Region 15C baseball
The Elrosa Saints amateur baseball team defeated Farming 2-1 on Saturday morning in their region baseball tournament opener. They scored both runs in the bottom of the eighth inning after falling behind 1-0 in the sixth inning. Brad Mergan (six strikeouts, five hits, four walks) and Ethan Vogt (winning pitcher, six strikeouts, six hits, one walk) both pitched complete games. It was a sight to see!
*Next is a state-qualifying game at 8 p.m. tonight in Paynesville against Richmond. The Royals won 8-4 on Friday night against Atwater in their first game.
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Regal beat Meire Grove 5-2 in the Saturday afternoon game.
New London-Spicer beat New Munich on Friday but I forgot the score.
More scores will be posted later today.
New London-Spicer and St. Martin are battling late in the afternoon in a winner's bracket game, and in the seventh inning the score was 0-0! New Munich and Atwater are slated to play at 5:30 p.m. tonight in an elimination game.
*Game update, NLS vs. St. Martin: the Twins scored two runs in the top of the eighth inning to go up 2-0. Then Kyle Lieser scored one run for the Martins in the bottom of the eighth, but Patrick Courtney earned a strikeout to end the inning.
*Final score in a winner's bracket game: New London-Spicer 2, St. Martin 1; and all the scoring took place in the eighth inning.
By 6 p.m. the New Munich and Atwater game was underway. Jim Thull is starting for the Silverstreaks.
*Evening update: Atwater has a 4-0 lead in the fourth inning over New Munich in an elimination game. And the Chuckers ended up winning by an 8-0 score. New Munich banged out 10 hits on the night but couldn't break up the shut out.
Video from the Elrosa vs. Richmond game, later in the contest with Austin Imdieke pitching his final inning for Elrosa:
**Here's an updated score from the Elrosa vs. Richmond state-qualifying game: Elrosa 7, Richmond 3 with five innings complete. **Saints win! They are state-bound after beating Richmond by a final score of 7-3! I will be posting game recaps at the Bonanza Valley Voice newspaper website as soon as possible. http://www.bonanzavalleyvoice.com