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Right fielder Riley Biesterfeld throw to the cut, shortstop Sean Amundson, during one of the 11 hits the Minnewaska Lakers had in the 4-1 win over the Tigers on Tuesday, May 13.

Minnewaska tames Tigers

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Minnewaska banged out six straight singles in a sixth-inning rally, and the Lakers topped Morris Area / Chokio-Alberta 4-1 in a West Central Conference game on Tuesday, May 13.


Holding a 1-0 lead, the Lakers’ Austin Ostrander led off the sixth with a triple. He scored on a wild pitch, and after an out, Minnewaska’s hit barrage tacked on two more runs.

Matt McIver, Matt Paulson and Michael Gruber each had two hits for the Lakers, and Riley Thompson pitched an eight-strikeout complete game to pick up the win.

Gage Bachman hit the RBI single in the seventh as the Tigers had the tying run at the plate with one out, but Thompson finished off the game with a strikeout and a grounder to first for a 4-1 Laker victory.

The JV Tigers were edged by the Lakers as well with a final score 5-3. The game was close with it being tied a one through six and a half innings, but Waska scored in the bottom half of the sixth to break the tie. Then in the seventh, the Tigers scored twice to take a 3-2 lead, but the Lakers finished them off in the final inning, putting up three marks to take the game 5-3. Jared Anderson went 1-for-3 with two RBI to lead the JV Tigers. Toby Sayles took the loss, pitching two and a third innings, allowing just one hit, but four runs on five walks. Sayles also struck out four.

MA/C-A next plays Melose in Melrose today (Thursday, May 15) then has a doubleheader on Friday, May 16 in Montevideo against Yellow Medicine East at 4 p.m. and Montevideo at 6 p.m.

Minnewaska 4, Morris/C-A 1

Minnewaska (6-3, 7-5) 000 103 0 — 4 11 0

Morris/C-A (2-4, 7-5) 000 000 1 — 1 3 2

HITTING – Minnewaska: Matt McIver 2-4, rbi, Michael Gruber 2-4, Matt Paulson 2-3, rbi, Justin Amundson 1-4, Austin Ostrander 1-3, 3b, Jon Nygaard 1-2, Hunter Thompson 1-3, Riley Thompson 1-3; MA/C-A: Bryce Jergenson 1-3, Brady Jergenson 1-2, Gage Backman 1-3, rbi

PITCHING (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) — Minnewaska: Riley Thompson (W) 7-3-1-1-2-8; MA/C-A: Bryce Jergenson (L) 6-11-4-4-6-2; Danny Tracy 1-0-0-0-1-0