Springfield Blanks Leavenworth
Springfield starter Brandon Wilhelmi had a no-hitter through five innings as the Tigers defeated the Orioles, 6-0. The game was a make-up game that had originally been scheduled as the season opener, but was postponed due to the weather.
Neither starting pitcher surrendered a hit until the bottom of the fourth when Brent Haseleu and Brady Schwab started the inning with back-to-back singles. Haseleu came around to score on a Leavenworth error and Ryan Sturm drove in Schwab to give the Tigers a 2-0 lead. Springfield extended their lead in the sixth inning when they took advantage of another Oriole error, along with a Chris Sturm base hit to increase their lead to three.
Leavenworth threatened in the top of the seventh inning, getting the bases loaded with the aid of a couple Tiger errors, but they were unable to get on the board. Springfield added some insurance in the bottom of the inning. Kyle Kraska started a one-out rally with a double. Haseleu and Schwab followed with singles. Bob Fink drew a walk before Ryan Sturm added another base hit. The Tigers scored three making the score, 6-0.
The Orioles got two runners on in the eighth, before Wilhelmi worked his way out of the inning with a strikeout. Brandon gave way to Jesse Berg, who finished up, throwing the ninth inning.
The win is the Tigers' third straight. They'll look to make it four in
a row when they face Redwood Falls on Friday night at Riverside Park.
|R. Sturm, 1B||4||0||2||1||0||1|
|C. Sturm, CF||4||0||1||1||0||2|
|Wilhelmi (W, 2-3)||8||4||0||0||3||5|