Amateur Baseball: Weiss keys 5-4 Lastrup win over Fairmont
COLD SPRING - Chad Weiss worked seven innings and was 2-5 at the plate with a double and three RBIs for the Region 8C Lastrup Lakers who defeated the 13B Fairmont Martins 5-4 in the opening round of the Minnesota Class C state tournament Sunday n...
COLD SPRING - Chad Weiss worked seven innings and was 2-5 at the plate with a double and three RBIs for the Region 8C Lastrup Lakers who defeated the 13B Fairmont Martins 5-4 in the opening round of the Minnesota Class C state tournament Sunday night.
Weiss struck out five, walked one and gave up eight hits and four runs, three earned, to get the win before giving up the mound in the bottom of the eighth to Brad Meyer who retired all six batters he faced to earn a save.
Lastrup jumped out to a 2-0 lead in the first on an RBI double by Rick Schlieman who later scored on a fielder's choice by Meyer.
Brandon Lochner singled in the second and scored on Weiss' double that put the Lakers up 3-0 before Fairmont narrowed the gap with runs in the second and fifth innings. Weiss drove in the final two Lastrup runs with a sixth-inning single.
Two errors and a bunt single loaded the bases with nobody out in the bottom of the seventh and led to two more Fairmont runs, but Weiss got out of the inning with the Laker lead intact.
Jason Sadlovsky finished 3-5 while Reggie Litke and Lochner both went 2-4 with a run scored for the Lakers, who play Howard Lake, the A seed from Region 12, at 7:30 p.m.
next Saturday at Cold Spring in the second round.
Lastrup 5 12 2
Fairmont 4 8 3
WP: Chad Weiss. LP: Joey Fitzgerald. 2B L-Weiss, Rick Schlieman. Overall: Lastrup 16-5. Next: 8C Lastrup vs. 12A Howard Lake 7:30 p.m. Saturday at Cold Spring.
Fort Ripley 5, Mora 1
COLD SPRING - Ethan Branum pitched a complete game striking out eight and didn't walk a batter to lead the Fort Ripley Rebels to a 5-1 win over the Mora Blue Devils in the opening round of the Minnesota Class C state tournament Saturday.
Rhett Williamson and Ray Austin both contributed doubles and two hits each, an RBI and run scored. Nick Jelacie tripled and Bill Sather finished 2-3.
The Rebels took a 1-0 lead in the second and broke the game open with a four-run fifth.
Fort Ripley, the D seed from Region 8, will face Region 13A-seeded Luverne 7:30 p.m. Aug. 30 at Watkins.
Fort Ripley 5 11 0
Mora 1 8 3
WP: Ethan Branum. LP: Asa Patterson. 2B: FR-Rhett Williamson, Ray Austin. 3B: FR-Nick Jelacie. Overall: Fort Ripley 14-13. Next: 8D Fort Ripley vs. 13A Luverne 7:30 p.m. Sunday at Watkins.
Spring Hill 1, Sobieski 0
COLD SPRING - Sobieski bats were stifled and the defending Class C state champion Skis were eliminated 1-0 by Spring Hill in the opening round of the state tournament Saturday.
Starting pitcher Tyler Jendro, who scorched the record books in leading the Skis to the state title last year, pitched a complete game allowing just eight hits and the one run while striking out three and walking two.
Spring Hill starter Eric Schoenberg had a no-hitter going through five innings before Scott Litchy and John Czech led off the sixth with singles, but Sobieski was unable to bring home the tying run.
The Skis stranded two runners in the sixth and ninth innings and hit into an inning-ending double play with two aboard in the seventh.
Beau Hanowski, Andrew Gurbada and Josh Wenzel also had singles for the Skis who finish 21-7.
Spring Hill 1 8 1
Sobieski 0 5 4
WP: Eric Schoenberg. LP: Tyler Jendro. Overall: Sobieski finishes 21-7.