Saturday, May 21, 2016
MACA softball splits with BOLD, readies for 3AA-North
Well, maybe MACA can break through this year and make state. Our fans are primed to find out. Our first order of business is a home game set on Tuesday against either New London-Spicer or Minneota. Leading up to this, we split the doubleheader against BOLD on Thursday, here at the friendly home field.
Tigers 14, BOLD 4
The win in game 1 gave us the conference championship. We have a skein of winning the conference title four years out of five. Nice work, coach Mary Holmberg.
The fourth inning was huge in that 14-4 win over the Warriors. Piper Gibson connected for a three-run home run. In all we plated eight runs in the fourth. We polished things off with a four-run fifth. Our line score was 14 runs, seven hits and three errors, while the BOLD numbers were 4-7-2.
Brooke Gillespie pitched the whole way. She issued no walks and struck out two batters. Two of the runs she allowed were unearned, and she allowed seven hits.
Becca Holland had two hits in four at-bats. Bailey Marty had a hit in her only at-bat. Gillespie powered the ball, following her usual habit, and she hit two doubles. Lexi Mahoney contributed a hit. Gibson thrilled with that three-run homer.
Threee BOLD players each went two-for-three: Taylor Sagedahl, Else Skeie and Peyton Weis. Morgan Flann and Sierra Weis also hit safely.
BOLD 6, Tigers 5
MACA fortunes weren't so rosy in game 2 of the twin bill. We were stopped by the Warriors 6-5. We were out-fielded as BOLD had zero errors, the Tigers three. We were also out-hit 6-4. Four different Tigers had our hits: Becca Holland (a double), Brooke Gillespie, Piper Gibson and Nicole Solvie.
Morgan Flann had two hits for the Warriors. Allison Krause, Sierra Weis and Lauren Kopel each had a hit for the winner.
The MACA pitching duties were shared by Ashley Solvie and Gillespie. Gillespie took the loss. Each pitcher had one strikeout. The winning pitcher was Taylor Sagedahl. BOLD got started quickly with a four-run first inning. The Tigers took the lead in the sixth with a three-run rally, so we're up 5-4, but BOLD plated two runs in the bottom of the seventh.
Baseball: Melrose 6, Tigers 2
The Tigers succumbed to Melrose and pitcher Colton Meyer Thursday. Meyer pitched the whole way, striking out four batters, walking none and allowing five hits. The MACA pitching was shared by Toby Sayles who took the loss, and Ryan Bowman.
We were outhit 9-5. Melrose fielded flawlessly while we had three errors. This quality Melrose unit came out of the day at 14-3. The Dutchmen pulled away with a four-run sixth inning. We answered with two in the seventh but it wasn't enough.
Five different Tigers had our five hits: Brady Jergenson, Ryan Dietz, Toby Sayles, Robert Rohloff and Philip Anderson. Dietz scored a run, and Rohloff and Philip Anderson each drove in a run.
Levi Feldewerd went two-for-two for Melrose, scoring a run and driving in one. Tyler Moscho doubled. Hunter Rademacher went two-for-four with a run scored. Meyer hit a sacrifice fly. Adam Van Beck went two-for-four with two ribbies. Anthony Revermann doubled. Jordan Klaphake added a hit to the mix.
Click on the permalink below to read about the following: The 8-1 win by MACA baseball over ACGC, and the 12-5 triumph by the Tigers of softball over Minnewaska Area. This post is on my primary website, "I Love Morris," and thank you for reading. - B.W.
- Brian Williams - morris mn Minnesota - firstname.lastname@example.org