Amateur Baseball: Granite Falls still alive in 9C
ORTONVILLE -- Error-prone Granite Falls won on Saturday but lost Sunday in the Region 9C amateur baseball tournament. Despite seven errors, the Kilowatts triumphed over Morris on Saturday 11-5. But on Sunday, at Ortonville, six errors and a lack ...
ORTONVILLE -- Error-prone Granite Falls won on Saturday but lost Sunday in the Region 9C amateur baseball tournament.
Despite seven errors, the Kilowatts triumphed over Morris on Saturday 11-5. But on Sunday, at Ortonville, six errors and a lack of hitting in the clutch led to a 7-2 loss to the host team.
Kilowatts manager Mike Richter said the most likley scenario now is that his team will meet the Wheaton/Milroy loser at 4:30 p.m. on Saturday, in Milroy.
"The weather was certainly a factor on Saturday," said Richter. "It misted all day. (Mike) Adelman (Morris's drafted pitcher from Clinton) struggled with his control and we had some mishaps in the field."
As far as Sunday's miscues, Richter thought it might have been a combination of the team's youth and the distraction of repeated failures to bring home runners in scoring position inning after inning.
Ortonville 7, Granite Falls 2
The Kilowatts took a 1-0 lead into the bottom of the fourth, but the rest of the way Ortonville would dominate the scoreboard.
Nate Hebrink, draftee from Raymond, allowed seven hits through 6Zc innings, but only one of the six runs off him was earned.
James Gallagher had three of the Kilowatt's six hits. Chad Listul drove in both Granite Falls runs with RBI singles in both the fourth and fifth innings.
Ortonville 000 014 110 -- 7 8 0
Granite Falls 000 110 000 -- 2 6 6
HITTING - Ortonville: Curt Schalke 1-for-3, 2 rbi; Chris Doney 1-for-4; Joe Fuller 1-for-3; Chris Fellows 2-for-5; Derrick Rieck 1-for-3; Riley Sammon 1-for-2, rbi ... Granite Falls: James Gallagher 3-for-4; Craig Listul 1-for-5; Chad Listul 2-for-2, 2 rbi
PITCHING (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) -- Ortonville: Joe Fuller (W) 9-6-2-2-6-8 ... Granite Falls: Nate Hebrink (L) 6Zc-7-6-1-3-2, Cody Fruin 2Xc-1-1-0-1-1
Granite Falls 11, Morris 5
(At Morris) -- The tournament started poorly for the Kilowatts when veteran right-hander Curt Kvam had to leave the game after facing only one batter with a nagging shoulder injury that limited his time this season and kept him out all of 2006.
Jeremy Wieland took over with one out in the first and pitched a stout game in the rain, walking one while scattering nine hits for the win.
It was 4-4 after six when Granite Falls got to Adelman for three singles and four walks before Andy Lembcke relieved in a six-run Kilowatt inning.
Craig Listul went 3-for-5 for Granite Falls.
Granite Falls 202 000 601 -- 11 10 7
Morris 002 002 000 -- 5 9 1
HITTING - Granite Falls: James Gallagher 1-for-3; Mike Tanhoff 1-for-4; Craig Listul 3-for-5, rbi; Mike Hinde 1-for-4; Chad Listul 1-for-4, 2 rbi; Brandon Bjelland 1-for-4; Jeremy Wieland 1-for-5, 2 rbi ... Morris: Adam Torkelson 2-for-5, Ross Haugen 1-for-5; Kirby Marquart 1-for-4, rbi; Cory Marquart 1-for-4; Mike Adelman 1-for-3, 2 rbi; John Lembcke 1-for-4; Chase Rambow 2-for-4
PITCHING (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) -- Granite Falls: Curt Kvam Zc-0-0-0-0-1, Jeremy Wieland (W) 8Xc-9-5-2-1-4- ... Morris: Mike Adelman (L) 7-8-6-6-5-6, Andy Lembcke 2-2-1-1-2-1
Statistics were not reported to the Tribune at press time.
Elrosa will face Lake Henry at 2:30 p.m. Saturday in the loser's bracket. Starbuck and New London-Spicer were eliminated Sunday.
Spring Hill 8, Starbuck 1
St. Martin 12, Lake Henry 1
Elrosa 6, New London-Spicer 4