Area baseball: La Crescent 7, Cannon Falls 2The Bombers managed to hang with a tough opponent for most of the game Saturday afternoon at home, but a rough sixth inning proved to be the difference.
By: R-E Sports Staff, The Republican Eagle
The Bombers managed to hang with a tough opponent for most of the game Saturday afternoon at home, but a rough sixth inning proved to be the difference.
La Crescent, which entered the game with a 16-2 overall record, scored five runs in the decisive sixth inning.
"We played right with them until the sixth inning," Cannon Falls coach Bucky Lindow said. "They just broke it open with some hits and walks."
Cedric Dicke took the loss for the Bombers. He entered in the fifth, relieving Tyler Boyle-Hoban, and gave up just one run to give La Crescent the lead.
Although the scoreboard doesn't show it, Lindow was impressed with how his team hit the ball.
"We hit the ball very hard, we just got the hits when there weren't people on," Lindow said.
Braxton Lindow, Dicke, Trevor Sullivan, and Aaron Nerud all had two hits apiece, while Nerud had a double and an RBI.
Cannon Falls (10-7 overall, 6-4 in the Hiawatha Valley League) plays host to Kenyon-Wanamingo for a doubleheader on Monday. The first game is slated for 4:15 p.m.