Amateur Baseball: Randolph holds off Cannon Falls in playoff championshipCannon Falls set up a rematch with Randolph for the league playoffs title but needed to win twice in order to claim the crown.
By: R-E Sports Staff, The Republican Eagle
Cannon Falls set up a rematch with Randolph for the league playoffs title but needed to win twice in order to claim the crown.
The Bears got halfway there with a 6-1 victory Friday over the Railcats, but fell 4-2 in the championship game Saturday in Cannon Falls.
Zeke Williams went 3-for-4 with two RBI Friday in the 6-1 victory and Ryan Brintnall went 2-for-4 with two runs and an RBI.
Cory Hedeen threw six scoreless innings and allowed just five hits in his start for the Bears. Hedeen walked one and struck out three.
Cannon Falls used a four-run second inning to grab an early lead and added single runs in the fourth and seventh innings.
The only run Randolph scored came in the seventh. The Railcats had seven hits in the game with Jason Gergen leading the team with a 2-for-4 performance. Tom Gergen went 2-for-4 and Paul Weidner scored the run.
The Bears couldn’t string together enough hits Saturday in a 4-2 loss to Randolph in the championship game.
The Railcats jumped out to a 3-0 lead in the second inning and held on to that lead despite Cannon Falls cutting the lead to 3-2 in the sixth inning.
Randolph tacked on an insurance run in the seventh and finished with 11 hits. Nick McIntee led the Railcats with a 3-for-4 game while Jason Gergen and Weidner each had two hits. Scott Otte, Sean Serres, Phil Otto and T.J. Nordling all drove in runs.
McIntee got the victory on the mound after eight innings of work. McIntee allowed two runs on six hits, walked six and struck out four.
Brandon Voth hit a solo home run for Cannon Falls in the sixth and Chris Trelstad scored a run. Rich Burr finished 2-for-5 and Josh Harrison went 2-for-4.
Aaron Stein threw five innings and gave up three runs on seven hits. Stein walked one and struck out two.
The Bears will face Wells Saturday in Waterville.