Legion baseball: Last-gasp effort not enoughRed Wing scored six runs in the bottom of the seventh Monday -- including five with two outs -- but the rally came up short as Post 54 lost at home to River Falls 7-6.
By: R-E Sports Staff, The Republican Eagle
Red Wing scored six runs in the bottom of the seventh Monday -- including five with two outs -- but the rally came up short as Post 54 lost at home to River Falls 7-6.
Carsten Meyer and Zach Garner each had RBI base hits that inning to open the scoring. Mike Stegora followed Garner with a two-run single and then David Goggin hit a two-run triple to pull Red Wing within one.
However, J.P. Feyereisen struck out Cole Kelly to end the game and strand the tying run on third. Red Wing coach Justin Plein said Feyereisen threw in the mid to upper 80s.
Up to that point the Red Wing offense had sputtered. Colin Pechacek started and had a no-hitter going for 5 1/3 innings. He was wild early, walking two and hitting another in the first, but settled in as the game progressed.
“We didn’t have anything close to a hit through five innings,” Plein said.
Colin McKim broke up the no-hit bid with pinch-hit double in the sixth.
“That gave us a little bit of life right there,” Plein said. “I think that led us to that seventh inning where we made that comeback.”
Justin Cunningham started and suffered the loss even though he didn’t give up an earned run. He surrendered three runs in four innings before being replaced by Marcus Plein.
Red Wing dropped to 2-2 overall. Its next game is at home Wednesday against West St. Paul.