By Charlie Warner
Argus News Editor
The Caledonia/Spring Grove baseball team improved their season record to 4-2 with two impressive wins last week. On April 17 they defeated Plainview-Elgin-Millville 7-4 and then drubbed St. Charles 9-0 on April 20.
Warriors 7, PEM 4
The Warriors hosted PEM on April 17 and sent the Bulldogs home with a 7-4 loss.
Following two and one-half scoreless innings, the Warriors scored four runs in the bottom of the third to take a 4-0 lead.
PEM came back in the top of the fifth with four runs of their own to tie the game up. But a single run in the bottom of the fifth and two more in the bottom of the sixth provided the Warriors with a three-run lead, which was enough for the win.
The Warriors had just four hits in the game, but the Bulldogs committed four costly errors, which gave CSG five unearned runs.
Houston Halverson led the Warriors offensive attack, going 2 for 3 with two runs scored. Travis Frank was 1 for 2 with one run scored and an RBI. Blaine Storlie had CSG’s other hit.
Matt Petersen was on the mound for the Warriors and scattered five PEM hits over the seven innings he pitched. Peterson gave up just one earned run on four walks and two Warrior errors. He struck out four and walked four.
Warriors 9, St. Charles 0
The Warriors got a brilliant pitching display from Ryan Frank in their 9-0 road win over St. Charles last week. Frank was touched for just two hits, struck out 11 and walked one while pitching seven innings of shutout ball.
“Everything went well for us in this game,” coach Dave Konz said. “Ryan had a two-hit, 11 strikeout performance. We hit the ball well and our defense was perfect. You couldn’t ask for a better all around game from everyone.”
The Warriors took an early 2-0 lead in the top of the first, added runs in the second and third inning and then blew the game open in the top of the fifth when they scored four runs for an 8-0 lead. They scored one more in the top of the sixth for the nine-run total.
Halverson once again led the offensive attack, going 2 for 4 with a home run and a double, two RBI and three runs scored. Josh Lampert was 2 for 4 with a double, one RBI and one run scored. Frank was also 2 for 4 with two RBI and a run scored. Storlie was 1 for 2 with an RBI and a run scored and Brett Colsch was 1 for 4 with an RBI.