Tigers start baseball season 2-0
The Morris Area/Chokio-Alberta baseball team started the 2013 season Saturday with two wins at the Tiger Invite.
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 Tigers’ 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.
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.
Morris/C-A 13, MACCRAY 1
MACCRAY 010 00 — 1 3 1
Morris/C-A 063 4x — 13 8 1
HITTING – MACCRAY: Caleb Melin 1-2, Cheyton Hamen 1-2, Derrick Sommers 1-1; Morris/C-A: 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/C-A: WP-Erickson 4-3-1-1-2-5, Jake Torgerson 1-0-0-0-0-3
Morris/C-A 15, Pelican Rapids 1
Pelican Rapids 001 00 — 1 3 2
Morris/C-A 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