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Granite Falls Advocate Tribune - Granite Falls, MN
  • Baseball Journal: Sting struggle with losses

  • BOLD 3, YME 0

    With storm clouds on the horizon, BOLD nabbed a 3-0 victory over Yellow Medicine East with the game called after 5½ innings Tuesday in Bird Island.


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  • BOLD 3, YME 0
    With storm clouds on the horizon, BOLD nabbed a 3-0 victory over Yellow Medicine East with the game called after 5½ innings Tuesday in Bird Island.
     
    Tyler Rock’s single plated Tyler Seehussen and Trent Athmann in the bottom of the fourth to end a scoreless game. A fielder’s choice brought in Zach Remillard with the Warriors’ third run in the fifth.
     
    Austin Thorstad was forced to take the loss from the mound after pitching five innings, walking only four and striking out one.
    YME                         000 000 — 0 4 1
    BOLD                         000 21x — 3 4 1
    HITTING
    Yellow Medicine East: Devin Dyrdahl 1-for-3, Austin Thorstad 1-for-3, Adam Koepke 1-for-2, Ryan Reishus 1-for-2
    BOLD: Jake Marcus 1-for-3, Logan Sangren 1-for-3, rbi; Trent Athmann 1-for-2, Tyler Rock 1-for-2, 2 rbi
    PITCHING (ip-h-r-er-bb-so)
    Yellow Medicine East: Austin Thorstad (L) 5-4-3-3-4-1
    BOLD: Jake Marcus (W) 6-4-0-0-2-5
    LqPV 12, YME 5
    Yellow Medicine East was gone with the wind Friday as LqPV buffeted the home team with 12 runs as winds swirled down the river valley and over Richter Field.
    The Eagles would post six runs in the first inning and six runs in the fourth to blow the Sting away in a 12-5 conference victory.
     
    In the squall, the two teams would combine for 25 hits as outfielders did their best to track down gusty flyballs.   
     
    Sam Haas, the winning pitcher for LQPV, hit a double, triple and a single to lead the Eagles’ 14-hit barrage. Eric Smith went 3-for-3 and John Weeding and Paul Blom each supplied a pair of hits.
     
    Meanwhile, YME’s 11-hit offense was led by Ryan Reishus with a double and a single for 3 RBIs. Adam Koepke had 2 hits, scored twice and drove in a pair of runs. Aaron Zieske also had a pair of hits.
     
    YME?senior pitcher Jake Sharkey had a short night working just 1/3 of an inning as the Eagles breezed to their 6-0 lead. Conor Christenson came on and worked the next tree innings, though his result would be the same; giving up another six runs.
     
    Aaron Zieske then came on in relief and pitched the final 3 2/3 innings, thankfully not giving up a run and strikingout five.  
     
    Offensively for YME, Ryan Reishus went 2-for-3 with a double and three RBIs, Adam Koepke went 2-for-3 and scored two runs, and Zieske added a pair of hits.
    LqPV                   600 600 0 —12 14 5
    YME                    012 000 2 — 5 11 6
    HITTING
    Lac qui Parle Valley: John Weeding 2-for-4, 2 runs; Colby Siegert 1-for-3, Paul Blom 2-for-3, 2 runs, rbi, 2b; Sam Haas 3-for-4, 2 runs, 2b, 3b, 2 rbi; Eric Smith 3-for-3, 2 runs, 2 rbi; Preston Kraft 1-for-4, 2 rbi; Brandon Bornhorst 1-for-4, rbi
    Page 2 of 2 - Yellow Medicine East: Devon Dyhrdahl 1-for-3, Aaron Zieske 2-for-4, Adam Koepke 2-for-3, 2 runs, 2 rbi; Brandon Grund 1-for-5, Reed Raddatz 1-for-4, Patrick Bukowski 1-for-2, Ryan Reishus 2-for-3, 2b, 3 rbi; Austin Thorstad 1-for-4
    PITCHING (ip-h-r-er-bb-so)
    Lac qui Parle Valley: Sam Haas (W) 4-7-3-3-2-7, Colby Siegert (S) 3-3-2-2-1-4
    Yellow Medicine East: Jacob Sharkey (L) Zc-5-6-4-0-1, Connor Christenson 3-7-6-2-1-4, Adam Zieske 3Xc-2-0-0-2-5
    Benson 7, YME 6
    Yellow Medicine East let one slip past, losing in extra innings 7-6 in a West Central Conference South matchup against Benson Thursday in Benson.
     
    The Braves scored twice in the bottom of the extra frame to over power the Sting.
    Carl Hoffman tied it 6-6 when he stole home on a failed squeeze bunt with the bases full; the game-ender followed right away when Morgan Staton got the bunt down, this time, and Austin Norby dashed home.
     
    Austin Thorstad pitched seven strong innings for YME and also went 3-for-5 with two doubles and four RBIs. Brandon Grund and Chris Jensen had a base hit apiece for the Sting.
    YME                    000 032 01 — 6 5 1
    Benson                  040 001 02 — 7 11 3
    HITTING
    Yellow Medicine East: Austin Thorstad 3-for-5, 2b, 2 rbi; Brandon Grund 1-for-4, Aaron Zieske 0-for-2, 2 runs, rbi; Chris Jensen 1-for-4, 2 runs; Elliot Carmany 0-for-3, 2 runs
    Benson: Luke Schwarz 3-for-4, 3 sb’s; Matt Ahrndt 2-for-4, 2b, rbi; Tanner Mikkelson 2-for-4, Anthony Berreau 1-for-3, 2b; Jake Huston 1-for-3, rbi; Carl Hoffman 2-for-3, 3 runs, 2 sb’s, rbi
    PITCHING (ip-h-r-er-bb-so)
    Yellow Medicine East: Austin Thorstad 7-11-5-5-4-4, Conor Christenson (L) Zc-0-2-1-2-1
    Benson: Anthony Berreau 4Xc-3-3-3-7-5, Morgan Staton (W) 3Zc-2-3-0-3-1

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