"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)

Monday, May 23, 2016

Ryan Bowman shines on the hill for MACA

Shutouts don't mean as much in big league baseball as they once did. Same with no-hitters. That's because of the pitch count. Complete games were once a badge of honor in major league baseball. Today a pitcher's health is paramount.
When I was a kid, many promising young pitchers threw their arms out within 2-3 years, maybe sooner. So, what's behind the change? Are we more benevolent and sensitive today? Or, is it that big league teams have such a huge investment in their players? Whatever the case, it's a positive development.
Tigers 3, LQPV 0
Ryan Bowman of our Morris Area Chokio Alberta Tigers baseball team almost had a complete game shutout Friday. He was one out shy. Ryan showed signs of possible fatigue in the seventh when he issued a walk and hit a batter. Coach Mark Torgerson, playing it safe, called on a fresh pitching arm to finish this one off.
Brady Jergenson was called upon. Jergenson got the out to preserve this 3-0 win over the Lac qui Parle Valley Eagles at LQPV. Our record now: 12-5.
Jergenson had the most potent bat for the Tigers. He had three hits in four at-bats. The Tigers scored one run in the second inning and two in the third. We played flawless defense with a "zero" for errors in the line score. We outhit Lac qui Parle 7-2. Lac qui Parle committed four errors.
Trent Marty had a potent bat for the Tiger cause as he tripled as part of a two-for-three showing, and drove in a run. Philip Messner went one-for-three and Sean Amundson went one-for-four. The LQPV hits were off the bats of Joey Devorak and Isaac Gerdes.
Cole Bungarden and Tyrone Molden shared the LQPV pitching with Bungarden taking the loss. Two of the runs that Bungarden allowed were unearned. He struck out five batters while Molden fanned one.
Bowman of the Tigers struck out two batters, walked three and allowed the two LQPV hits. Jergenson set down one batter on strikes.
Click on the permalink below to read about the following: the MACA softball team's split of a doubleheader vs. BOLD, and the baseball team's 6-2 loss to Melrose. This post is on my companion website, "Morris of Course." Thanks for reading. - B.W.
- Brian Williams - morris mn minnesota - bwilly73@yahoo.com

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