Amateur Baseball Roundup: Bears nab pair of CCVL victories
Cannon Falls 14, Hastings 4
Piling up 19 hits on Sunday, the Cannon Falls Bears scored 12 unanswered runs from the fifth inning on in a convincing 14-4 victory over at Hastings.
Taylor Pagel and Keith Meyers head had three hits for Cannon Falls, with Pagel notching four RBI and a pair of runs and Meyers with two RBI and a run scored. Nate Otto had two hits and three runs, and Tyler Boyle-Hoban was 2-for-2 with a pair of runs.
In total, 10 different Bears had hits, with seven finishing the game with two or more knocks.
On the hill, Meyers was the winning pitcher, striking out six to go with 10 hits, two runs and a walk allowed.
Andrew Flack was Hastings’ top hitter, going 4-for-5 with a run and an RBI. Spencer Diedrich was 3-for-4 with a run and an RBI, and Austin LaDoux was 3-for-4 with a double.
Cannon Falls took on Miesville Tuesday night, and will be back at home today against Dundas.
Cannon Falls 2, Randolph 1
Thanks to a Randolph fielding error in the bottom of the eighth inning, Cannon Falls’ Nate Otto was able to score the game-winning run in a 2-1 Bears victory over the Railcats on Independence Day at John Burch Park in Cannon Falls.
In a game where both teams struggled to get hits, Otto had three of Cannon Falls’ four hits, including a double. The Bears’ other hit belonged to Zeke Williams with a single in the fourth.
In the first inning, Cannon Falls got on the board when Cory Hedeen reached home on a sacrifice fly by Brandon Voth.
Randolph’s lone run came in the top of the eighth thanks to an RBI single by Paul Weidner that scored Austin Moorhouse from second base. The Railcats had five hits total by five different players.
Hedeen started the game on the mound for Cannon Falls, allowing one hit and one walk with five strikeouts in four innings. Jared Woodward spelled Hedeen and came up with the win after giving up one run and four hits with three strikeouts in four innings. Keith Meyers got the save after a perfect ninth inning.
Rick Wagner went all eight innings for Randolph in the loss.