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Seth Twite slides safely into third base as the ball gets away from Dover-Eyota infielders.

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The Caledonia/Spring Grove Warriors played five games from May 13-18, posting a record of 1-4.

C/SG versus Southland, May 13

SHS 002 032 0 - 7 6 1

C/SG 001 000 0 - 1 2 4

Southland won 7-1 in what was officially a non-conference game behind the pitching of Decker Bendtsen, who threw a 2-hitter. The senior hurler was in trouble only once, walking in the Warriors' only run with two outs in the third inning. Three of his 4 walks came in that frame.

Blaine Storlie lead off the first inning with a single, but C/SG managed only one other hit the rest of the game - a third-inning one-bagger by TJ Schultz.

The Rebels scored 7 runs on only 6 hits, aided by 4 Warrior errors. Only two Southland runs were earned. Southland (9-2, 6-2 TRC) had defeated C/SG 8-2 in a previous conference match-up.

LOB: C/SG 7, SHS 6

Stolen bases: C/SG 1, SHS 5

Pitchers: C/SG: (LP) Storlie 5 IP, 5R (2 ER), 5H, 3K, 3W, 3 HB; Lidstrom 2 IP, 2R (0 ER), 1H, 1K, 1W

SHS: (WP) Bendtsen 7 IP, 1R (1 ER), 2H, 6K, 4W, 1 HB

Extra-base hits: none

Hits - C/SG: Storlie 1-3, sb; Schultz 1-4

Hits - SHS: Gray 2-4, RBI; Schmitz 1-3, 3RBI; Goergen 1-4, 2RBI, sb; Schwartz 1-4, sb; Reinartz 1-4, sb

C/SG versus R-P, May 15

R-P 000 602 0 - 8 10 4

C/SG 604 020 x - 12 14 2

C/SG won 12-8 as all nine Warrior batters had base hits on Wednesday. C/SG posted season highs with both 12 runs and 14 hits against Rushford-Peterson. C/SG took quick control with 6 runs (all earned) and 8 hits in the first inning.

"Batting around in the first inning was a big boost to our confidence at the plate," Warrior coach Dave Konz noted.

It was 10-0 after three frames before the Trojans added their only big inning, cutting the margin down to 10-6.

Storlie batted 3 for 5 while 2 hits each came from Harrison Speltz (2RBI), Joe Pettit (2RBI) and Tanner Langen (double, RBI). Jake Dolle also had a two-bagger.

Kai Lidstrom pitched a complete game for C/SG, striking out 6 while walking none.

Trojan starting pitcher Cale Stensgard hit 3 for 4 while driving in 3 runs for R-P, which dipped to 2-10 (2-8 TRC).

LOB: C/SG 8, R-P 4

Stolen bases: C/SG 2, R-P 0

Pitchers: C/SG: (WP) Lidstrom 7 IP, 8R (4 ER), 10H, 6K, 0 W

R-P: (LP) Stensgard 3 IP, 10R (6 ER), 12H, 3K, 1W; Courrier 3 IP, 2R (1 ER), 2H, 1K, 3W

Extra-base hits: C/SG 2 doubles; R-P 3 doubles

Hits - C/SG: Speltz 2-3, 2RBI; Storlie 3-5,sb; Langen 2-4, dbl, RBI; Pettit 2-4, 2RBI; Dolle 1-2,dbl; Bauer 1-3, 2RBI; Twite 1-3, RBI; Schultz 1-4, RBI; DeMorett 1-4.

Hits - R-P: Stensgard 3-4, dbl, 3RBI; Dittman 2-3, 2RBI; Jacobson 1-3, RBI; Bellock 1-4, dbl, 2RBI; Ansell 1-4, dbl; Vitse 1-4; Courrier 1-4

C/SG at Dover-Eyota, May 16

C/SG 000 020 0 - 2 7 3

D-E 013 012 x - 7 7 2

The Eagles won 7-2 as each team had 7 hits, but more Eagles got on base with 7 walks, 2 hit batters and 3 Warrior errors. C/SG received much less charity benefiting from only 3 walks and 2 errors.

C/SG scored both runs in the fifth inning with a double from Mason DeMorett and singles from Seth Twite (2 for 3) and Storlie. That cut the Eagle lead in half (4-2), but the Warriors stranded 4 batters without scoring in the final two innings while D-E added 3 insurance runs. Speltz also belted a double for C/SG

D-E senior Josh Hall was the winning pitcher and was also the leading hitter going 2 for 3 with 2 doubles. Freshman Luke Franke also hit 2 for 3. Sophomore relief pitcher Dillon Lehman batted 1 for 1 with an RBI.

It was the third of four straight wins for D-E, which closed the week at 8-6 overall and 5-4 in conference play.

LOB: C/SG 6, D-E 10

Stolen bases: C/SG 1, D-E 0

Pitchers: C/SG: (LP) Langen 5 IP, 5R (2 ER), 6H, 4K, 6W, 1 HB; DeMorett 1 IP, 2R (1 ER), 1H, 2K, 1W, 1 HB

D-E: (WP) Hall 5 IP, 2R (1 ER), 4H, 2K, 2W; Lehman 2 IP, 0R, 3H, 4K, 1W

Extra-base hits: C/SG 2 doubles, D-E 2 doubles

Hits - C/SG: Twite 2-3, RBI, sb; DeMorett 1-2, dbl; Speltz 1-3, dbl; Pettit 1-3; Burg 1-3; Storlie 1-4

Hits - D-E: Hall 2-3, 2 dbl, RBI; Franke 2-3, RBI; Lehman 1-1; Osten 1-3; Debbels 1-3

C/SG versus Chatfield, May 17

CHS 203 040 2 -11 10 2

C/SG 000 000 0 - 0 4 6

Gopher pitcher Jake Neis struck out 8 and walked only one on his way to the 2-0 shutout for second-place Chatfield (10-4, 8-2 TRC).

C/SG managed only 4 hits. They were able to get two of them in one inning, but stranded both runners.

Langen hit 2 for 3 while Twite and Speltz singled.

Two of the first three Gopher batters crossed the plate, and Chatfield went on to score every other inning thereafter. Nate Skare batted 3 for 4 with 2 runs batted in; Justin Voss went 2 for 3.

Five of the Warriors' six errors led to Gopher runs.

LOB: C/SG 7, CHS 8

Stolen bases: C/SG 0, CHS 3

Pitchers: C/SG: (LP) DeMorett 7 IP, 11R (7 ER), 10H, 6K, 3W, 1 HB

CHS: (WP) Neis 7 IP, 0 R, 4H, 8K, 1W

Extra-base hits: C/SG 0, CHS 2 doubles

Hits - C/SG: Langen 2-3; Twite 1-3; Speltz 1-3

Hits - CHS: Skare 3-4, 2RBI; Viss 2-3; Moechnig 1-1, double; Eggers 1-2; Prinsen 1-4, dbl; Jech 1-4, 2RBI; Irish 1-4, RBI

C/SG versus St. Charles, May 18

SC 000 001 3 - 4 9 3

C/SG 000 000 0 - 0 3 1

The Saints blanked the Warriors 4-0. After five scoreless innings, 3 hits and a walk put the Saints up 1-0 in the sixth. Then, in the final seventh inning St. Charles added 3 insurance runs. Seven of the Saints' 9 hits came in those final two innings.

The Warriors managed only 3 hits, all singles scattered in different innings. Mason DeMorett batted 2 for 3; Jake Dolle hit safely one out before the end of the game.

C/SG stranded 11 runners, but only two Warriors advanced as far as third base. Attempting to score on a passed ball in the third inning, Blaine Storlie was tagged out on a close play at the plate.

Both pitchers went the distance, each striking out eight batters.

Winning pitcher Dayton Danielson walked 5 and survived 4 Saint errors. For C/SG, Lidstrom was impressive getting out of a second-inning jam. With the bases loaded and no one out, Lidstrom struck out two batters before a runner was forced out at the plate on a ground ball.

SC improved to 7-7, 6-4 TRC while C/SG closed the week at 2-9, 2-8 TRC.

LOB: C/SG 11, SC 8

Stolen bases: C/SG 3, SC 1

Pitchers: C/SG: (LP) Lidstrom 7 IP, 4R (4 ER), 9H, 8K, 2W, 2 HB

SC: (WP) Danielson 7 IP, 0R, 3H, 8K, 5W

Extra-base hits: C/SG none, SC 1 double

Hits - C/SG: DeMorett 2-3; Dolle 1-1. Sb; (Schultz 2sb)

Hits - SC: Braun 2-4, dbl, RBI; Bailey 2-4, RBI; Small 1-2, RBI, sb; McCready 1-3, RBI; Escobedo 1-3; Sanders 1-3; Mueller 1-4

Up Next: Just before the Herald was going to press, the Warriors closed the regular season with a 7-1 road loss against conference champion Wabasha-Kellogg. Look for coverage in next week's edition.

With uncooperative weather, C/SG (2-10, 2-8 TRC) was able to play only 12 of 20 scheduled games. The conference race was cut in half from 20 games to 10.

East Sub-section play begins on Thursday, May 23 hosted by the higher seed. Seeding did not take place until after the Herald deadline.

The season ends for teams losing in the first quarterfinal round. Thereafter, it is double eliimintion.

Three Rivers Conference 2013

conf. season

BASEBALL W L W L

Wabasha-Kellogg 9 - 1 11 - 1

Chatfield 8 - 2 10 - 4

Southland 6 - 2 10 - 2

P-E-M* 6 - 4 7 - 6

St. Charles 6 - 4 7 - 7

Dover-Eyota 5 - 4 8 - 6

Lewiston-Altura 5 - 5 8 - 6

Caledonia/SG 2 - 8 2 - 9

FC/Lanesboro 2 - 8 2 -10

GMLOK 2 - 7 2 -10

Rushford-Peterson 2 - 8 2 -11

* champion