Tigers suffer 2nd loss this season
Morris Area/Chokio-Alberta suffered its second straight loss, after opening the season with nine straight wins, Monday as the Tigers were edged 2-1 by Section 3AA foe Marshall.
A couple of miscues in the first inning ended up haunting the Tigers. A wild pitch on a third strike and an errant throw on a stolen base attempt allowed Marshall to score twice in the first inning.
Tiger starter Karle Meyer and Chandler Erickson gave up just one hit each, but Meyer left the game in the second inning after getting hit in the head while on the mound.
A Marshall come-backer glanced off Meyer’s glove and struck the junior left-hander in the head. Meyer stayed in the dugout for the remainder of the game after a trainer yanked him for having a headache and watery eyes.
Aaron Mathiowetz kept the Tigers scoreless until Logan Manska walked and scored on Mac Beyer’s two-out triple in the sixth. The Tigers also got doubles from Erickson and Tanner Picht, and a single from Tom Holland.
The Tigers had chances against Mathiowetz, stranding a runner on second in three innings, including in the seventh with only one out. Mathiowetz finished the game to earn a complete-game win that featured three strikeouts to just one walk.
Marshall 2, Morris/C-A 1
Morris/C-A 000 001 0 — 1 4 1
Marshall 200 000 X — 2 2 0
Morris/C-A: Chandler Erickson 1-3 2b, Tanner Picht 1-3 2b, Mac Beyer 1-3 3b rbi, Tom Holland 1-3
Marshall: Drew Hmielewski 1-3, Mason Campion 1-2
PITCHING (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) –
Morris/C-A: Karle Meyer (L) 1-1-2-1-3-2, Erickson 5-1-0-0-3-2
Marshall: Aaron Mathiowetz (W) 7-4-1-1-1-3