Next up for Tigers: Fairmont Tuesday in Marshall
Morris Area/Chokio-Alberta defeated Pipestone 11-2 on Saturday in Marshall to advance to the loser’s bracket final. The Tigers, 17-3, play Fairmont at 7 p.m. Tuesday in Marshall. The winner of that game plays Luverne in the section final on Thursday.
The Tigers scored four runs in the fourth to take a 5-0 lead, then finished off Pipestone with a five-run seventh on Saturday in the Section 3AA playoffs.
Under windy conditions, the Tigers scored runs thanks to five sacrifices — three bunts, two sacrifice flies — a squeeze play, and five Pipestone errors.
“With it being windy, we played good small ball, and we took advantage of their errors,” said head coach Mark Torgerson.
Tyler Henrichs had a hit and drove in three runs, Logan Manska had a hit, an RBI, and scored three runs, Tanner Picht had a hit and scored two runs, Lincoln Berget had a hit, an RBI, and a run, and Mac Beyer had a hit for the Tigers.
Jacob Torgerson worked six innings and struck out eight. Beyer threw the final inning, striking out two.
Morris/C-A 11, Pipestone 2
Morris/C-A 001 401 5 — 11 6 0
Pipestone 000 200 0 — 2 4 5
Morris/C-A: Tanner Picht 1-4 2 run; Tyler Henrichs 1-4, 3 rbi; Mac Beyer 1-3; Chandler Erickson 1-5, run; Lincoln Berget 1-3, rbi, run; Logan Manska 1-3, rbi, 3 runs; Tom Holland rbi, run
Pipestone: Alex Ossefoort 1-3 r, Damian Skyberg 1-3 r, Gunner Manderscheid 1-3 rbi, Trav Thomssen 1-3
PITCHING (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) –
Morris/C-A: Jacob Torgerson (W) 6-4-2-2-1-8, Beyer 1-0-0-0-1-2
Pipestone: Skyberg (L) 3.1