Prep Baseball: Bases-loaded walk gives Melrose win over NLS
MELROSE -- Tanner Klaphake walked with the bases loaded and two outs in the bottom of the seventh, forcing home the winning run as Melrose nipped New London-Spicer 2-1 in West Central North baseball on Tuesday.
New London-Spicer's Shawn Hatlestad and Melrose's Jordan Moscho were locked in a scoreless duel through five innings that took only 50 minutes to play. Melrose (8-8, 10-10) then scored an unearned run in the sixth inning to take a 1-0 lead.
The Wildcats (5-10, 7-11) tied the game in the top of the seventh. Brandon Lang doubled with one out and an error put runners on first and third. Tyler Thunstedt then singled to score Lang before Moscho enticed a double play to escape further trouble.
In the bottom of the seventh, an infield error and a walk put two Melrose runners aboard. With two outs, Hatlestad, who had walked only two batters in the previous six innings, walked his second of the inning to load the bases. Klaphake then followed by drawing another free pass to end the game.
Hatlestad allowed only four hits, while walking five and striking out three.
Moscho tossed a five-hitter, while walking one and striking out four.
Melrose 2, NLS 1
NLS (5-10, 7-11) 000 000 1--1 5 2
Melrose (8-8, 10-10) 000 001 1--2 4 1
HITTING - NLS: Luke Peterson 1-for-3; Brandon Lang 1-for-2, 2b; Andrew Clancy 1-for-3; Tyler Thunstedt 1-for-2, rbi; Austin Cucka 1-for-2 ... Melrose: Tanner Klaphake 1-for-3, rbi; Carter Sawyer 1-for-2; Cody Eickers 1-for-2; Jordan Moscho 1-for-3
PITCHING (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) -- NLS: Shawn Hatlestad (L) 6Xc-4-2-1-5-3 ... Melrose: Jordan Moscho (W) 7-5-1-1-4
Osakis 15, BBE 2
Bob Anderson tripled and drove in three runs to lead Osakis. Adam Saddlemeyer went the distance, allowing two runs on four hits. He struck out nine and walked three.
Brandon Roelike had two hits to pace the Jaguars (7-11), who begin postseason play Friday at Upsala.
Osakis (14-2) 107 25 -- 15 8 1
BBE (7-11) 100 01 -- 2 4 8
HITTING - Osakis: Bob Anderson 2-for-5, 3b, 3 rbi; John Hetland 2-for-4, 2b, 2 rbi ... BBE: Kevin Kuefler 1-for-2; Brandon Roelike 2-for-3; Brandon DeKok 1-for-3
PITCHING (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) -- Osakis: Adam Saddlemeyer (W) 5-4-2-2-3-9 ... BBE: Brady Koehler (L) 3Zc-4-6-4-5-1; Darren Wander 1Zc-3-4-2-3-1; Brandon DeKok Xc-1-5-2-2-0; Brady Weller Xc-0-0-0-0-1
Minnewaska 15, Milaca 4
Shane Bosek battered Wolves pitching for four extra-base hits and seven RBI.
Bosek reached on an error in the first inning, then smacked a three-run triple in a five-run Minnewaska second, an RBI double in the fourth, an RBI triple in the sixth and a two-run triple in the seventh. He scored five runs.
Trenton Berg, who was 2-for-4 and scored three runs, pitched a complete game 10-hitter with one walk and three strikeouts.
Waska (10-9) 150 303 3 --15 16 4
Milaca (1-17) 300 010 0 -- 4 10 2
HITTING - Minnewaska: Shane Bosek 4-for-5, 5 runs, 7 rbi, 3 3b's, 2b; Trenton Berg 2-for-4, 3 runs, Mike Nielsen 2-for-3, 2 runs, 3 rbi; Cory Holten 2-for-4, Taylor Kollman 2-for-4, 2b, 2 rbi; Aaron Giese 1-for-3, 2b; Andrew Amundson 1-for-2, Dustin Helmick 2-for-4 ... Milaca: Josh McClouth 3-for-4, Cole McGraw 2-for-4, Corey Polsfuss 2-for-4
PITCHING (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) -- Minnewaska: Trenton Berg (W) 7-10-4-3-1-3 ... Milaca: Tyler Norrgard (L) 5-13-12-10-3-7, J.T. Johnson 2-3-3-3-2-0
Wright County Litchfield 11, M-W 7
Nick Buschette, Eric Hulterstrum and Aaron Valiant had three hits apiece to ignite the Litchfield offense. Hulterstrum knocked in four runs while Buschette and Valiant both scored twice, as did Kenny Peterson.
Litch (10-6, 11-6) 131 230 1 --11 12 4
M-W (7-7, 7-9) 002 011 3 -- 7 9 3
HITTING - Litchfield: Nick Buschette 3-for-4, 2 runs, 2 rbi; Eric Hulterstrum 3-for-4, 4 rbi; Aaron Valiant 3-for-5, 2 runs, rbi; Kenny Peterson 2-for-2, 2 runs; Tyler Kielty 1-for-3, rbi ... Mound-Westonka: Brown 2-for-4, 2b, rbi; Kern 2-for-4, 2b; Hebig 2-for-3, 2 runs, rbi
PITCHING (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) -- Litchfield: Brady Smith (W) 4-4-3-1-3-3, Tyler Kielty (S) 3-5-4-1-0-0 ... Mound-Westonka: Nobbe (L) 2 innings