Amateur Baseball Roundup: Bears hang on to beat Mudhens
Cannon Falls 4, Miesville 3
Using a two-run fifth inning to go up 4-3 on Miesville, Cannon Falls was able to hold onto that lead the rest of the way for a Classic Cannon Valley League victory Sunday at John Burch Park.
Nate Otto opened the bottom of the fifth with a single, and Brandon Voth reached base after getting hit by a pitch. Then a single by Ryan Brintnall drove in both Otto and Voth to give the Bears the lead for good. Brintnall finished the game 2-for-3 with three RBI.
Otto was 3-for-4 with two runs and an RBI, and Voth went 2-for-3 with a run scored. Coming in to relieve starter Jared Woodward in the fifth inning, Cory Hedeen got the win for Cannon Falls after allowing just one run on four hits and no walks in five innings.
The Mudhens collected 10 hits, with David Olson and Brad Beskau each knocking two hits apiece. Spencer Merle, Olson and Aaron Stein each scored in the loss. Andrew Yetzer went the distance for Miesville, striking out three while giving up four runs, nine hits and two walks in the loss.
Cannon Falls travels to River Falls today before hosting Randolph for a CCVL game on Friday. Miesville plays host to Hampton today and Red Wing on Friday.
Dundas 16, Lake City 1
Lake City stayed within striking distance with Dundas, trailing 3-1 after five innings. Then 13 runs and six hits later, the Dukes blew away the Serpents for a 16-1 Classic Cannon Valley League victory in seven innings Sunday in Lake City.
Nate Van Roekel had a two-run home run in the 13-run seventh inning, finishing the game with three runs and two RBI. Carson Jones and Pat Wadzinski each had two hits for Dundas, with Jones scoring a pair of runs in the victory. Nine of the Dukes’ 11 batters in the game collected a hit. On the hill, Dylan Gausman got the win after holding Lake City to four hits and an unearned run in seven innings.
Four different Lake City players – Brett Gwaltney, Frank Labrusciano, Matt Miller and Logan Thomas – had hits in the loss. Austin Baab scored the team’s lone run in the second inning on a single by Thomas.
The Serpents are off until July 9 when they head to Miesville for a league game.