"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)

Saturday, May 2, 2015

Tigers defeat ACGC in softball and baseball

The Tigers prevailed over the Falcons in both softball and baseball on the last day of April. The softball story was a 12-1 win over Atwater-Cosmos-Grove City. On the baseball diamond, success came via shutout: a 9-0 score over ACGC.
 
Softball:
Homer bats were a feature of this Morris Area Chokio Alberta success. Those homers resonated in each of the first three innings. In the first it was Brooke Gillespie connecting for the round-tripper. It was a two-run blast.
MACA really turned on the jets in the second inning, when Kayla Pring hit a grand slam to highlight the seven-run rally. The entire rally was achieved after two outs. Piper Gibson hit the third inning homer and it was a solo job.
This win was No. 10 on the season for the high-flying Tigers. The MACA line score was 12 runs, ten hits and two errors.
ACGC managed little offense vs. MACA pitcher Pring. Pring was stellar on the pitching rubber. She struck out eleven batters and walked none in her five innings. The game was limited to five innings. Pring allowed three hits, and the one run she allowed was unearned.
Taryn Reinke was the losing pitcher.
Gibson had three hits in as many at-bats. Her RBI total was three. Tracy Meichsner had a double as part of a two-for-three showing. Becca Holland connected for a double. Gillespie's home run came in her only at-bat. Lacee Maanum went one-for-one.
Pring drove in four runs on her one-for-three stats. Lindsey Dierks added a hit to the mix.
 
Baseball:
Noah Grove led the MACA effort in the 9-0 win over ACGC Thursday. The Tigers improved to 6-2 in overall won-lost. MACA had a line score of nine runs, eight hits and one error.
Grove pitched the whole way, fanning five batters and walking four in his seven innings. The Falcons managed just two hits off him. Grove wore his hitting shoes too; this Tiger went three-for-three including a double, and he had the hefty RBI harvest of five.
Brady Jergenson had a double and home run and he drove in two runs. Allen Tanner had a hit in his only at-bat and drove in two runs. Nate Anderson went one-for-three and Phil Messner also hit safely.
Brett Busskohl and Derek Dengerud had the ACGC hits. Dengerud was the losing pitcher, and Colton Minnick also pitched.
- Brian Williams - morris mn minnesota - bwilly73@yahoo.com

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