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Prep Baseball: Jergenson's 1-hitter lifts Morris/CA past Melrose

MORRIS — Bryce Jergenson turned in a superlative performance, allowing just one hit and striking out seven as the Morris/Chokio-Alberta baseball team blanked Melrose 6-0 on Tuesday.

Jergenson worked all seven innings, allowing only Austin Shoenberg’s single to left in the third inning.

Jergenson worked out a bases-loaded jam in that inning to preserve his shutout.

Jergenson was tough at the plate, too, with two hits and he also scored three runs. Noah Grove doubled twice, drove in two runs and scored twice, and Corey Storck also had a pair of hits.

Nate Anderson doubled in two runs and Gage Backman also drove in a run.

The Tigers are 1-1 in the West Central Conference and 2-1 overall. They play Sauk Centre on Thursday at 5 p.m., then take on Pelican Rapids in the second game of the four-team Morris/CA tournament at 7:30 p.m. Friday.

MACCRAY and Breckenridge play Friday’s 5 p.m. game, and the four teams play against Saturday.

Morris/CA 6, Melrose 0

Melrose               000 000 0  — 0 1 2   

Morris/CA           230 100 x  — 6 8 0

HITTING – Melrose: Austin Schoenberg 1-3 … Morris/Chokio-Alberta: Bryce Jergenson 2-4 2b r-3, Noah Grove 2-3 2b-2 rbi-2 r-2, Corey Storck 2-2 rbi r, Nate Anderson 1-2 2b rbi-2, Gage Backman 1-3 rbi

PITCHING (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) — Melrose: Ben Klaphake (L) 1.2-5-5-5-3-3, Tyler Braegelman 4.1-3-1-0-0-2 … Morris/Chokio-Alberta: Jergenson (W) 7-1-0-0-3-7