Class C roundup at Hamburg: Carver scores late-inning win over Bird Island

By Pat Beck

ScoreMonster Contributor

Better late than never.

Trailing 2-0 after seven innings, the Carver Black Sox scored two runs in the eighth and one in the ninth to edge the Bird Island Bullfrogs 3-2.

Bird Island took a 2-0 lead in the third inning on four hits. Logan Swan, Shawn Dollerschell, Colten Minkel and Aidan Elfering singled with RBIs by Dollerschell and Elfering.

Carver tied it 2-2 in the eighth with two runs. Connor Cornell led off with a single to right. Andrew Webber reached on an error. Jay Bresnahan walked to load the bases. Ben Alexander delivered a two-RBI single to right. 

Sam Warner led off the ninth with a single to right. Cole Kirchoff sacrificed bunted pinch runner Peter Benson to second, and he scored on a single to right by Connor Cornell.

Pitcher Jacob Booden picked up the win in relief of starter Andrew Weber, who went 4 1/3 innings and allowed two runs on 10 hits. Booden pitched 4 2/3 scoreless innings with two hits, one walk and seven strikeouts.

Bird Island starting pitcher Casey Lewandowski pitched six scoreless innings with one hit, one walk and one strikeout.

Caleb Ditmarson picked up the loss, allowing one hit while striking out two.

Cornell led the Black Sox in hitting, going 2-for-4.

The Bullfrogs had 12 hits including two each by Braeden Tersteeg, Trent Athman, Logan Swan, Shawn Dollerschell and Colten Minkel.

Carver faces Bluffton next Sunday at 1:30 p.m. in Chaska.

Watertown 7, Midway 3

Watertown rallied to defeat Midway 7-3 on just six hits.

Midway took a 2-0 lead in the third inning. Preston Riewer and Sam Beer led off with back-to-back walks. Zach Etter reached on a force out at second and stole second and third and scored on a sacrifice fly by Chris Baso. John Dormanen reached on an infield pop to drive in Etter.

Watertown scored five runs in the fifth inning to take a 5-2 lead. Jadrien Keavy hit a solo homer to left to make it 5-1. Four straight walks led to another run. Jake Andersly drove in a run when he was hit by a pitch.

Midway scored one run in the bottom of the fifth to cut the lead to 5-3. Zach Etter led off with a single. Dormanen singled to drive in Etter.

Watertown finished off the scoring with two runs in the eighth. Anderly walked, Keavy reached on a two-base error and Pat Tschida reached on a two-base error that scored Keavy and Anderly.

Zach Iten went 2-for-3 and Nick Trucke 2-for-4 to lead the Watertown hitters.

Dormanen paced Midway at the plate going 3-for-4 with two RBIs. Zach Etter went 2-for-4.

Zach Iten pitched three innings, allowing one run on two hits to wn in relief. 

Dormanen pitched the first 4 2/3 for Midway, allowng one run. Kolby Kiser pitched the last4 1/3 innings, gving up two runs.

Sartell 5, Hutchinson 1

Former Twins minor league pitcher David Deminsky struck out 13 and walked one in throwing a five-hitter in Sartell’s 5-1 win over Hutchinson. 

Deminsky pitched eight innings. Reliever David Kroeger pitched the ninth, allowing one run on one hit.

After a scoreless pitchers’ duel by Deminsky and Jon DeRock of Hutchinson, Sartell took a 4-0 lead in the sixth. Tim Burns led off with a double off the fence in left. Jace Otto beat out a bunt single. Cody Partch hit a sacrifice fly to drive in Burns. Adam Schellinger of Sartell beat out infield hit to drive in Jace Otto for 2-0 lead.  Jake Sweeter walked, Brian Schellinger singled to right. Andrew Deters drove in Sweeter and Brian Schellinger with a single.

Sartell uped its lead to 5-0 over Hutchinson with a run in bottom of the seventh. Tim Burns reached on a dropped third strike, went to second on passed ball, Jace Otto singled, and Cody Partch drove in Burns with a sacrifice fly.

Hutchinson got on scoreboard in bottom of ninth against Sartell. Jake Wendland doubled to center and scored on sacrifice fly by Cody Arlt. 

Jace Otto led the Muskies’ eight-hit attack with two hits.

Sartell will play in Waconia on Sunday, Aug. 29 at 4:30 p.m. versus the Wanamingo Jacks.

Spring Hill 4, Delano 3, 11 innings

In a back-and-forth game, Spring Hill edged Delano 4-3 in 11 innings Saturday at Hawk Field in Hamburg.

Spring Hill took a 1-0 lead over Delano with run in top of second inning, Regan Nelson led off with single to left, Owen Meyer doubled down left-field line, Nathan Terres singled to right to drive in Nelson.

Spring Hill upped its lead to 2-0 over Delano with run in fourth. Owen Meyer reached on hit by pitch, stole second, went to 3rd on sacrifice bunt by Nathan Terres and scored on sacrifice fly by Eric Terres.

Delano took a 3-2 lead with three runs in the fourth. Scott Benjamin doubled off the left field wall. Toby Hanson singled to left to put runners on first and third. Hanson stole second and Benjamin scored on an error. James Otto reached on an infield hit. Jeff Althoff singled in Hanson.

Spring Hill scored a run in top of the 9th to tie Delano 3-3. Austin Schoenberg lead off with a double to left. Jamie Terres singles to left to put runners on first and third. REgan Nelson drives in Schoeberg with a ground out to the shortstop.

Spring Hill took a 4-3 lead over Delano in top of 11th. Jamie Terres led off with double down left field line. Anthony Reverman singled in Terres. 

Elrose draftee Payton Vanbeck won the game in relief, pitching 3 2/3 innings of scoreless innings. Anthony Reverman pitched the first 7 1/3 innings.

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