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State Class A baseball: MACCRAY beats New Ulm Cathedral for fifth place

The Wolverines earn a walk-off win in the consolation championship in St. Cloud.

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ST. CLOUD — Brooks Asche’s RBI single on a 1-1 count brought home the winning run in the bottom of the seventh inning at the MACCRAY baseball tournament beat New Ulm Cathedral 8-7 late Wednesday at Joe Faber Field.

The hit enabled MACCRAY to clinch the Class A state baseball consolation championship.

Gavin Husman, Isaac Strommer, Dreyer Homan and Joe Heidecker all had two hits for the Wolverines.

MACCRAY (17-7) had 10 hits, eight walks and a hit-by-pitch. New Ulm Cathedral (23-5) had seven hits and drew 13 walks.

New Ulm Cathedral advanced by beating South Ridge of Culver 8-4 at Bob Cross Field in Sauk Rapids.

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MACCRAY 8, New Ulm Cathedral 7

NUC                 104   020   0-7   4   1
MACCRAY      320   002   1-8   10   2
Hitting - NUC: Isaiah Rieser 0-2 r bb sac, Jake Finstad 0-2 bb-2, Sam Knowles 0-2 bb-2, Justin Berg 1-2 r-2 rbi bb-2, Carter Haala 0-2 r bb-2, Levi Franta 0-1 r-2 bb-2 sac, Brody Kirschstein 2-4 r rbi-3 2b sb, Thomas Finstad 1-2 bb sb … MACCRAY: Gavin Husman 2-4 r-3 sb-2, Isaac Strommer 2-3 r-2 rbi bb-2, Dreyer Homan 2-3 rbi-2 bb-2 2b-2, Brooks Asche 1-4 rbi-2 hbp, Xavier Noble 1-3 r rbi bb, Joe Heidecker 2-3 rbi bb, Grayson Ahrenholz 0-3 r bb, Ethan Strommer 0-3 r bb sac, Wyatt Swenson 0-0 r
Pitching (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) - NUC: Franta 2-5-5-5-2-2, Berg 2.1-1-0-0-1-2, Jake Finstad (L) 2.1-3-3-3-4-3, Knowles 0-1-0-0-1-0 … MACCRAY: Jase Dirksen 0-0-1-1-4-0, Homan 2.2-1-2-2-4-2, Heidecker (W) 4.1-3-4-2-7-2

MACCRAY 5, B-H/V 1

MACCRAY plated four runs in the top of the first inning and got a nice performance on the mound from Dreyer Homan to beat Bertha-Hewitt/Verndale in consolation semifinals at Bob Cross Field in Sauk Rapids.

Homan pitched 6-1/3 innings to get the win, striking out nine and walking no one. He allowed two hits and no runs.

MACCRAY    400   000   1-5   6   2
B-H/V            000   000   1-1   2   3
Hitting - MACCRAY: Gavin Husman 0-3 r bb, Isaac Strommer 1-4 r-2 sb-2, Dreyer Homan 1-3 rbi-2 2b hbp, Brooks Asche 1-4 r sb, Xavier Noble 1-3 rbi-3 bb sb-2, Joe Heidecker 1-3 hbp sb-2, Ethan Strommer 1-3, Wyatt Swenson 0-0 r … B-H/V: Kobe Hinzmann 1-3, Kole Weishalla 0-3 sb, Shawn Schmitz 1-2 r bb, Connor Schmitz 0-2 rbi sf, Torii Hagen 0-2 bb
Pitching (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) - MACCRAY: Homan (W) 6.1-2-0-0-0-9, Jace Dirksen 0.2-0-1-1-2-0 … B-H/V: S. Schmitz (L) 0-2-4-4-1-0, Hinzmann 7-4-1-1-1-2

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