The Itasca Viking baseball team had its season close out over the weekend at the Region 13 Tournament as they were eliminated by Century College on Saturday.
The Vikings opened play with a 2-1 victory over Rochester. Eythan Stangland was strong on the mound but didn’t factor in the decision. He allowed only one run on one hit while striking out six and walking one. Osha Brewer earned the win in relief. He allowed only two hits while striking out one in three innings of relief. David Engel and Blake Thiesse drove in runs for the Vikings. Tyrel Cournoyer, Osha Brewer and Rancel Rosado had a hit each while Zach Ottosen had two hits.
The Vikings advanced with a 5-1 victory over Riverland in the second round. Max Koprek earned the win. He allowed one run on four hits. He struck out four and walked two in the game. Cournoyer, Rosado and Thiesse all plated runs in the game. Cournoyer led the way with two hits in the game.
The Vikings suffered its first defeat at the hands of St. Cloud Tech, 9-0, as they moved to the loser’s bracket with the loss. Luke Thoma suffered the loss on the mound. He allowed three runs on four hits while walking one. Engel and Brock Cichon had the lone hits for the Vikings in the loss.
The Vikings were eliminated from post-season play when they were defeated by Century College, 7-2. Eric Benson suffered the loss on the mound while allowing four runs on eight hits. He struck out three batters. Brewer had a hit and drove in two runs in the contest. Cournoyer, Thiesse, Peter Meidema and Ryan Miller had one hit in the season ending loss.
~ courtesy of KOZY/KMFY radio
The Nashwauk-Keewatin baseball team continued its busy season with games against Duluth Marshall, Mountain Iron-Buhl and McGregor.
The Spartans were hoping to bounce back from a loss to the Greenway Raiders when they squared off with the Duluth Marshall Hilltoppers. The Toppers broke the game open with an eight run inning en route to a 12-4 win.
Jesse Nelson drove in two runs while Kevin Hale plated a run as well in the game. John Labine, Jeff Korpi and Mitch Bonderson had hits as well.
The Spartans bounced back with a 3-0 win over Mountain Iron-Buhl. John Labine was strong on the hill again for the Spartans. He allowed only one hit in the game. He struck out 12 batters and walked three in helping the Spartans to the win. Korpi drove in two runs while Will Senich drove in the other. Kevin Hale, Tayler Haigh and Bonderson had hits as well.
The offense broke open in a 15-1 rout over McGregor to close out the week. Korpi had three hits while Bonderson had three hits and four runs batted in. Haigh had two hits and three runs batted in while Hale had two hits and two rbi’s in the game. Jesse Nelson plated two runs as did Pat Yoder in the win. Nelson was the beneficiary of the run support on the mound. He allowed only one run on two hits while striking out eight and walking three.
~ courtesy of KOZY/KMFY radio