Hanska Defeats A Flat Tiger Team
In a game that was originally scheduled for Friday night, but was moved to Sunday afternoon due to the Riverside Days Legion Baseball Tournament, Hanska defeated Springfield, 5-2.
The Tigers had base runners in all but two innings during the course of the game, but again struggled to get key hits to bring the runners around to score. Brandon Wilhelmi took the hill for Springfield and pitched well. The Hanska offense did something the Tigers have had a tough time doing, bunch hits together. All but one of their nine hits came in innings in which the Lakers scored runs.
Hanska started their scoring in the top of the third inning, getting three hits and taking advantage of a Springfield error to plate two runs. The Lakers extended their lead to 3-0 in the fifth when they put together four straight singles. The Tigers got on the board in the bottom of the sixth when Ryan Sturm smashed a triple to deep center field. Sturm scored on a wild pitch, making it, 3-1.
Hanska took advantage of two, two-out walks followed by a triple to bring the score to 5-1. Springfield got within three runs in the bottom of the ninth when Andy Moritz and Marty Brandl hit back-to-back singles. A ground-out by Kyle Kraska drove in Moritz, making the final 5-2.
The Tigers were looking forward to getting back on the field after the
disappointing loss and they didn't have to wait long. A match-up with the
New Ulm Brewers would follow at 7pm.
|R. Sturm, 1B||4||1||2||0||0||2|
|C. Sturm, LF||4||0||1||0||0||1|
|Wilhelmi (L, 1-3)||9||9||5||5||3||9|