Morris 10, Wheaton 1Brady Jergenson was handed the ball for starting pitching duties Monday, here. He was not only effective, he was overpowering. Jergenson set down eleven Wheaton batters on strikes in four innings. Wow! His performance was part of a 10-1 win by the Morris Legion nine at Chizek Field.
He got lots of offensive support early: eight runs in the first three innings. Our last two runs came in the fifth. Our line score was superlative: ten runs, eleven hits and no errors. It was a textbook fine performance. Wheaton kicked the ball around, committing six errors.
Jergenson walked four batters and allowed one hit. Ryan Bowman got the save with three innings pitched. Ryan struck out three batters, walked none and allowed one hit. There were two pitchers for Wheaton: Eric Schwagel and Nelson Schmidt. Schwagel had Wheaton's only hit.
Jergenson hit well for Morris, sporting a two-for-four line. He drove in two runs. Mitchell Dufault was a perfect two-for-two with two runs scored and an RBI. Mitchell Torgerson also went two-for-two and he scored two runs.
Philip Anderson tripled and scored two runs. Toby Sayles went one-for-three with an RBI and run scored. Jared Anderson had a hit and a run scored. Tim Travis and Philip Messner also hit safely for the Post 29 crew.
Sam Warne scored the other Willmar run in the fifth. Warne was perched at third when a pop fly was misplayed, allowing him to score.
The sixth was when the Morris nine scored their lone run. We had the potential to score more than the one run, to be sure. The first three batters got on base. How it developed: An error allowed Sean Amundson to reach. A single resonated off the bat of Toby Sayles. Chase Metzger singled to score Amundson. But Willmar pitcher Matt Flaig bore down to retire the next three hitters. Morris was unable to summon another run-scoring rally.
Flaig pitched all seven innings, and the one run he allowed was obviously unearned. He struck out four batters, walked two and allowed five hits.
Sean Amundson hurled for six innings for Post 29. The two runs he allowed were unearned. He set down five batters on strikes and walked one.
Chase Metzger had a multiple-hit game for Post 29. One hit each came from Toby Sayles, Denner Dougherty and Tim Travis.