Eagles' season ends in Regions
The 2008 season ended for the Morris Eagles amateur baseball team with two losses in the Region 9C playoffs last weekend. On Saturday the Eagles lost to Sacred Heart 8-4. On Sunday the team faced Clinton for the sixth time this year, and were eliminated from the tournament with a 9-7 loss.
The Region 9C tournament continues this weekend in Morris with Sacred Heart, Madison, Ortonville, and Clinton playing on Saturday. The winner of these four teams will face Milroy on Sunday at 2 p.m. The undefeated Milroy team would have to lose twice to be upset from the championship.
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Chad Christianson and the Morris Eagles were in control of the game with a 4-1 lead until the seventh inning.
Sacred Heart started the inning with five straight hits. Morris summoned Buck Johnson, the Dumont draftee, who walked the first hitter he faced to load the bases. With the game tied at 4-4, Jeremy Hinderks of the Saints unloaded a bomb to left field to clear the bases.
Morris scored two in the first on two hit by pitches and an error.
In the second Morris scored a run on a double my Matt Carrington.
In the fifth the Eagles added to their lead with a single by Chase Rambow, followed by a perfectly executed hit and run. Kirby Marquart scored Rambow with a sacrifice fly.
In the seventh and eighth innings, Morris got the first two runners on but were not able to score.
Christianson pitched six innings allowing 12 hits and six runs, five earned, while striking out two.
Johnson finished with two earned runs on three hits and one walk.
Andy Lembcke pitched the final inning giving up one hit while striking out two.
Cory Marquart, Mitch Frisch, and Dan Folie were all 2-for-4 at the plate.
After having pitched nine innings the day before, the Cards' Mike Adelman defeated the Eagles again.
Clinton had a 6-4 lead and Morris had runners on first and second with only one out, when Adelman entered the game in the fourth inning. He induced a double play ball to get out of that inning and then did not allow a runner until the eighth inning.
Meanwhile, Rambow was not his normal self due to a tubing incident earlier in the week. He battled a sore shoulder and could only pitch one and 1/3 innings allowing five runs, all earned, on two hits and five walks.
Eric Asche gave a valiant effort for the Eagles on the mound going six and 2/3 innings to keep Morris in the game. He gave up nine hits and four runs (three earned), walked six, and struck out three.
Carrington pitched the final inning striking out one and not allowing any hits or walks.
Cory Marquart once again led the Eagle efforts at the plate with a 2-for-5 showing.