|Chandler Erickson bats for Morris Area Chokio Alberta.|
Wednesday, May 23, 2012
MACA boys thwart Monte's conference hopes
Baseball: Tigers 3, Montevideo 1
Montevideo was eyeing a share of the WCC-South title going into Tuesday, and was aiming to take advantage of home field. The Tigers of MACA effectively said "no way."
Pitching has been brilliant for the Tigers of late. That pattern continued Tuesday as Sam Mattson and Jake Torgerson were well-honed in their execution. Together these Tigers tossed a three-hitter in the 3-1 triumph.
Montevideo had stellar credentials entering this game. How about a 10-1 conference record? They shared that credential with BOLD. The Warriors of BOLD settled any remaining issue Tuesday, stomping on YME in a 23-3 outcome.
So BOLD owns the WCC-South title for 2012. Hats off to the Warriors.
Mattson and Torgerson were an effective "tag team" with Mattson pitching the first four innings. Torgerson, in the afterglow of his perfect game vs. ACGC, hurled for three scoreless innings to get the save.
Winner Mattson struck out three batters, walked three and gave up two hits and one run which was unearned. Torgerson had three K's, walked just one batter and gave up one hit and zero runs.
The losing pitcher was Colton Vien who has given the Tigers some trouble before. Vien was relieved on this day by Jordan Thompson.
Tom Holland scored the Tigers' first run when he doubled in the first inning, advanced on a wild pitch and came home on a Tanner Picht ground out.
The Thunder Hawks tied the score in the bottom of the first, taking advantage of a throwing error.
The Tigers seized the lead for good in the third frame. Picht drove in Holland with a hit. Tyler Henrichs made solid contact to bring in Picht. There were all zeroes on the scoreboard after the third inning.
Henrichs had a two-for-three afternoon including a double and RBI. Jacob Torgerson socked a double.
Holland had a two-bagger and scored two of the MACA runs. Picht finished the day with two RBIs and had a one-for-four boxscore line.
The Thunder Hawks hitting safely were Joe Bednar, Colton Vien and Jordan Thompson.
The Morris Area Chokio Alberta line score was three runs, six hits and two errors. Monte's line was 1-3-0.
MACA's season record keeps making strides. Now it's up to 12-6. Viva MACA baseball and softball!
- Brian Williams - morris mn minnesota - firstname.lastname@example.org