Warriors pick up two more TRC wins

Warrior first baseman Ryan Eppen stretched for the throw, as the Chatfield baserunner attempted to beat out a hit. Photo by Zach Thomas

By Charlie Warner
Argus Editor

The Caledonia/Spring Grove baseball team picked up two wins and lost one game to improve their season record to 10-6. The Warriors topped Chatfield 3-0 on May 7, lost to Plainview-Elgin-Millville 10-2 on May 8 and then topped Fillmore-Central/Lanesboro 10-1 on May 11.

Warriors 3, Chatfield 0

The Warriors hosted Chatfield last Monday and took control of the game from the outset. They scored two runs in the bottom of the first and another in the bottom of the fourth. That was all they needed, as Ryan Frank had another good performance on the mound.

Frank scattered six Chatfield hits over seven innings, struck out six and walked one.

“Ryan continued to throw well for us again and we finally got some of our hits to find an opening,” coach Dave Konz said. “The boys played very heads up baseball today and handled many difficult situations flawlessly.”

Ryan Eppen went 2 for 3 with a double and run scored, Matt Petersen had two hits in three trips to the plate and scored a run, Blaine Storlie was 1 for 2 with a double and an RBI, Josh Lampert was 1 for 3 with a run scored, Travis Frank was 1 for 3 and Austin Goergen didn’t get a hit but did drive in one run.

Matt Petersen scored from third base on a passed ball in the win over Chatfield last week. Alex Goergen looked on. Photo by Zach Thomas

PEM 10, Warriors 2

“It was a rough day all around.  It was raining for the majority of the game and we committed too many errors in the field.  One thing just lead to another and we couldn’t put a lid on it.”

That’s the way Coach Konz summed up the 10-2 loss to PEM on May 8.

The visiting Warriors scored a run in the top of the first inning, but that lead was short lived, as the Bulldogs answered with three runs in the bottom of the frame.

PEM scored two more in the fourth, three in the fifth and two more in the sixth for their 10-run total. The Warriors scored their second run of the game in the top of the fifth.

While the Warriors had seven hits, they just couldn’t get them at the right times. Petersen was 3 for 4 and scored both Warrior runs. Others getting hits for C/SG were Eppen with a double, Lampert, Goergen and Storlie.

Brandon Vonderhoe pitched the first four innings and gave up five runs on five hits. He walked four and struck out one. Storlie pitched the last two innings and gave up five runs on six hits, walked six and struck out two.

Warriors 10, FC/L 1

After falling behind 1-0, the home-standing Warriors scored three in the bottom of the third, three in the fifth and four more in the bottom of the sixth for the 10-1 win.

“Matt Petersen pitched well for his first time on the mound in three weeks,” Konz noted. “Matt was held out of pitching after having soreness in his elbow.”

Petersen held the Falcons hitless in the five innings he pitched. He gave up one run, walked four the struck out six. Ryan Frank pitched the last two innings, didn’t give up a run, was touched for one Falcon hit, which was their only hit of the game, and struck out three.

Eppen led the Warrior bats going 2 for 4 with a double, a home run, four RBI and two runs scored. Goergen was 2 for 3 with a double, two runs scored and an RBI, Petersen was 2 for 3 with a run scored, Lampert was 2 for 3 with two runs scored and an RBI, Storlie was 2 for 4 with an RBI and Travis Frank was 1 for 2 with an RBI and a run scored.

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