Lamberton Pulls It Out In The Ninth
With the Springfield High School baseball team ending their season over the weekend, the dugout was full for the home team as they met Lamberton in a Memorial Day matinee. Springfield led for most of the game, but the Long Sox made the Tigers pay for a couple errors, plating three runs in the final two innings to remain unbeaten in the Tomahawk East.
Jake Miesen took the hill for Springfield. He gave up a homer to Colby Pack to start the ballgame and give Lamberton a 1-0 lead. Following the home run, he settled in to scatter just four hits through the eighth inning.
Brady Schwab begin the bottom half of the first with a shot to deep right-center field. He pulled into third base with a triple. Alex Frank tied the game at one with a sacrifice fly to center.
Springfield showed more extra base power in their half of the second when Marc Salazar started things with a double. Christian Loomis started his amateur career giving the Tigers a 2-1 lead with an RBI double.
The Tigers pushed the score to 3-1 in the fourth when Jordan Milbrath and Ken Sather hit back-to-back singles. Loomis picked up his second RBI with a sac fly. Long Sox starter Derrick Jenniges held Springfield in check after the fourth, allowing just two hits in his final four innings of work.
A Springfield error to start the top of the eighth, followed by a walk, sacrifice bunt and ground out, pulled Lamberton within one. The Tigers got runners on at second and third with one out in the bottom of the inning, but were unable to extend their lead.
Miesen wasn't able to record an out in the top of the ninth before he was lifted for Jason Nachreiner with two on. An intentional walk set-up the force and double-play with one-out. Lamberton got a sacrifice fly to tie the game and an errant throw into the Springfield dugout allowed a second run to score, giving the Long Sox a 4-3 lead. Jacob Jenninges retired the Tigers in the bottom of the ninth to secure the win for the Long Sox.
Brady Schwab and Marc Salazar lead the Springfield offense with two hits each. Matt Baier, Jordan Milbrath, Ken Sather, and Christian Loomis all added one hit to the Tiger total. The Tigers' eight hits tied their season high. Derrick Jenniges earned the win for Lamberton, going eight innings, while striking out eleven. Jacob Jenniges picked up a save working the bottom of the ninth. Jake Miesen was tagged with a tough loss, allowing just two earned runs on six hits in eight innings of work.
The loss drops Springfield's overall record to 2-6 on the season and 1-5 in the Tomahawk East. It was the Tigers' third one-run loss on the year. Next up is an 8:30pm match-up with last year's second place finishers in the MN Class C State Tournament, the Hanska Lakers. We'll see you in Hanska!
|Schwab, SS||4||1||2||0||0||0||3B, HP|
|C. Sturm, DH||3||0||0||0||0||2||SAC|
|Loomis, 3B||3||0||1||2||0||0||2B, SAC|
|Miesen (L, 0-2)||8||6||4||2||3||4|
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