Short stop Tanner Langen will throw to first base after getting the force out at second on P-E-M runner Greg Uecker. JON SPELTZ/SPRING GROVE HERALD
Short stop Tanner Langen will throw to first base after getting the force out at second on P-E-M runner Greg Uecker. JON SPELTZ/SPRING GROVE HERALD
The Caledonia/Spring Grove baseball team hosted Plainview-Elgin-Millville on Thursday, April 17. When the dust settled, C/SG had placed their first "W" of the season in the record book, defeating the Bulldogs 7-2.

P-E-M 000 011 0 - 2 4 6

C/SG 020 014 x - 7 11 3

C/SG never trailed but led only 3-2 before adding 4 unearned runs in the bottom of the sixth.

Sophomore hurler Tanner Gran made his first varsity start, allowing only 3 hits and 2 unearned runs through five and a third innings to pick up the win.

Both lead-off hitters, C/SG junior outfielder TJ Schultz and P-E-M junior outfielder Greg Uecker, went 3 for 4 on the day. But only two Bulldogs had base hits while seven Warriors hit safely. Both Harrison Speltz and Colton Lampert went 2 for 4 with an RBI each for the hosts.

There were no extra-base hits, but the Warriors out-hit the Bulldogs 11 to 4.

The hardest hit ball came from Gran, but Zach Ploof made a great diving catch in center field to save a run for the Bulldogs.

Two P-E-M pitchers combined for 6 strikeouts and no walks, but there was plenty of charity provided by the visitors, who committed 6 errors. Five P-E-M miscues helped C/SG score 5 runs in the Warriors' last two times at bat.

Things started out with disappointment for C/SG. In the first inning, the Warriors loaded the bases with no outs, but a pop fly and a slick pitcher-to-home-to-first double play ended the threat with no runs.

But in the next inning, C/SG belted 4 hits to take a 2-0 lead.

The visitors had their share of disappointments as well. After Gran had retired the first nine Bulldogs in order, P-E-M loaded the bases in the third but could not score either.

Even with a sizable margin in hits, the Warriors only held a slender 3-2 lead as they stepped to the plate in the sixth. Three errors and 3 hits later, C/SG led 7-2 heading into the final inning.

It was overcast and breezy, with uncomfortable temperatures in the high 30s.

After two early-week weather postponements, C/SG (1-1) claimed its first win while P-E-M slipped to 1-2. In the last five seasons (since Caledonia and Spring Grove began a shared program), C/SG is 4-4 versus P-E-M.

LOB: C/SG 8, P-E-M 9

Stolen bases: C/SG 3, P-E-M 0

Pitchers: C/SG: (WP) Gran 5.1 IP, 2R (0 ER), 3H, 5K, 3W

Lidstrom 0.2 IP, 0R, 0H, 0K, 0W

Sorenson 1.0 IP, 0R, 1H, 2K, 1W

Pitchers: P-E-M: (LP) Hunter Johnson 5.1 IP, 5R (2 ER), 8H, 5K, 0W

T. Miller 0.2 IP, 2R (0 ER), 3H, 1K, 0W

Extra-base hits: none

Hits - C/SG (11 singles): Schultz 3-4, run; Lampert 2-4, sb, RBI; Speltz 2-4, run, RBI, sb; Twite 1-3, run, RBI; Gran 1-3, 2 runs; Pettit 1-3; Langen 1-4, sb, 2 RBI; Siminski run, sb

Hits - P-E-M (4 singles) Uecker 3-4, Miller 1-4; De Frang sac, RBI

Three Rivers South

Southland 4-1 (5-1 season)

Chatfield 4-1 (4-1 season)

C/SG 2-1 (2-1 season)

GMLOK 1-5 (1-5 season)

Fillmore Cent./Lanesboro 0-2 (0-2 season)

Rushford-Peterson 0-3 (0-3 season)

Monday scores

Wabasha-Kellogg 3, Southland 2

Chatfield 8, Cotter 2

Tuesday scores

Cal/SG 5, St. Charles 2

Wabasha-Kellogg 10, Fillmore/Lanesboro 0

Lewiston-Altura, 3, GM/L-O/K 2

Chatfield 5, Plainview-Elgin-Millville 3

Southland 6, Dover-Eyota 5