Morris repels late Paynesville rally
PAYNESVILLE -- Morris held off a five-run Paynesville rally to hand the Bulldogs a 9-8 loss in West Central South Conference baseball action Tuesday.
The Bulldogs (13-3, 14-4) trailed 9-3 entering the bottom of the seventh and scored three runs on a home run by Nathan Nietfeld.
The Tigers (9-6, 10-9) took a 2-0 lead on a two-run homer from Chris Boettcher to left field and scored another run later for a 3-0 lead. Paynesville tied the game with three runs in the third.
Boettcher hit another two-run homer in the sixth inning and finished with four RBI. Eric Riley slugged a solo homer in the fifth.
Nate Gades and Darrick Henrichs had two hits each, including a double, for the Tigers.
Casey Hess and Shane Kampsen singled for the Bulldogs.
Morris 9, Paynesville 8
Morris 300 042 0 -- 9 13 4
Paynesville 003 000 5 -- 8 4 1
HITTING - Morris: Chris Boettcher 3-for-4, 2 2-run HR's, 3 runs, 4 rbi; Nate Gades 2-for-4, 2b, 2 rbi; Darrick Henrichs 2-for-4, 2b; Eric Riley 1-for-2, HR, rbi; Tyler Hansen 1-for-3, 2b, 2 runs ... Paynesville: Casey Hess 1-for-4, 2 runs; Shane Kampsen 1-for-2; Nathan Nietfeld 2-for-3, 3-run HR, 4 rbi
PITCHING (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) -- Morris: Eric Riley (W) 6Zc-4-8-0-7-7; Tyler Hansen (S) Xc-0-0-0-0-1 ... Paynesville: Jon Kerzman (L) 5-10-8-8-1-1; Jordan Lieser 1-1-1-1-0-1; Jason Kampsen 1-0-0-0-0-2