Tigers too much for MACCRAY, Pelican Rapids
MORRIS — The Morris/Chokio-Alberta baseball team’s offense is in top form, judging by the Tigers’ two victories on Saturday.
The Tigers batted in just eight innings in their two games but they rapped out 17 hits and scored 28 runs, defeating MACCRAY 13-1 and Pelican Rapids 15-1 in a three-team meeting.
In the other game, MACCRAY came back to defeat Pelican Rapids 6-5. MACCRAY scored four runs in the top of the seventh comeback from a three-run deficit.
Dylan Abraham capped the rally with the go-ahead two-run double, driving in Caleb Melin and Cody Boonstra, who had singled. Abraham then shut down Pelican Rapids in the bottom of the inning for the win.
In Morris/CA’s first game, Tanner Picht, Mac Beyer and Bryce Jergenson all had two hits and combined to drive in six runs. Chandler Erickson also drove in a pair of runs and worked the first four innings on the mound to earn the win. Jake Torgerson struck out the side in the fifth.
Against Pelican Rapids, Picht hit a two-run homer and Beyer had two doubles among his three hits and drove in four runs. Tyler Henrichs tripled, scored three runs and had an RBI, and Ethan Stahman had a double and two RBIs.
Jergenson allowed two hits and struck out three in four innings to earn the win. Karle Meyer worked the final inning, striking out one.
The 2-0 Tigers play next at Minnewaska at 5 p.m. today. MACCRAY is 1-1 and plays RCW at home at 4:30 p.m. today.
Morris/CA 13, MACCRAY 1
MACCRAY 010 00 — 1 3 1
Morris/CA 063 4x — 13 8 1
HITTING – MACCRAY: Caleb Melin 1-2, Cheyton Hamen 1-2, Derrick Sommers 1-1 … Morris/Chokio-Alberta: Tanner Picht 2-3 rbi-3 r-2, Mac Beyer 2-3 2b rbi, Bryce Jergenson 2-3 2b rbi-2 r-2, Chandler Erickson 1-4 rbi-2 r, Logan Manska 1-1 r-3, Lincoln Berget 0-2 rbi sf
PITCHING (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) – MACCRAY: LP-Tyler Donner … Morris/Chokio-Alberta: WP-Erickson 4-3-1-1-2-5, Jake Torgerson 1-0-0-0-0-3
Morris/CA 15, Pelican Rapids 1
Pelican Rapids 001 00 — 1 3 2
Morris/CA 203 (11)x — 15 9 0
HITTING – Pelican Rapids: Pat Coleman 1-2 2b rbi … Morris/Chokio-Alberta: Picht 1-2 hr rbi-2 r-2, Beyer 3-3 2b-3 rbi-4 r-2, Tyler Henrichs 1-3-3b rbi r-3, Tom Holland 1-3 2b, Ethan Stahman 1-1 2b rbi-2, Gage Bachman 1-1 2b rbi, Berget 1-1 r-2
PITCHING (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) – Pelican Rapids: LP-Ian Johnson … Morris/Chokio-Alberta: WP-Jergenson 4-2-1-1-1-3, Karle Meyer 1-1-0-0-1-1
MACCRAY 6, Pelican Rapids 5
MACCRAY 100 010 4 — 6 10 2
Pelican Rapids 000 032 0 — 5 7 1
HITTING – MACCRAY: Caleb Melin 1-for-4, rbi; Cody Boonstra 2-for-4, 2 runs, rbi; Tyler Donner 2-for-4, run; Dylan Abraham 3-for-4, 2 2b’s, 3 rbi; Jacob Aviles 1-for-4; Ransom Dykema 1-for-3 … Pelican Rapids: Nathan Sillerud 2-for-4; Blaine Gorton 2-for-4
PITCHING (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) – MACCRAY: Tyler Moffenbier 5.1-5-5-3-4-6, Abraham (W) 1.2-2-0-0-1-3 … Pelican Rapids: LP-Patrick Coleman
LQPV 9, TMB 0
MADISON — Lac qui Parle Valley’s offense unloaded on Tracy-Milroy-Balaton pitching to back stellar Eagles pitching in a 9-0 Camden Conference victory Saturday.
The Eagles scored four runs in the first inning and starter Ben Morken and relievers Eric Smith and Colby Siegert combined on a two-hitter while striking out 12.
Preston Kraft was 3-for-4 and drove in two runs, Nick Burkleo and two hits and four RBIs, Morken also had two hits and drove in a run, and Austin Haas had a single, two walks and scored twice.
TMB 000 000 0 — 0 2 3
LQPV 400 230 x — 9 9 1
HITTING – Tracy-Milroy-Balaton: Jordan Towne 1-2, Brian Fultz 1-2 … Lac qui Parle Valley: Austin Haas 1-2 r-2 bb-2. Preston Kraft 3-4 rbi-2, Nick Burkleo 2-2 rbi-4, Jalen Baldwin 1-1, Ben Morken 2-4 rbi
PITCHING (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) – Tracy-Milroy-Balaton: LP-Parker Lanoue 4-8-6-4-4-4, Beau Priegnitz 2-1-3-3-5-3 … Lac qui Parle Valley: WP-Morken 5-1-0-0-0-9, Eric Smith 1-1-0-0-0-2, Colby Siegert 1-0-0-0-1-1