Wednesday, May 1, 2013
Boys down the Sting 7-1 at GF's Richter Field
The Tigers looked to be in the groove offensively at Richter Field. Three Tigers each posted two-for-four numbers in the boxscore. Jake Torgerson was one of these three, and his contributions included a double and an RBI. Tom Holland went two-for-four and drove in two runs. Lincoln Berget picked up an RBI as part of his two-for-four showing.
The Sting's Austin Vikander, who has ties to Morris through family, had two hits in three at-bats in the losing cause. (Austin can beat out infield choppers if he inherited the speed of his mom Anna.)
Beyer held the Sting scoreless through the first three innings. The Sting's only run was scored in the fourth. The Tigers scored two runs in the second, one each in the fourth and fifth, and three in the seventh. Our line score: seven runs, 14 hits and one error. The YME line score was 1-4-3.
All in all it was an upbeat and encouraging day for Tiger baseball.
Softball: YME 8, Tigers 6
The softball performance had its encouraging signs, like ten hits by the Tigers to four for the Sting, but in the end this was a loss. MACA was edged 8-6. It was the first setback for the MACA girls this spring after they had won four times. They couldn't quite overcome pitcher Ally Trudel on Tuesday.
McKenzie Van Batavia handled the MACA pitching. Pitching wildness proved to be a handicap on Tuesday. There were nine bases on balls issued to the Sting batters. Three of these helped grease the Sting's essential fourth inning rally, a rally that also included two MACA fielding miscues and Danie Roden's two-run single. The Sting pushed across six runs in the fourth. Their other two had been scored in the first.
The Tigers got on the board with one run in the first and then erupted for five in the fifth. It wasn't enough. The MACA line score was six runs, ten hits and four errors. YME's numbers were 8-4-3. No Sting batter had more than one hit.
There were three Tigers owning two hits each in the boxscore: Becca Holland (two-for-four with an RBI), Abby Olson (two-for-four including a double) and Nicole Strobel (two-for-three including a double).
Yellow Medicine East pitcher Trudel struck out five batters and walked two.
Softball: Tigers 3, Brandon-Evansville 1
The Monday story was rosy for the softball girls as they turned back Brandon-Evansville in a 3-1 final. McKenzie Van Batavia was quite in the groove pitching, setting down 13 Charger batters on strikes. She walked but one and allowed just one hit. The one run she allowed was unearned. The losing pitcher was Carlie Steffenson.
Van Batavia held the Chargers scoreless until the seventh.
MACA scored two runs in the second inning and one in the third. Our line score was three runs, four hits and two errors.
The second inning rally had Van Batavia and Nicole Strobel laying down bunts to reach safely. Up to bat comes Brooke Johnson who socked a double to plate two runs. Sadie Fischer drove in a run with a ground out.
Johnson had a two-for-three line in the boxscore. Strobel and Kayla Pring each went one-for-two. Emma Friedrich had Brandon-Evansville's only hit. (Note: Information in this post is from the Willmar newspaper which may have struggled in compiling information for this game, based on inconsistencies between the article and boxscore.)
Baseball: Tigers 10, Minnewaska Area 3
Chandler Erickson wielded a hot bat for the baseball boys in Monday action, going four-for-four in the Tigers' 10-3 win over Minnewaska Area. Erickson picked up an RBI and scored two runs in this league action. Mac Beyer wielded a potent stick too with his two doubles and three RBIs.
Jacob Torgerson was busy on the pitching rubber and at bat. He hurled for nearly six innings in this win, plus he hit safely twice and drove in two runs.
The score stood 1-1 until the Tigers came to bat in the fifth, and what a fifth inning it was, as the orange and black plated five runs to pull away. They weren't done yet as they rallied for four runs in the seventh.
Morris Area Chokio Alberta had the most robust line score of ten runs, 15 hits and zero errors. There was no evidence of the late spring! The 'Waska line score was 3-11-1, so in terms of hitting the Lakers did OK.
Jake Torgerson fanned three Laker batters and walked one. The losing pitcher was Jayden Beecher.
Tyler Henrichs had a two-for-three showing including a triple, plus he drove in a run and scored three. Tanner Picht had a hit in four at-bats and drove in two runs. Beyer's boxscore line was two-for-four. Torgerson finished at two-for-three with two ribbies, and Bryce Jergenson likewise finished two-for-three.
Let's see spring weather settle in for good!
- Brian Williams - morris mn minnesota - firstname.lastname@example.org