no errors. Glenwood put up 1-3-1 numbers. Glenwood pushed across its lone run in the seventh which was when they finally broke through to hit safely vs. Jergenson.
The Morris Legion nine began their scoring when Mac Beyer doubled in a run in the first inning. Beyer had a heckuva boxscore line, coming up just shy of hitting for the cycle. (All he lacked was a home run.)
Morris scoring resumed in the fourth when Jacob Torgerson connected for a timely double, driving in two runs. Jacob then scored on a Tanner Picht base rap.
Glenwood may have finally hit safely vs. Jergenson in the seventh but they didn't exactly knock the cover off the ball. There were three singles. The tying run was at the plate when Jergenson squeezed his glove on a foul pop-up over by first base, to bring this game to a close.
Beyer had three hits in as many at-bats including a double, a triple and an RBI. Jergenson had two hits in three at-bats. Logan Manska was a perfect two-for-two including a double, plus he crossed home plate twice.
Torgerson's double was his offensive highlight. Picht finished at two-for-three with a run scored and an RBI. Connor Metzger had a hit in his only at-bat.
Tyler Henrichs went one-for-two with his hit a double. Austin Dierks had a one-for-two showing with a run scored.
The three Glenwood players hitting safely were Austin Ostrander, Jackson Hendrickson and Luke Nielsen.
Hancock 2, Clinton 1
The eighth inning made the difference as Hancock achieved the game-winner in American Legion baseball vs. Clinton.
The teams were deadlocked 1-1 through seven. Hancock pushed across a run in the eighth but still had to retire Clinton in the bottom of that frame. Bryan Shaw was up to the task on the hill.
It was a long and demanding outing for Shaw who had been the starter. He held Clinton scoreless in the eighth to polish off this 2-1 Hancock triumph on July 1. He struck out eleven batters in his eight innings. He walked five and allowed four hits.
The game was a true pitchers' duel that had Logan Nordly on the opposing end. Nordly like Shaw pitched the whole eight innings. Nordly set down ten Hancock batters on strikes while walking six and allowing four hits.
Each team had four hits. They matched each other in errors too, each with one (impressive for an eight-inning game).
Shaw had two of the four Hancock safeties. He went two-for-three with an RBI and a run scored. Andrew Lindor went one-for-three with an RBI. Andrew Shaw had a one-for-two line.
Zack Adelman had a multiple-hit game for Clinton.
- Brian Williams - morris mn minnesota - bwilly73@yahoo.com

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