Warriors come up short versus P-E-M, L-A
Tuesday, May 14, 2013 8:20 AM
The Caledonia/Spring Grove baseball team suffered two setbacks last week, hosting Plainview-Elgin-Millville on Monday, then visiting Lewiston-Altura on Friday.
Tanner Langen successfully steals second base while Lewiston-Altura infielder unsuccessfully pleads his case with umpire.
C/SG vs. P-E-M, May 6
PEM 203 120 0 - 8 10 1
C/SG 006 000 1 - 7 11 4
Trailing by two runs, C/SG had the bases loaded with no outs in the bottom of the final inning. Jake Dolle scored during a double play, but then a pop-up ended the game with the tying run in scoring position. The Warriors were edged 8-7.
It was the last time a lead change looked imminent. Both teams had come from behind earlier in the game.
A 5-0 Bulldog lead in the top of the third was wiped away with a Warrior 6-run, 6-hit rally in the bottom of that frame. That inning included C/SG's first home run of the season, a 2-RBI blast by Dolle. It also featured a bases-loaded, 3-RBI double from Austin Bauer and another RBI two-bagger from TJ Schultz.
P-E-M used only one hit along with 3 walks, a hit batter and an error while retaking the lead during the next two innings. They were not able to pad their 8-6 lead despite loading the bases with 3 singles in the top of the seventh. Reliever Kai Lidstrom (4K, 0W) quelled the uprising with a final-out fly ball.
Eight of the nine Warriors had base hits. Seth Twite batted 2 for 3 while both Dolle and Schultz went 2 for 4. Harrison Speltz hit 1 for 2 with a double.
Eight of the 10 Bulldog batters also hit safely. Thomas Miller went 2 for 3 with a double, the Bulldogs' only extra-base hit. Reese McEvoy batted 2 for 4.
LOB: C/SG 5, P-E-M 8
Stolen bases: C/SG 0, P-E-M 3
Pitchers: C/SG: (LP) Storlie 4.1 IP, 8R (5 ER), 7H, 3K, 3W, 2HB; Lidstrom 2.2 IP, 0R, 3H, 4K, 0W
P-E-M: Johnson 4 IP, 6R (5 ER), 8H, 5K, 1W; (WP) Burke 2 IP, 1R (1 ER), 3H, 1K, 1W; Miller 1 IP, 0R, 0H, 0K, 0W
Extra-base hits: C/SG home run, 3 doubles, P-E-M 1 double
Hits - C/SG: Twite 2-3; Dolle 2-4, HR, 2RBI; Schultz 2-4, RBI; Speltz 1-2, dbl: DeMorett 1-2; Bauer 1-3, dbl, 3RBI; Pettit 1-4; Langen 1-4
Hits - P-E-M: Miller 2-3, dbl, 2RBI; McEvoy 2-4, RBI; Jacobs 1-2; Wescott 1-3; Lammers 1-4; Stelow 1-4, Burke 1-4; Kiehne 1-4, 3sb.
C/SG at L-A, May 10
C/SG 000 100 0 - 1 1 3
L-A 600 010 x - 7 8 0
Storm Seefeldt pitched a one-hitter for the Cardinals, who led 6-0 after the opening inning. The early lead came with three Cardinal hits including a bases-loaded, 3-RBI double by Jordan Theede. Two of the 3 C/SG errors and 2 of 3 free passes also came in the opening frame.
Arron Hohensee batted 2 for 3 with a double for the Cardinals.
Joe Pettit (1 for 2) had the only Warrior hit in the fourth inning. The lone C/SG run came in that frame, which opened with a walk to Speltz. He would score on a wild pitch after Pettit singled and a sacrifice bunt by Tanner Langen moved runners up.
Other C/SG base runners got on with 6 walks and a hit batter. Three walks loaded the bases with one out in the sixth, but Kaleb Lehnertz came on in relief to end the threat. The junior pitcher struck out 3 of the final 5 C/SG batters.
Only 3 Cardinal runs were earned as Langen absorbed the pitching loss despite striking out 6 and walking only one.
The Cardinals committed no errors while improving to 5-4 (5-4 TRC). C/SG closed the week at 1-5 (1-5 TRC).
LOB: C/SG 7, L-A 5
Stolen bases: none
Pitchers: C/SG: (LP) Langen 5 IP, 7R (3 ER), 8H, 6K, 1W; DeMorett 3 IP, 0R, 0H 1K, 1W
L-A: (WP) Seefeldt 5 IP, 1R (1 ER), 1H, 6K, 3W, 1 HB; Riebel 0.1 IP, 0R, 0H, 1K, 3W; Lehnertz 1.2 IP, 0R, 0H, 3K, 0W
Extra-base hits: C/SG none, L-A 2 doubles
Hits - C/SG: Pettit 1-2
Hits - L-A: Hohensee 2-3, dbl, RBI; Theede 1-2, 3RBI, dbl; Rain 1-3; Seefeldt 1-2; Matzke 1-3; Heim 1-3, Rasmussen 1-3.
Just prior to the press deadline, The Warriors (1-6, 1-5 TRC) fell at home to Southland 7-1.
Up next: The boys host Rushford-Peterson today (May 15) before Thursday's trip to Dover-Eyota and a Friday home game versus Chatfield.
The Warriors host St. Charles on Saturday at 10 a.m. before closing the regular season at Wabasha-Kellogg on Monday May 20.
Sub-section takes center stage on May 23, 25, 27 and June 1.
Three Rivers Conference 2013
BASEBALL W L W L
Wabasha-Kellogg 9 - 1 10 - 1
Chatfield 7 - 3 8 - 4
Southland 6 - 2 9 - 2
Lewiston-Altura 6 - 5 6 - 5
St. Charles 5 - 4 5 - 5
P-E-M* 5 - 4 5 - 6
Dover-Eyota 3 - 4 5 - 6
Fillmore/Lanesboro 2 - 6 2 - 7
Rushford-Peterson 2 - 6 2 - 7
Caledonia/SG 1 - 5 1 - 6
GM/LO/Kingsland 1 - 7 1 - 8
* defending champion