Amateur Baseball: Eagan gets by Cannon Falls
A five-run, 10-batter fifth inning gave Cannon Falls a chance to beat Eagan Wednesday night. But the Bandits responded immediately in the top of the sixth to take out the Bears, 6-5.
Keith Meyers and Cory Hedeen led off the bottom of the fifth with back-to-back walks. Brandon Voth then loaded the bases with a single.
Luke Winchell got Cannon Falls its first run with a walk that scored Meyers, followed by Ryan Brintnall’s RBI groundout to second base. Two batters later, Chris Nobach singled home two runs and the next man up, Zeke Williams, scored one more on a base hit to tie the game 5-5.
Eagan’s response was a Matt Johnson single, followed by an RBI single that eventually scored Johnson on two errors.
Four Bears took the mound Wednesday, with Billy Coakley taking the loss in two innings of relief. Coakley gave up one run on two hits and a walk to go with one strikeout. Cannon Falls starter Jared Woodward lasted four innings before being pulled. Woodward allowed seven hits and four runs while striking out four.
The Bears (4-3) will host the Jordan Brewers on Friday, then head to Randolph for a Monday afternoon contest on Memorial Day.