Friday, May 4, 2012
Tigers live by the shutout, die by the shutout
The MACA baseball foe was Pelican Rapids as the April phase of the schedule came to a close. The Tigers waltzed to victory 10-0 on the road.
Lincoln Berget and Tom Holland connected for RBI singles in the second inning to fuel a three-run rally. Two runs were tacked on the scoreboard in the fifth, thanks to a sacrifice fly and wild pitch.
The most robust rally was in the fifth when the hot-hitting Mac Beyer singled to drive in two runs, among the five runs total in that frame. Morris Area Chokio Alberta climbed to a ten-run lead which meant the seventh inning didn't need to be played.
Beyer was a perfect three-for-three with one of his hits a double. He netted two RBIs.
The MACA line score was ten runs, nine hits and no errors. The Pelican Rapids numbers were 0-3-3.
Tom Holland had two hits in three at-bats. Bryce Jergenson had a hit in his only at-bat.
Chandler Erickson netted two RBIs to go with his one-for-three numbers. Lincoln Berget went one-for-two with an RBI, and Sam Mattson was a perfect one-for-one.
Pitching-wise, Chandler Erickson was the starter and winner, and Jake Torgerson closed things out. Chandler's numbers: five innings, seven strikeouts, three walks, three hits and no runs. Jake's numbers: one inning, one strikeout, no walks and no hits or runs.
Losing pitcher Devin Schell pitched the whole way.
Ryan Huseby had a double for Pelican Rapids.
Montevideo 3, Tigers 0
The MACA boys were hoping to sneak up to .500 Tuesday (5/1), playing here, but the goal was elusive. It was elusive because of the pitching prowess of Colton Vien.
The Tigers managed just four hits in this 3-0 WCC-South loss. The home field provided no special comfort as the Tigers committed five errors. Montevideo had but one error.
Coach Mark Torgerson's crew came out of the day at 4-6 overall, 3-4 in conference.
Vien and the Tigers' Sam Mattson engaged in a pitching duel with neither team able to score through the first four innings.
The error bugaboo emerged to help Monte plate a run in the fifth. A throwing error allowed a Thunder Hawk to pull in at second. Joe Bednar drove in that runner with a single.
Monte got a little cushion in the sixth with a two-run spurt. Brett Bergeson and Vien reached safely to get things started. The error bugaboo got one of those runs in: a throwing error. A suicide squeeze was good for the other run getting across.
Mattson was the hard-luck loser, going the whole way and giving up three runs, one of which was unearned. He struck out five batters, walked two and gave up five hits.
Vien set down eight batters on strikes and walked just one.
Four Tigers each had one hit: Tanner Picht, Chandler Erickson, Brody Bahr and Lincoln Berget. Erickson's hit was a double.
Bergeson had a two-for-three afternoon for Monte.
- Brian Williams - morris mn minnesota - email@example.com