"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 14, 2014

Lakers turn back Tigers in baseball, softball

Those Minnewaska Area Lakers punished the Tigers Tuesday (5/13), winning in baseball and softball.
The baseball action was here. The Minnewaska boys limited the Tigers to three hits and prevailed 4-1. The 'Waska bats produced eleven hits, and 'Waska was flawless in the field.
Softball action at the Minnewaska field had the Lakers in command, winning 12-2 over the orange and black. 'Waska bats were good for 14 hits while MACA had just five. All in all a bleak day for Morris Area Chokio Alberta in the diamond sports.
Can't we at least get warmer weather?
Baseball: Minnewaska 4, Tigers 1
The first three innings were scoreless. Minnewaska assumed a 1-0 lead in the fourth. The sixth proved decisive. A succession of Laker batters socked singles. It was like a knockout punch. A skein of six singles resulted in three more runs on the scoreboard. The Tigers were unable to answer.
MACA avoided a shutout with one run scored in the seventh. 'Waska pitcher Riley Thompson was able to shut the door. Thompson pitched the whole way of seven innings. He was overpowering at times, recording eight strikeouts. He walked two and allowed three hits and the one run which was earned.
Tiger Bryce Jergenson was tagged with the loss. Jergenson had a rough outing as he gave up eleven hits and walked six. He struck out two and gave up four runs which were earned. The pitching work was finished up by Danny Tracy: one inning, no hits allowed, one walk.
Bryce had one of the three MACA hits. He and Gage Backman each went one-for-three, and Backman had an RBI. Brady Jergenson had a hit in two at-bats.
The Minnewaska hitting roundup: Matt McIver (two-for-four, an RBI), Michael Gruber (two-for-four), Matt Paulson (two-for-three and an RBI), Austin Ostrander (a triple), and the following Lakers each with one hit: Justin Amundson, Jon Nygaard, Hunter Thompson and Riley Thompson. (I wonder if Hunter Thompson will someday become a journalist!)
Ostrander's triple started the sixth inning rally. The 'Waska line score was four runs, eleven hits and no errors. MACA had a 1-3-2 line. Each team ended the day with seven wins on the season.
Softball: Minnewaska 12, Tigers 2
The Tigers have had lots of success this spring, but Tuesday was not an example. The orange and black committed three errors while the host Lakers had just one.
Coach Mary Holmberg had three pitchers work: Kayla Pring (tagged with the loss), Brooke Gillespie and Brianna Abril. The trio struggled trying to contain the 'Waska bats.
Mady Phillips pitched the whole way for the Lakers. Mady was quite in the groove, striking out eight batters and walking none. Phillips was reliable with the bat too, going two-for-three with an RBI. Rachel Bakko had three hits in four at-bats and drove in three runs. Bayley Pooler was a force at bat with her three hits in four at-bats including a double, and she drove in two runs.
Shanae Suchy had a double and two ribbies. Kacia Kollman went two-for-four with an RBI. Other Lakers who hit safely were Allyssa Engler, Morgan Majerus and Mason Schlief. The 'Waska line score was 12 runs, 14 hits and one error.
Brooke Johnson was the only MACA batter with two hits, and she finished at two-for-two. Lauren Reimers continued her solid form at the plate, connecting for a solo home run. Kayla Pring went one-for-three and Chelsey Ehleringer one-for-two. Ehleringer drove in a run.
'Waska came out of the starting gate with four runs scored in the first. They pulled away with one in the second, four in the third and three in the sixth.
- Brian Williams - morris mn minnesota - bwilly73@yahoo.com

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