Friday, May 5, 2017
Tigers get toppled by Westberg's double in seventh
Minnewaska Area 7, Tigers 6
Minnewaska scored the critical run in the top of the seventh, spelling defeat for our Morris Area Chokio Alberta Tigers. There were two outs when Laker Connor Westberg doubled to drive in the run that made the score 7-6. That was the winning score for the Lakers in this May 2 contest.
The bottom of the seventh saw the ball get handed to Colin Richards who got the save with his pitching arm. Richards struck out a batter, walked none and gave up one hit. The winning pitcher was Shaun Stumpf who was on the mound for one inning. He gave up no hits and walked none. Matthew Gruber logged five pitching innings for the victor. He got roughed up by the Tiger bats as he gave up six runs, all earned, on eight hits and walked two.
The Tigers employed two pitching arms. Toby Sayles pitched five and a third innings and had a rough time of it as he gave up ten hits and walked three. He gave up six runs but only one was earned. He sat down five batters on strikes. Ryan Bowman pitched one and two-thirds innings and gave up two hits and one run while walking one and fanning none.
Westberg had a two-for-five boxscore line for Minnewaska with one of his hits a double. Colin Richards rapped a double as part of going two-for-four. Chris Claussen contributed three hits. Also hitting safely were Stumpf, Jake Hoffman, Ryan Christenson and Jake Heid.
Bowman turned in a two-for-four line for MACA. Sayles doubled. Mitchell Dufault rapped two hits. Other Tigers hitting safely were Parker Dierks, Alex Daugherty, Tim Travis and Brenden Goulet.
The line scores point to a handicap the Tigers inflicted on themselves: five errors. This compares to zero errors for Minnewaska. We scored our six runs on nine hits. The 'Waska line score was 7-12-0. 'Waska led 5-0 after three innings. The Tigers scored three runs each in the fourth and fifth. This was a West Central Conference contest.
Tigers 8, MACCRAY3
The Tigers had the advantage in fielding in an 8-3 home win over the Wolverines of MACCRAY. We had zero errors while the Wolverines committed five. We won 8-3 in this April 22 action, despite having just five hits. MACCRAY had a hit total of six.
MACCRAY seized a 3-1 lead by the end of the first inning. The Tigers seized the key momentum in the third with a four-run rally. We added three more in the fifth.
The pitching workload was shared among three for us. Parker Dierks fanned three batters in his stint of two innings. Chandler Vogel was intimidating on the mound as he set down six Wolverine batters on strikes in his four innings. He walked three and allowed one hit. Sayles fanned two batters with his assignment of one inning.
Thomas Kirking took the pitching loss for MACCRAY. Riley Cronen also pitched for MACCRAY. (I've never liked that school name - it makes me think of a crayfish.)
Offensively, Vogel had a hit, an RBI and a run scored for the orange and black. Sayles scored two runs and drove in one. Mitchell Dufault had a hit, an RBI and a run scored. Denner Dougherty went one-for-three with an RBI. Ryan Dietz went one-for-three while crossing home plate once. Jared Rohloff scored two runs. Brenden Goulet had a hit, an RBI and a run scored.
Six different players accounted for the Wolverines' six hits: Colton Swart, Colton Ammermann, Dalton Struxness, Nic Pieper, Brett Harguth and Braden Hoekstra.
- Brian Williams - morris mn Minnesota - email@example.com