Duluth East hands Jacks nine a 9-6 setback
Duluth East spotted Bemidji a quick 3-0 lead, then came back to down the Jacks 9-6 at Ordean Field. The win lifted the Greyhounds to 4-1 on the year and dropped Bemidji back under the .500 mark at 2-3. They return to Section 8-3A play tomorrow ho...
Duluth East spotted Bemidji a quick 3-0 lead, then came back to down the Jacks 9-6 at Ordean Field.
The win lifted the Greyhounds to 4-1 on the year and dropped Bemidji back under the .500 mark at 2-3.
They return to Section 8-3A play tomorrow hosting Detroit Lakes in a 4:30 contest at BSU.
That will be their fifth game in seven days.
Coach Mike Fogelson dipped to his No. 4 starter at East and East found Tom Roetman's deliveries to their liking.
They sent him to cover in the second with seven runs across the plate.
Joe Andersen relieved and turned in a promising effort, allowing only two more runs in four plus innings of work, fanning eight.
Bemidji fought back to cut the deficit to 7-6 in the fifth. But the Hounds got two insurance runs in the last of the frame and made the lead stand up.
For a half inning, however, it looked like Bemidji would blow the home team into Lake Superior.
Lefty Miles Gorham opened on the mound and never survived the first frame. He walked the first two batters and Ryan Johnson's single filled the bases.
Andrew Hengel sent home one with a single to left and Andersen delivered a second with a sacrifice fly.
That was Gorham's only out. He walked the next two batters to force home a third run and left in favor of Adam Zwak.
As in Monday's game with TRF, the Jacks had a chance to blow the game open. But Zwak fanned the two batters he faced to end matters.
The lead quickly vanished.
Matt Kilpow doubled, Sam, Patnoe walked and Skylar Murray moved them up with a sacrifice.
Matt Chruscielski doubled both home and scored on Carlson Keuning's single.
After the Jacks went down in order in the second, East went ahead to stay.
A walk and Jake Kinney's single opened the frame and Kilpow doubled again to drive both in. Patnoe beat out an infield hit and after a force out which sent home a run, another walk ended Roetman's day.
Andersen relieved and Jake Tisak greeted him with a single to knock in the seventh run.
Andersen then settled down and blanked East the next two frames.
Bemidji wasted a chance in the third when Andersen singled and Jeff Schaper doubled with one gone. But Zwak ended that frame with a strikeout and pop up.
But in the fourth, Ryan Sullivan walked with two gone and Johnson tripled to score him. But Zwak got the final out on a ground b all to limit Bemidji to one.
But the Jacks got close in the fifth. Schaper banged out his second double with one gone and Pete Goldberg followed with another double one out later. Sam Saccoman then singled to right to plate Goldberg.
But East got those two back immediately. An opening walk and dropped throw on Kinney's sacrifice put the first two runners on. Mike Castle's single sent home a run.
Andersen then settled down to fan then next three batters but threw a wild pitch during the stretch to plate the ninth run.
Zwak retired the heart of the order 1-2-3 in the sixth. When he walked Schaper to open the seventh, he gave way to Ryan McKowski who set down three in a row to gain the save.
Bemidji had a season high nine hits with Johnson and Schaper getting two and five other players one. For Schaper and Saccoman theirs were their first of the year.
Kilpow, Chruscielski, Tisak, Keuning and Kinney all had two for the Hounds who ended with 12.
Bemidji had the only error of the game.
Matt Fossen will get the start tomorrow trying for his second win. DL swept Staples-Motley in its first two games.
The Jacks B Team won an abbreviated 8-3 decision in the second game played on the same diamond after the varsity contest and called by darkness. Simon Anderson went the route to win.
BEMIDJI (6) ab r h rbi e
Roetman p-c 3 1 1 0 0
Sullivan dh-3b 2 2 0 0 0
Clark c 0 0 0 0 0
Johnson 2b 4 1 2 1 0
Hengel ss 4 0 1 1 0
Andersen 3b-p 3 0 1 1 1
Schaper 1b 2 0 2 0 0
McCracken pr 0 1 0 0 0
McKee lf 3 0 0 1 0
Goldberg rf 4 1 1 1 0
Saccoman cf 4 0 1 1 0
Totals 29 6 9 6 1
DULUTH EAST (9) ab r h rbi e
Kilpow cf 4 2 2 2 0
Patnoe ss 3 1 1 0 0
Murray 3b 3 1 0 1 0
Chruscielski 1b 3 1 2 2 0
Tisak dh 4 0 2 1 0
Williams rf 0 0 0 0 0
Keuning c 4 0 2 1 0
McKowski rf-p 2 1 0 0 0
Koltes pr 0 1 0 0 0
Kinney 2b 2 2 2 0 0
Castle lf 3 0 1 0 0
Totals 28 9 12 7 0
2b-Kilpow 2, Chruscielski, Tisak, Kinney, Castle, Schaper 2, Goldberg; 3b-Johnson; SB-Murray; sac-Andersen, Murray, Kinney; LOB: Bemidji 9, East 8;Time: 2:20
Bemidji 300-120-0---6-- 9--1
Duluth East 340-020-x---9--12--0
Ip r er h so bb
Roetman (0-1) 1.2 7 7 6 1 2
Andersen 4.1 2 1 6 8 1
Gorham 0.1 3 3 2 0 4
Zwak (w) 5.2 3 3 7 6 2
McKowski (sv) 1.0 0 0 0 2 0