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Lake City’s Logan Thomas sets to throw a pitch during Sunday’s Classic Cannon Valley League game against Cannon Falls at Lake City. Thomas went just four innings, but the Serpents overcame a 5-3 deficit to beat the Bears 7-5. (Republican Eagle photo by Kyle Stevens)

Amateur Baseball Roundup: Serpents rally for CCVL win

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Sunday

Lake City 7, Cannon Falls 5

Cannon Falls and Lake City wrapped up the regular season on Sunday, with the Serpents coming away with a 7-5 victory thanks to a four-run seventh inning.

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Brett Gwaltney led Lake City with two RBI on a 2-for-5 afternoon. Hunter Baab also had two hits for the Serpents.

Zachary Wolfe earned the win for Lake City after taking over for the struggling Logan Thomas. Wolfe allowed four hits over three innings, while Thomas allowed four runs on four hits and a walk in the first four innings.

Michael Growette was saddled with the loss, giving up four runs (one earned) in two innings on the mound. Tyler Boyle-Hoban allowed three earned runs over six innings as the starter.

Rich Burr led the Bears with a three-hit day to go along with two RBI. Luke Winchell, Brandon Voth and Chris Nobach added two hits each in the losing effort.

Cannon Falls and Lake City will play in the CCVL playoffs, which has the four Class C teams in the league in a double-elimination tournament. The top-seeded Bears hosted Randolph on Tuesday, while the No. 3 seed Serpents took on Hampton in Miesville. The tournament championship will take place on Saturday in Hampton.

Miesville 4, Dundas 3

Miesville picked up an important Section 1B and Classic Cannon Valley League victory on Sunday, beating Dundas 4-3 at Jack Ruhr Field in Miesville.

With the bases loaded and the score tied in the bottom of the ninth inning, the Mudhens got the game-winning run in when pinch-hitter Chris Olean drew a walk, allowing Alex LaShomb to reach home. 

LaShomb helped Miesville’s offense earlier in the afternoon with a two-run home run. The Mudhens’ other run came in the first thanks to a solo homer by Matt Van Der Bosch.

Finishing with six team hits, Miesville was led by Bruchu’s 2-for-4 performance at the plate. On the mound, Eric Olson went all nine innings for the Mudhens, striking out four while allowing 10 hits and three runs. 

Three Dukes players – Pat Wadzinski, Tyler Jones and Mike Ludwig – had two hits in the loss.

Miesville wraps up its CCVL schedule Wednesday at home against Hastings before hosting Elko for a Section 1B game on Friday.

Zumbrota 14, PEM 2

Zumbrota’s offense continued to roll, scoring 14 runs on 18 hits as the Tigers beat Plainview-Elgin-Millville 14-2 in Twin Rivers League play Sunday at Zumbrota.

No other statistics were available at press time.

Bay City 10, Ellsworth 9

Bay City rallied to beat Ellsworth 10-9 in extra innings Sunday at Hortenbach Park in Bay City. 

The Bombers trailed 6-0 before Jordan Eggenberger crushed a 340-foot grand slam into left field in the bottom of the third inning. Bay City plated three more runs in the sixth to tie the game at 7-7. 

The game stayed tied until the 13th inning when the Bay City’s Dan Giese hit an RBI single and Derek Ulvenes hit a sacrifice fly to score Eric McGregor for the winning run. Justin Lance also homered for Bay City, and the Bombers’ Travis Balster robbed the Hubbers’ J.P. Paulson of a home run by snagging a deep, 350-foot fly ball in center field over the fence after a well-timed leap. 

Scott DeWyre hit a two-RBI single for Ellsworth, and teammates Brandon Voelker and Jake Betthauser also drove in runs.

Saturday

Hager City 11, Plum City 10

Hager City rallied from an 8-0 deficit to beat the Plum City Blues 11-10 Saturday at Brown Field.

The Skeeters plated five runs in their last at bats to tie the game at 9-9, then scored two more in the 10th to win the contest. Hager City outscored the Blues 9-2 in the final three innings of the ball game. 

Chandler Flynn and Bryan Early both had three hits each for the Skeeters, and Ryan Christianson drove in three runs. Both teams had 17 hits apiece. 

Hager City’s Darren Georgakas was the winning pitcher. He went six innings and struck out five batters.

– Sean Scallon contributed to this report

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