Amateur Baseball: Hastings edges Cannon Falls in 12 innings
After 12 innings on Sunday, Hastings, thanks to an RBI double by Deryk Marks, finally put away Cannon Falls for a 2-1 Classic Cannon Valley League victory at John Burch Park in Cannon Falls.
The home Bears got on the board first in the bottom of the fifth after Rich Burr scored on an error. Offense was hard to come by for Cannon Falls as the team collected just three hits.
The Hawks’ first run came in the eighth as Marks came home on a groundout by Andrew Flack. Marks finished 2-for-6 with a double, a run scored and an RBI, and had nine strikeouts on the mound for a complete-game victory. Jordy Horsch led Hastings with three hits and a run scored.
Cory Hedeen started the game for Cannon Falls, striking out five and allowing seven hits and no walks in eight innings. Jared Woodward got the loss after giving up four hits, one walk and one run in four innings of work.
The Bears (3-1, 1-1 CCVL) head to Elko on Friday.
Cannon Falls 6, Zumbrota 5
With a single to center field, Cannon Falls’ Cory Hedeen helped the fans at John Burch Park leave happy on Friday with a walk-off single that scored Zeke Williams to put the Bears past Zumbrota, 6-5.
Hedeen and Brandon Voth were the Bears’ top performers at the plate Friday, finishing with two hits apiece. Nate Otto and Chris Nobach each came up with a hit apiece , with Otto driving in a pair of runs in the victory.
On the mound, Keith Meyers threw six innings of relief, getting the win after striking out 12 and holding the Tigers to no hits and a pair of walks.
Thanks in large part to Cannon Falls errors, Zumbrota scored four of its runs in the third inning. The Tigers had five different players collect the team’s five hits, with Sean Wingfield going 1-for-2 with a run scored and an RBI. Zach Vanostrand was charged with the loss after pitching 1 1/3 innings of relief.