Class C Roundup Friday (Faribault): Denk, Divinski pitch St. Patrick to 5-1 win over Urbank

By Pat Beck

ScoreMonster Contributor

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Photos via Justin Braun Photography

St. Patrick pitchers Collin Denk and Trevor Divinski combined on a three-hitter as the Irish defeated the Urbank Bombers 5-1 in the second round of the Class C state tournament Friday at Bell Field in Faribault.

Denk started and lasted seven innings in picking up the win. He allowed one run in three hits, one walk and nine strikeouts.

Divinski pitched the last two innings with no runs on no hilts, one walk and three strikeouts.

St. Patrick took a 1-0 lead in the third inning when Kal Brohmer and Jack Friedges reached on back-to-back errors by the shortstop. Brohmer and Friedges moved up to second and third on a double steal, and Brohmer scored on a wild pitch.

The irish upped their lead to 3-0 with two runs in the fourth. Kyle Rhodus reached on an error and scored on a double by Ben Taxdahl. Taxdahl went to third on a passed ball and scored on an infield hit by Jack Taxdahl.

Urbank got on the scoreboard in the seventh inning. Alex Koep reached on an infield hit and went to second on a a throwing error to first. Austen Hadley reached on an error. Jack Thoennes drove in Koep on a ground out to cut the lead to 3-1.

The Irish increased their lead to 5-1 with two runs in the bottom of the seventh. Bohmer walked. Friedges hit a bloop single to right and Seth Ambrose drove in Bohmer and Friedges with a double to the fence in left center.

Ambroz finished 2-for-4 with a double and two RBIs. Six others had a hit each.

Koep led the Bombers in hitting and pitching. He batted 2-for-3 with a run scored. He pitched the first six innings, allowing three runs (one earned) on six hits, one walk and 12 strikeouts.

Drew Johnson pitched the seventh inning, giving up two runs on two hits, two walks and two strikeouts.

Hunter Haggenmiller threw the eighth inning with no runs on no hits, one walk and one strikeout.

St. Patrick next faces the winner of Avon and St. Martin at 4:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 3 at Dundas.

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