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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)

Thursday, May 19, 2016

Boys score early in rout of ACGC, 8-1

The Willmar newspaper continues to refer to our athletic programs as "MCA" or "Morris/Chokio-Alberta." It's my understanding that we go by "MACA" or "Morris Area Chokio Alberta." Don't worry about those hyphens and slashes. Actually I have long felt we should go back to being "Morris High School." It's understood that we serve a wide area. The names of these little towns don't mean as much as they used to. It's just a geographical convenience now.
Anyway, the West Central Tribune reported that "MCA" or "Morris/Chokio-Alberta" prevailed on the baseball diamond Tuesday (5/17). It was an 8-1 score over Atwater-Cosmos-Grove City.
The game's outcome appeared sealed early: all eight of our runs came home in the first three innings. Our line score was eight runs, eight hits and one error. The ACGC numbers were 1-6-1. ACGC's lone run came home in the seventh, spoiling the shutout bid of Tiger hurler Sean Amundson. Amundson's stats looked impressive anyway. He put a smile on coach Mark Torgerson's face, striking out seven batters, walking one and allowing six hits.
ACGC had three pitchers work: Kobe Holtz (the loser), David Kingery and Michael Dallmann.
The MACA (not MCA) offense had Mitchell Torgerson go two-for-two. Amundson impressed at bat as well as on the mound, and in the former category he had a hit and three RBIs. Ryan Dietz had a hit and an RBI. Phillip Messner had a hit in his only at-bat. So did Trent Marty. Toby Sayles socked a double and drove in a run, and Philip Anderson went one-for-three.
These players each had one hit for the Falcons: Jaren Kaddatz, Kingery, Colton Minnick, Jeremy Nelson, Dallmann and Payton Kinzler.
Softball: Tigers 12, Minnewaska 5
The Tuesday chapter of play also had a resounding win by the MACA (not MCA) girls on the softball diamond. Playing at the Minnewaska Area field, coach Mary Holmberg's girls really poured it on in the later innings, downing the Lakers 12-5. We outhit the Lakers 12-10.
Errors were a tale of woe for the Lakers as they booted the ball eight times. The Tigers by contrast committed just one error.
Brooke Gillespie was a cog in the winning effort, both with the bat and on the pitching rubber. Her power bat showed itself again. Brooke homered and doubled in her two-for-four performance. She drove in two runs. She pitched 6 1/3 innings to get the win, scattering ten hits. An oddity: she had no walks or strikeouts. Ashley Solvie finished up the pitching work.
The losing pitcher was Rachel Erickson. Ashley Bakko also pitched for Minnewaska.
Piper Gibson was a major offensive force for Morris Area Chokio Alberta. Piper homered and doubled while going three-for-five. Her RBI total was a robust five. Lexi Mahoney's bat resonated with a double and an RBI. Bailey Marty went two-for-three.
Nicole Solvie went two-for-four. Lindsey Dierks contributed a hit and an RBI, and Becca Holland added a hit to the mix.
Erin Edmunds socked a homer for the Lakers. Mason Schlief went three-for-four including a double, and drove in a run. Kaitlyn Lang had two hits in three at-bats. Carly Stewart had a hit in her only at-bat, and drove in a run. Emily Edmunds doubled. Abby VerSteeg had a hit and an RBI. Bailey Stewart added a hit to the mix.
- Brian Williams - morris mn minnesota - bwilly73@yahoo.com

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