Baseball: Bombers win late against TritonCannon Falls got a 5-4 win from a Matt Hernke double Tuesday against Triton in Cannon Falls.
By: R-E Sports Staff, The Republican Eagle
Cannon Falls got a 5-4 win from a Matt Hernke double Tuesday against Triton in Cannon Falls.
Hernke drove a pitch to the deepest part of John Burch Park in the bottom of the sixth to score Hunter Blakeslee from second base to give the Bombers (6-2, 5-1 HVL) the win. Tanner Jackson led off the inning with a pinch hit single and Blakeslee came on to run for Jackson. Blakeslee stole second to get into scoring position and Hernke’s blast did the rest.
Hernke finished 2-for-3 with two doubles and an RBI. Cedric Dicke drove in three runs and finished 2-for-2 while Trevor Sullivan went 2-for-2 with three runs. Braxton Lindow, who returned to for his first game of the season after tearing his anterior cruciate ligament during the football season, went 1-for-3.
Cannon Falls took a 2-0 lead after the first inning and led 3-1 after the third inning.
The Cobras tied the game with a two-run sixth inning before the Bombers scored the go-ahead run in the bottom half.
Michael Growette threw six innings for Cannon Falls and allowed four runs on six hits, walked one and struck out seven.
The Bombers face Pine Island Monday in Cannon Falls.