Warrior baseball team finishes out the regular season with two wins, play-offs begin May 29

Ryan Frank made a successful head-first slide into third base, as two Dover-Eyota players tried to find the ball and put the tag on the Warrior baserunner. Photo by Zach Thomas

By Charlie Warner
Argus Editor

The Caledonia/Spring Grove baseball team finished out the regular season with two more wins, improving their season record to 13-6.

On May 21 the Warriors hosted Dover-Eyota and sent the Eagles packing with a 17-5 loss.

On May 22, the Warriors traveled to Wabasha and topped Wabasha-Kellogg 6-2.

The Warriors were seeded number four in the Section 1AA East Sub-section. They will host number 5 seed St. Charles at home on Tuesday May 29 at 5 p.m.

Houston Halverson beat the throw to first and was called safe, as the D-E first baseman stretched for the throw. Photo by Zach Thomas

Warriors 17, D-E 5

The Warriors spent last Monday bashing the ball, as they jacked out two home runs, including a grand slam by Austin Goergen and a three-run homer by Brett Colsch. The Warriors had 13 hits in the game.

The Warriors took the lead in the first inning when they scored once in the bottom of the first. But D-E countered with four runs in the top of the second for a 4-1 lead.

The Eagles’ lead was short-lived, however, as C/SG scored four in the bottom of the second and two more in the bottom of the third for a 7-4 lead.

D-E scored one more in the top of the fourth. The Warriors put the game away in the bottom of the frame, as they plated 10 runs for a 17-5 lead. The game was called after the top of the fifth due to the 10-run rule.

Goergen led the Warrior offensive attack with a grand slam and a single in four trips to the plate. He scored twice and had four RBI. Houston Halverson went 2 for 3 with a double, three RBI and two runs scored. Travis Frank was 2 for 4 with two RBI and one run scored. Matt Petersen went 2 for 4 with three runs scored. Colsch was 1 for 3 with a home run, three RBI and two runs scored. Josh Lampert was 1 for 2 with two runs scored. Ryan Eppen was 1 for 3 with a double and two runs scored. Blaine Storlie was 1 for 3 with two RBI and two runs scored. Ryan Frank was 1 for 2 with a run scored.

Petersen was on the mound for the Warriors and gave up five runs and four hits, he walked five and struck out three in five innings pitched.

Warriors 6, W-K 2

The Warriors finished out the regular season with a road win over Wabasha-Kellogg May 22.

Following two scoreless innings, the Warriors got on the score board in the top of the third when they scored five runs. They padded their lead in the top of the sixth with one more run and took a 6-0 lead into the bottom of the seventh. W-K scored two in that inning, but it was too little too late, as the Warriors prevailed with a 6-2 win.

Eppen led the Warriors going 2 for 4 with one RBI and a run scored. Goergen was 1 for 3 with a double, an RBI and a run scored. Halverson was 1 for 3 with a double, and two runs scored. Petersen was 1 for 3, Lampert was 1 for 3 with an RBI and Zach Kasten was 1 for 4 with a run scored.

Ryan Frank went the distance for the Warriors. He gave up two runs on four hits, walked four and struck out six.

You can contact Charlie Warner at charlie.warner@ecm-inc.com

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