History-making music group for UMM - morris mn

History-making music group for UMM - morris mn
The UMM men's chorus opened the Minnesota Day program at the 1962 Seattle World's Fair (Century 21 Exposition).

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Baseball wins two, softball on short end

Jacob Torgerson bats for MACA in the May 10 win over Benson. (B.W. photos)
Tyler Henrichs follows through on his home run swing against Benson.
Baseball: Tigers 6, NL-Spicer 5
The new week began with MACA baseball taking advantage of New London-Spicer lapses to carve out a 6-5 win. The host Wildcats committed four errors and issued nine walks to the Tigers.
These mistakes allowed the orange and black to escape with the winning feeling despite being outhit by the Wildcats 13-6. They escaped by virtue of scoring a run in extra innings, the eighth, and then slamming the door on NL-S in the bottom of that frame.
In terms of fielding, coach Mark Torgerson's crew slammed the door all game. They committed zero errors.
The top of the eighth saw Tom Holland single with one out. He sped into second with a steal. Then, a ground ball got him over to third. The Wildcats then committed one of those miscues. This happened on a ground ball. Holland was able to zip across home plate.
Jacob Torgerson strode out to the mound with the mission of holding NL-Spicer to no more runs. This was his fourth inning in a relief stint (for starter Mac Beyer). NL-Spicer put up a goose egg and the Tigers could savor win No. 9 of the season, against six losses. Jake retired NL-S in order in the eighth.
Beyer struggled some in his four innings, giving up eight hits and four runs which were earned.
Torgerson survived five hits in his four innings. He struck out two, walked two and gave up one run which was earned.
Tanner Thunstedt and Ryan Vraa pitched for the host with Vraa taking the loss.
Each team scored two runs in the first inning. The Tigers were propelled in part by two Wildcat errors.
The Wildcats answered when Tanner Tobkin rapped an RBI single and Grant Vagle connected for an RBI double. Tobkin finished this game three-for-four.
The Tigers surged forward in the fourth with a three-run outburst that included a Tanner Picht two-run single and an RBI double off Chandler Erickson's bat.
Vagle punched through a two-run single in the fifth. Mitch Ejnik doubled in the sixth to drive in the run that got the score deadlocked until the eighth.
Holland had a productive day with two hits in three at-bats and two runs scored. Erickson had a two-for-five boxscore line including a double and an RBI. Picht finished one-for-three and Brody Bahr one-for-four.
Softball: OTC 4, Tigers 0
The week began on a disappointing note for MACA softball, who not only lost, they lost via shutout - a real jolt for this normally high-achieving team.
The jolt came on the road at the hands of Otter Tail Central.
As the 4-0 score suggests, this was one of those days where you run into a buzz saw type of opposing pitcher. On this day it was Shaina Underhill. Underhill held the Tigers to just two hits in her seven innings. She set down six Tigers on strikes and walked just two.
McKenzie VanBatavia and Brianna Abril pitched for MACA with VanBatavia getting tagged with the loss. VanBatavia pitched four innings and Abril two. Together they allowed only one more hit than Underhill. But MACA hurt its cause with errors - four - while OTC committed only one.
The site for this game was Battle Lake. The first two innings were scoreless after which OTC plated a run in the third. The host went on to score one run in the fifth and two in the sixth.
Sadie Fischer and Abril were the Tigers hitting safely against Underhill. Abril's hit came in her only at-bat.
Three OTC players hit safely: Carly VanWatermulen, Casey Haugdahl and Maddie Stueve.
Baseball: Tigers 3, Minnewaska Area 2
Mac Beyer delivered the clutch hit for Morris Area Chokio Alberta at our Chizek Field. This was a TGIF game, Friday, May 11, and it had a later than usual starting time.
The later time might have allowed more fans to gather in the bleachers.
Beyer singled to right to drive in the winning run in MACA's 3-2 triumph over rival Minnewaska Area. The home fans showed jubilation.
The winning pitcher was Sam Mattson who fanned nine batters in his route-going performance. He walked three and gave up six hits and two runs (earned).
The stage got set for Beyer's climactic hit as Tanner Picht walked. Picht sped into second with a steal, then arrived at third due to a Minnewaska fielding miscue. He completed his trip around the bases when Beyer connected.
Picht sported perfect three-for-three numbers in the boxscore. One of his hits was a double, and he scored two runs. He and Beyer were joined on the hitting-safely list by Tom Holland, Brody Bahr and Jacob Torgerson. Tyler Henrichs scored a run and Bryce Jergenson picked up an RBI.
Softball: Minnewaska 6, Tigers 3
Mady Phillips delivered a key hit in turning the tide for host Minnewaska Area against our softball Tigers Friday (5/11). Phillips drove in two runs for her Lakers with a single in the fifth inning. The score went from being 3-2 in favor of the Tigers, to 4-3 with the Lakers out front.
This game ended with a 6-3 score and the host Lakers feeling the satisfaction of victory. MACA and 'Waska entered this game leading their respective divisions of the West Central Conference.
Following the Phillips hit, Julie Helander came up to bat and hit safely to bring Phillips home. Minnewaska scored its final run in the sixth when Kaylyn Oberg hit an RBI single.
Phillips was truly the standout individual in this game as she pitched the whole way. She fanned six Tiger batters and walked none. Just one of the three runs she allowed was earned.
The Tigers had six hits off her, led by Tracy Meichsner who was two-for-three with both her hits doubles. She drove in two runs. Other Tigers hitting safely were Sadie Fischer, Holly Amundson, Brooke Wente and Nicole Strobel. Strobel drove in a run.
Phillips posted three-for-four numbers in Minnewaska's boxscore. Helander was two-for-three including a home run in the fourth.
The Tigers scored all three of their runs in the fifth.
Each team had one error. McKenzie VanBatavia pitched for MACA and she fanned three batters while walking none. She allowed eight hits and six runs (five earned).
- Brian Williams - morris mn minnesota - bwilly73@yahoo.com

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