Monday, May 19, 2014
Reimers homers again, MACA takes No. 1 in conference
The Tigers' 11-2 record in the West Central North gives them the No. 1 distinction. They're a game up on Minnewaska. The Tigers recently had some trouble vs. Minnewaska in head-to-head. However, we came away with bragging rights in conference. The thoughts now are turning to post-season play. As they say, everyone begins 0-0 in the post-season. MACA will host Minneota at 3 p.m. on Tuesday, May 20.
Lauren Reimers has been a standout with the bat. Thursday and Friday saw Reimers wield her bat in home run fashion. She connected for home run No. 9 on Thursday, in the 7-5 win over Paynesville, and homered again in the Friday success vs. ACGC. On Friday she also tripled. Her boxscore line was two-for-two and she drove in four runs.
Becca Holland showed an authoritative bat Friday. She came at the Falcons with a double and triple and had a line of two-for-four. Chelsey Ehleringer was practically unstoppable. Chelsey went three-for-four and drove in two runs. Brooke Johnson added to the potent mix with a hit. MACA had a line score of 12 runs, eight hits and four errors.
Atwater-Cosmos-Grove City got untracked with its offense in the fourth through sixth innings: seven runs total in that span. But MACA overall had the more productive offense. That offense supported pitchers Kayla Pring and Brooke Gillespie. Kayla got the win with her four innings pitched, in which she fanned four batters and walked one. Four of the six runs she allowed were unearned. She allowed six hits.
Gillespie pitched three innings, striking out two batters and walking none. She gave up two hits and two runs (earned). The losing pitcher was Katie Peterson. Jacey Nelson also pitched for the Falcons.
Hannah Wilner had two hits for ACGC, one a double. Nelson also had a double. Other Falcons hitting safely were Rylie Wilner, Peterson, Kaitlyn Moore, Kim Swenson and Mickena Inselmann.
Tigers 7, Paynesville 5
The Thursday (5/15) success was another step toward capturing the conference title. It was a 7-5 score that vaulted coach Mary Holmberg's team further. All seven of the Morris Area Chokio Alberta runs came in the first two innings. Our line score was seven runs, seven hits and three errors. The Paynesville line score was 5-10-2.
Kayla Pring pitched the whole way, scattering ten hits and allowing the five runs, one of which was unearned. Pring struck out three batters and walked four. Two Bulldogs pitched in their losing cause: Kayla Schaefer (the loser) and Abbie Wuertz.
Will opponents start "pitching around" Lauren Reimers of the Tigers? She went two-for-four including a home run and drove in two runs. Chelsey Ehleringer doubled as part of going two-for-four. Pring, Brooke Gillespie and Brianna Abril each had one hit.
Four Bulldogs each had two hits: Brianna Stang, Allie Stanger, Emma Stevens and Brooke Hemmesch. Sam Dahl and Halle Johnson each had one hit for the green-themed crew.
Baseball: Montevideo 8, Tigers 5
The Thunder Hawks of Montevideo scored in steady fashion to hand our Tigers defeat on Friday. The T-Hawks scored two runs each in the first, third, fourth and fifth innings. This attack overwhelmed the Tigers as revealed in the 8-3 final score.
The MACA pitching work was shared by three: Sean Amundson (tagged with the loss), Riley Biesterfeld and Brady Jergenson. Amundson fanned five batters and walked none, but Monte bats made noise with eight hits vs. him. Two of the six runs that Amundson allowed were unearned.
Montevideo cruised behind the route-going pitching arm of Jordan Thompson. Jordan was smooth, striking out five batters and issuing no walks. He overcame the Tigers' quite impressive 12-hit attack. The three runs he allowed were earned.
The MACA line score was three runs, 12 hits and two errors. Monte played errorless ball. The Monte hit total was ten.
Noah Grove of the Tigers had three singles in four at-bats. Brady Jergenson had a two-for-four line. Gage Backman had a double as part of going two-for-four, and he drove in a run. Jase Wilts had a two-for-three line. Riley Biesterfeld had a hit and two ribbies. Bryce Jergenson and Sean Amundson each had a hit.
Spencer Hildahl went three-for-three for Monte including a triple, plus he drove in a run. Jeff Rohloff also went three-for-three, and this T-Hawk had a double and two runs scored. Austin Hiepler and Zac Enevoldsen each doubled. Marcus Kranz and Tristan Weber also hit safely.
Today (Monday) looks rainy. Hopefully the schedule can continue unimpeded through this week.
- Brian Williams - morris mn minnesota - email@example.com