Wednesday, May 9, 2012
MACA boys, girls vanquish Paynesville green
We'll start with the baseball wrap which has coach Mark Torgerson's Tigers winning by a 4-2 score.
Pitcher Sam Mattson was at centerstage. The righty allowed just three hits in a route-going performance.
He had a formidable pitching rival in Josh Bungum. Bungum fazed Tiger hitters on many occasions, striking out 14, but he also threw a gopher ball. Chandler Erickson got ahold of a Bungum delivery in the very first inning, with a man on, and this homer did much to give the Tigers a feeling of momentum.
Erickson powered the ball over the left field fence.
Mattson was later blessed with a 4-0 lead. Tanner Picht delivered an RBI double and Jake Torgerson drove in a run with a seeing-eye single.
The green-clad Bulldogs scored one run each in the fifth and sixth, taking advantage of a wild pitch and a walk with the bases full.
Beating Bungum was a plum for the Tigers. He hadn't lost prior to Monday. On April 13 he threw a no-hitter, striking out 13, against Hinckley-Finlayson.
The only Bulldogs to hit safely vs. Mattson were Kyle Schmidt, Anthony Poepping and Nick Hemmesch. Hemmesch had a double.
The MACA line score was four runs, four hits and two errors. The Paynesville numbers were 2-3-2.
Mattson set down six batters on strikes. He walked three and gave up three hits and two runs (earned). Bungum's "14" under strikeouts is quite an attention-getter but he also got the "L" next to his name.
Four Tigers each had one hit: Erickson with that two-run homer, Picht with that RBI double, Tom Holland at one-for-four, and Jacob Torgerson with the bloop RBI single.
On to softball: The orange and black were proud colors at the home diamond where the outcome was a 13-2 triumph. The Tigers scored the 13 runs on nine hits and committed just one error.
The Paynesville line score numbers were 2-6-4.
It was a run-scoring onslaught early-on for Morris Area Chokio Alberta. First, two runs in the first inning, then six in the second and five in the third.
Freshman Tracy Meichsner connected for a three-run home run. Paynesville fielding miscues fueled the Tiger surging. Plus there were four walks issued by Paynesville pitching.
The full lineup, nine batters, came to bat in the big second inning. Sadie Fischer and Holly Amundson connected for doubles, driving in runs. McKenzie VanBatavia singled in a run.
Meichsner's decisive home run came in the third. That homer was part of a three-for-four showing at the plate for Meichsner. (Remember it's "c-h-s" in the middle.)
Fischer finished at two-for-four and a pair of ribbies. Amundson had two RBIs along with going one-for-two. Nicole Strobel and Brooke Wente both went one-for-two.
VanBatavia was the showcased Tiger on the pitching rubber, again. She fanned two batters, walked two and allowed six hits and two runs (one earned) in her five innings.
The ten-run rule came into play.
Allie Stanger had two hits for the green-clad visitors. Paynesville's pitching was handled by Kayla Schaefer (the pitcher of record) and Brooke Wuertz.
- Brian Williams - morris mn minnesota - email@example.com