Baseball: Lake City eliminated in extra innings against La CrescentLake City’s season ended Thursday on a walk-off RBI single in the eighth inning of a 2-1 loss to La Crescent in La Crescent.
By: R-E Sports Staff, The Republican Eagle
Lake City’s season ended Thursday on a walk-off RBI single in the eighth inning of a 2-1 loss to La Crescent in La Crescent.
Both teams tallied six hits but La Crescent supplied the biggest one to get the victory.
“It was back-and-forth,” Lake City head coach Perry Iberg said. “It was a close game, well-played by both teams.”
Junior Jake Griebenow threw seven innings for the Tigers, allowing one earned run on five hits and five walks. He struck out four and three of the walks were intentional. Griebenow also went 2-for-4 with a run scored. Sophomore John Brown was 1-for-3 with an RBI.
Eric Veglahn threw all eight innings for La Crescent to pick up the win. He gave up one run on six hits and four walks while striking out seven.
“Nothing was really hit hard on him,” Iberg said. “We got some soft hits. It’s not like we squared him up but it was that way for both pitchers. They didn’t really hit our guys either.”
Jared Paul went 1-for-3 with both RBI for La Crescent, Troy Traxler was 1-for-4 with a run scored and Graham Eddy finished 2-for-3. La Crescent had six stolen bases in the victory.
Lake City (16-7, 10-2 HVL) scored its only run in the second inning and held the 1-0 lead until the fifth inning when Traxler scored a run for La Crescent.
In the eighth inning, La Crescent put runners on second and third with two outs when Traxler, a University of Minnesota recruit, stepped to the plate. The Tigers decided to intentionally walk Traxler to load the bases but Paul came through with a solid single between right and center field to end the game.
Each team had a runner thrown out at home in the game and a botched squeeze play, Iberg said.
La Crescent moves on to the Section 1AA East subsection final.