Amateur Baseball Roundup: Serpents bounced, Bears to play for CCVL title
Hampton 6, Lake City 3
Third-seeded Lake City’s season came to an end on Thursday after losing 6-3 to second-seeded Hampton in the Classic Cannon Valley League Class C playoffs at John Burch Park in Cannon Falls.
With the loss, the Serpents end the year at 6-13 overall. No statistics were available at press time.
Cannon Falls 6, Hampton 5
The game tied at 5-5 in the bottom of the ninth, a two-out single by Taylor Pagel allowed Jamie Stay to score the winning run for top-seeded Cannon Falls in a 6-5 victory over second-seeded Hampton in the Classic Cannon Valley League Class C playoffs Wednesday at John Burch Park.
With the victory, the Bears have secured a bid in the tournament championship game, which takes place at 2 p.m. today in Hampton.
Along with the walk-off single, Pagel went 3-for-4 with a double, two RBI and a run scored. Keith Meyers had three singles and had one run and one RBI for in the Bears’ victory. Nate Otto, Brandon Voth and Cory Hedeen each collected two hits apiece as Cannon Falls collected 13 hits.
On the mound, Meyers went all nine innings, collecting 11 strikeouts while holding the Cardinals to five runs (three earned), nine hits and two walks.
Rhett Hebig went 2-for-5 with two RBI and a run scored for Hampton, and teammate David Barry was 3-for-5 with a run in the loss. On the mound, Patrick Strey was charged with the loss after three innings of relief.
Lake City 9, Randolph 2
Third-seeded Lake City fought off elimination in the Classic Cannon Valley League Class C playoffs with a 9-2 victory over fourth-seeded Randolph Wednesday at the Red Wing Athletic Field.
Statistics from the game were unavailable at press time.
Miesville 6, Hastings 0
Thanks to a dominant start by pitcher Steve Maher, Miesville easily disposed of Hastings for a 6-0 Classic Cannon Valley League victory Wednesday at Jack Ruhr Field in Miesville.
Maher struck out 16 and limited the Hawks to one hit and four walks in a complete-game victory. Jordy Horsch was the only Hastings player to get a hit in the game.
At the plate, the Mudhens got a three-hit, two-run night out of Matt Van Der Bosch, while Chuck Bruchu and Jordan Lugowski each had two hits in the victory. Anthony Winters had a double, an RBI and a run scored in the victory.
On Friday, Miesville played host to Elko in a Section 1B contest. Results were unavailable at press time. On Sunday, the Mudhens will play host to Chaseburg-Coon Valley.
Cannon Falls 14, Randolph 0
Top-seeded Cannon Falls had little trouble in the Classic Cannon Valley League Class C playoffs as the Bears won their opening-round game 14-0 in seven innings over No. 4-seeded Randolph.
Leading the offensive charge was Nate Otto, who went 2-for-3 with a two-run home run in the second inning. He also scored two runs and drove in three runs.
The Bears had two more players hit home runs, with both Luke Winchell and Rich Burr going deep in the sixth as part of an eight-run inning.
Elsewhere in the order, Keith Meyers was 2-for-4 with a double, two RBI and two runs, and Taylor Pagel was 2-for-2 with a run and an RBI. On the mound, Cory Hedeen was the victor after striking out seven and holding the Railcats to five hits and two walks in six innings.
Nick McIntee paced the Railcats by collecting two of the team’s five hits in the loss.
Hampton 7, Lake City 6
In the opening round of the Classic Cannon Valley League Class C playoffs, second-seeded Hampton was able to edge third-seeded Lake City 7-6 at Jack Ruhr Field in Miesville.
Statistics were unavailable at press time.