SH/MACCRAY 15, G.F. 0
“It’s a humbling sport,” said Legion Post 69 manager Nick Richter after his team was unceremoniously bounced from the playoffs. “You can go 5-for-5 one night and 0-for-5 the next. You learn something new every time you step on the field.”
Granite Falls began Legion play with an 8-0 record, only to lose four straight to end the season. The last two losses came in the playoffs. The first a 10-0 no-hitter against Madison and the second a 15-0 dismantling at the hands of Sacred Heart.
“I’m proud of the guys. We had guys playing out of position all season. They played hard all year long. It just didn’t work out here at the end. But, yeah, I’m proud of them. They’re a good bunch of kids.”
SH/MACC 076 20 — 15 12 1
Granite Falls 000 00 — 0 2 1
Sacred Heart/MACCRAY: Cody Boonstra 2-for-4 2 rbi, Mitch Treml 2-for-3 rbi, Ryan Fransen 4-for-4 3 rbi, Tucker Harazin 2-for-4 rbi, Tyler Donner 1-for-2, Colin Thompson 1-for-3
Granite Falls: Elliot Carmany 1-for-2, Aaron Zieske 1-for-2
Sacred Heart/MACCRAY: Ryan Fransen (W) 4-2-0-0-1-0, Griffin Schaub 1-0-0-0-1-0
Granite Falls: Austin Thorstad (L) 2-3-7-2-3-2, Jake Sharkey 1-6-6-5-2-2. Austin Vikander 2-3-2-2-2-2
Madison 10, Granite Falls 0
Madison pitcher Brandon Bornhorst was too much for a slumping Post 69 team to handle Thursday night as he blanked Granite Falls for a five inning no-hitter as Madison left Richter Field with a 10-0 victory in the first round of divisional playoffs.
Bornhorst gave up just two walks and struck out 11 batters in just five innings.
Madison 250 21 — 10 10 1
Granite Falls 000 00 — 0 0 4
Madison: Colby Siegert 3-for-3, Sam Haas 2-for-3 2b 2 rbi, Preston Kraft 1-for-4 rbi, Jared Roland 1-for-3 rbi, Nick Berkleo 1-for-3, Paul Blone 1-for-3, Jaylen Boldan 1-for-3 2 rbi
Granite Falls: no hits
Madison: Brandon Bornhorst (W) 5-0-0-0-2-11
Granite Falls: Aaron Ziske (L) 2-5-7-3-2-1, Elliot Carmany 3-5-3-3-2-2