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Tiger errors costly in playoff loss

Caught in a hot box, Marshall baserunner Derek Rasmussen and MA/C-A junior Noah Grove come together for the first out of the fourth inning on Monday night. More photos from this game can be viewed at / 3
Ethan Stahman makes contact with a ball against the Marshall Tigers on Monday in Marshall. More photos from this game can be viewed at / 3
Nick Solvie attempts the tagout on the throw back from the pitcher in the Section 3AA playoff contest against the Marshall Tigers. More photos from this game can be viewed at / 3

Marshall took advantage of five Morris Area/Chokio-Alberta errors and racked up nine total RBI en route to a 14-4 victory Monday, June 2 to eliminate the MA/C-A Tigers from Section 3AA tournament play.

After Marshall jumped out to a 7-1 lead, the Tigers cut the Marshall lead to three in the bottom half of the fourth inning before falling apart in the sixth.

The Tiger defense just wasn't playing its game according to head coach Mark Torgerson. Pop flies that found grass and overthrows to the bases were a common site in Marshall Monday night.

"We're better than what we showed [Monday], but Marshall put a lot of pressure on us and it created a lot of havoc,” Torgerson said. “Our pitchers pitched really well for the way the score ended up."

MA/C-A's starting pitcher Noah Grove struck out four and walked four while allowing 12 runs, only five of which were earned.

Riley Biesterfeld had the lone RBI for MA/C-A, going 1-for-2, while Cory Storck went 2-for-3 with a double.

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Marshall 14, Morris/C-A 4

Marshall 220 316 – 14 12 0

Morris/C-A 100 300 – 4 5 5

Hitting – Morris/C-A: Corey Storck 2-3 2b r, Riley Biesterfeld 1-2 rbi, Bryce Jergenson 1-3 r, Noah Grove 1-3 r; Marshall: Drew Hmielewski 3-4 3b rbi r-2, Noah Winkleman 2-4 2b rbi-3, Connor Winkleman 2-4 rbi-2 r-4, Riley Sharbono 1-4 rbi-2, Bryce Johnson 1-1 r-3, Nate Hoeft 2-3 rbi r-2

PITCHING (ip-h-r-er-bb-k) – Morris/C-A: Grove (L) 5-11-9-5-4-4; Jergenson 1-3-3-2-0-0; Marshall: C. Winkleman (W) 3-1-1-0-1-3; CD Douglas 1-3-3-2-1-2; Adam Kovash 2-1-0-0-2-2

Late stats from last Thursday, May 29

Morris/C-A 7, St. James 6

St. James 001 210 02 – 6 6 3

Morris/C-A 000 012 13 – 7 9 4

HITTING – Morris/C-A: Riley Biesterfeld 3-4 hr rbi-2 r-2, Corey Storck 1-3 2b rbi r, Gage Backman 1-3 r, Sean Amundson 1-3, Bryce Jergenson 1-4 rbi-2 r, Joey Dufault 1-3 rbi r, Issac Wente rbi, Nate Anderson 1-1 r

PITCHING (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) – Morris/C-A: Bryce Jergenson (W) 8-6-6-2-3-7

Brooke Kern

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