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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)

Monday, April 20, 2015

Girls play errorless ball in 10-1 triumph

MACA shot out to a 7-0 lead in the third inning and never looked back. The orange and black prevailed 10-1 at the New London diamond. Not only did we plate ten runs on 12 hits, we played errorless ball, while New London-Spicer committed four errors.
It would be fun if we could show this kind of superiority in basketball. See, the NL-Spicer players put their pants on one leg at a time, just like us.
The Tigers rallied for seven runs in the third inning and added one each in the fourth, fifth and sixth. NL-Spicer scored its only run in the sixth.
Tracy Meichsner wielded a monster bat. Tracy had two triples and a double and drove in three runs. Becca Holland had a three-for-four afternoon. Lindsey Dierks had an RBI as part of going two-for-four. Abby Daly drove in a run and had a one-for-two line. Brooke Gillespie rapped two hits in four at-bats and drove in two runs. Lauren Reimers added an RBI to the mix, and Sam Henrichs went one-for-two.
Kayla Pring pitched the distance and set down seven Wildcats on strikes. She walked just one and gave up six hits.
Olivia Christopherson allowed 12 hits as the Wildcats' pitcher, but she was hurt by the shaky defense around her. Four of the ten runs she allowed were unearned. She struck out four batters and walked three.
Six NL-Spicer batters each had one hit: Mya Rohman, Espi Austvold, Alyssa Fredrick, Megan Thorson, Jordin King and Christopherson. Austvold's hit was a double.
 
Baseball: split of a twin bill
The Tigers and Dutchmen met for a day of doubleheader baseball on Thursday, April 16. The site was our Chizek Field. MACA prevailed over Melrose 11-6 in Game 1. Melrose turned the tables in Game 2, prevailing 7-2.
 
Game 1
Toby Sayles was the pitching winner with a stint of four innings. Just one of the six runs he allowed was earned. He struck out three batters, walked three and gave up two hits. Sean Amundson pitched three innings, fanned two batters, walked two and allowed two hits and no runs.
Tyler Braegelman took the pitching loss. Tyler had a stint of three innings and got roughed up. He allowed six hits and seven runs (five earned) while fanning two batters and walking three. Colton Meyer pitched two innings and got rocked. Colton allowed seven hits and four runs, all earned.
MACA got a 2-0 lead in the first inning but Melrose erupted with a six-run rally in the second. MACA got its ship righted with three runs in the bottom of the second, then took steps further with five runs in the fourth and one in the fifth. Our line score was eleven runs, 13 hits and two errors. The Melrose numbers were 6-4-4.
Nate Anderson ripped two hits in three at-bats, drove in two runs and scored two for the winning Tigers. Nic Solvie had a three-for-four line, drove in a run and scored one. Sean Amundson ripped a triple and scored a run. Trent Marty and Philip Messner each went one-for-three. Marty and Messner each drove in a run and scored one. Sayles gave a push with his two-for-five line and two runs scored. Riley Biesterfeld went three-for-four and crossed home plate once.
These four Melrose batters each had one hit: Tyler Braegelman, Colton Mayer, Hunter Rademacher and Mitchell Waldvogel.
 
Game 2
Melrose got the upper hand with a 7-2 final score. Melrose had a line score of seven runs, seven hits and one error while MACA's numbers were 2-4-5. Melrose's biggest inning was the fifth: four runs scored. Meyer was the winning pitcher and fanned four batters. Anthony Welle also pitched for the Dutchmen.
Biesterfeld took the pitching loss. Amundson pitched two innings for Morris Area Chokio Alberta. Our four hits were produced by four different Tigers: Noah Grove (with a double), Sayles (with a run scored), Trent Marty and Brady Jergenson. Meyer went two-for-four for Melrose.
Make note of the "5" in the MACA line score - that's for errors. That had to hurt.
Viva Morris Area Chokio Alberta baseball and softball in the spring of 2015!
- Brian Williams - morris mn minnesota - bwilly73@yahoo.com

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