Falcons drop three; regular season ends Saturday
Thursday, May 16, 2013 4:16 AM
The Fillmore Central/Lanesboro baseball team has played spurts of good baseball, but big innings, or late inning lapses have been costly to the team's won-loss record.
Such was the case this past Monday night when the Falcons lost to Chatfield, 13-9, in a TRC ballgame. The guys gave up two runs in the first inning and seven more in the second inning, falling behind 9-0 after the first two inning of play.
Against Wabasha-Kellogg last Saturday the team fell behind 8-0 after just one inning of play; eventually losing in five, 12-0.
In the loss to St. Charles the Falcons had a 6-2 lead going into the bottom of the fourth inning. FCL gave up three runs in the bottom of the fourth, and then three more in the bottom of the sixth, only to lose the contest to the Saints, 8-6.
Hopefully the Falcons can stop the skid and finish the final week of regular season play without giving up the crooked numbers, early, or late in the ballgame.
Here are the highlights for the last three FCL games...
St. Charles...Eight different players came up with hits against the Saints; Andy Love, Dan Gatzke, Nick Ebner, Clay Olson, Cal Larson, Nick Powell, Josh Jones and Devon Block. Rbi's recorded by Gatzke (2), Love and Olson. Jake Tammel pitched the first 5.1 innings, giving up six hits, four walks and striking out seven. Josh Jones pitched the final 2/3 of an inning.
Wabasha-Kellogg...Niko Anderson broke up the W-K no-hitter with a single in the third inning. Nick Ebner pitched the five inning game, allowing 12 runs, five of which were earned. FC/L had seven errors in the game.
Chatfield...Andy Love was four-for-four against the Gophers, and knocked in four runs. Dan Gatzke had two hits in the game that saw the Falcons fall behind 10-0 at one time. Also getting hits for FCL were Niko Anderson, Cal Larson, Nick Powell, Clay Olson and Devon Block. Jake Tammel gave up 16 hits in the game, eight of them in the first two innings. Only seven of the 13 runs scored by Chatfield were earned. He struck out four and walked four.
Regular season games remaining for the Falcons; Tuesday (St. Charles, home), Thursday (PEM, home, TRC), Friday (at R-P) and Saturday (at DE, 10 am).
The playoffs will be starting next week.