Isanti 2, Sacred Heart 1 @ Glencoe (10 innings)
The game was scoreless until Nate Hebrink hit a solo home run in the top of the 10th inning. Isanti answered with two runs in the bottom of the 10th on a Patrick Lind double. Brian Schultz started the rally off by reaching on a error by the 2nd baseman. Then Ben Samuelson reached on an infield single to second to put two on with two out. Heremy Hinderks had gotten out of countless jams over the innings, however, couldn't wiggle out of this one. Lind delivered his double and the game was over.
Wade Reichmann was the winning pitcher throwing all 10 innings for Isanti giving up 9 hits, 1 earned run, 2 walks and 9 strikeouts. Jeremy Hinderks was the losing pitcher for Sacred Heart going 9.2 innings giving up 15 hits, 2 runs, 0 earned runs with 4 walks and seven strike outs. Joe Ramberg and Wyatt Soderquist were both 3-5 for Isanti.
Big Lake 4, Raymond 2 @ Glencoe
Big Lake scored 3 runs in the first inning and held on for a 4-2 victory over Raymond. Michael Smith was the winning pitcher for Big Lake going 7 innings allowing only 4 hits and 2 earned runs. He also walked 3 and struck out 5.
Mitchell Loegering walked, David Burkholder singled and Justin Haag walked to start out the first. Loegering scored on a ground out and Burkholder scored on an error by the second baseman. Ross Stein doubled to drive in the third run.
Brian Larson drove in the last run for Big Lake with a single. Burkholder was 2-5, Stein 2-4 and Larson was also 2-4 for Big Lake. Tyler Knott took the loss for Raymond.
Miltona 5, Hayfield 1 @ Glencoe
Caleb Curry started the scoring for Miltona with a triple and scored on a wild pitch in the first inning. In the fifth, Curry had an RBI single as did Sam Steidl scoring two more runs. Tom Steidl doubled in two runs in the seventh.
Curry and Tom Steidl were both 3-5 and Sam Steidl and Trey Thompson were both 2-4.
Chris Koep was the winning pitcher tossing 8 innings. He gave up 3 hits, 1 run, unearned, and had 7 walks and 6 strike outs.
Wes Hanson was the losing pitcher for Hayfield.
Mankato Mets 6, Bertha 0 @ Glencoe
Ashton Dorris threw a complete game two hitter in shutting out Bertha 6-0. He walked two and struck out 14. Alex Brockpaler was the losing pitcher for Bertha.
Mankato scored three runs in the first inning. Adan Geiger had an RBI single, Josh Anderson had an RBI ground out and the other run scored on a Bertha error.
In the fourth inning, Anderson had an RBI double. In the eighth, Ben Smith had an RBI double and Derek Quame hit a sacrifice fly for the final Mankato run.
Sauk Rapids 8, Mankato 7 @ Brownton (11 innings)
It was a pitcher's duel through the first 9 innings. Both teams scored 2 runs. Mankato scored a run in the first on two Sauk Rapids errors. The Twins scored run number 2 on a Ryan Greene solo home run in the second inning.
Sauk Rapids scored their first run in the fifth on a Mankato error. Then the Cylones tied it in the bottom of the ninth when Paul Schlagen singled in Nate Baraga.
Then, after both starters were taken out, the runs started flowing. Mankato scored four runs in the 10th on RBI by Jay Nessler, Steve Helget, Ryan Greene and Tony Konicek. Sauk Rapids came right back and scored four of their own on an RBI by Scott Lochner and a bases loaded, 3 RBI double down the left field line by Jason Hoppe.
In the 11th Nessler singled in another run and Scott Lochner answered with an RBI ground out.
In the 12th, Scott Geiger held Mankato scoreless. Sauk Rapids put runners on first and second and Jeremiah Piepkorn singled in the game winner.
Scott Geiger got the win pitching 2 innings giving up 3 hits and 1 run. Kevin Regan was the losing pitcher for Mankato.
This propels Sauk Rapids into the Class B Championship game on Sunday in Glencoe at 2:00 P.M.
Burnsville 6, Savage 0 @ Brownton
Casey Jocobson threw all nine innings shutting out Savage 6-0. He allowed 7 hits while walking 2 and striking out 9. Chad Eul provided all the offense Burnsville needed with a three run home run in the first inning.
Burnsville scored two runs in the fourth on a Charlie Dubanoski double, a Rob Weins RBI single and a Scott Lindner ground out. They plated the last one when Rob Weins tripled and scored on David Keeney's RBI single in the eighth.
Anders Engberg was the losing pitcher for Savage.
Burnsville 5, Mankato Twins 3 @ Brownton
Casey Jacobson threw 7.1 innings for his second win of the day. Earlier he had pitched a complete game in a shut out victory again Savage. Jacobson gave up only 4 hits and one unearned run in his outing. He had one walk and 7 strike outs.
Do you know how many innings you threw today? “16.1,” answered Jacobson. Did he know that he was going to throw both games? “We discussed it, I don’t think anybody took me seriously,” he said “But I wanted it. It’s the state tournament, you gotta just go out there and gut it out I guess.” He said that he told his college pitching coach yesterday what might happen. “He just told me not to be studid.”
“I didn’t have my best stuff in the first game, but then I think I just kind of refocused and I started spotting up better in the second game,” Jacobson said. He had lost to Mankato last Sunday 1-0 to put Burnsville in the losers’ bracket. Now he has put Burnsville into the Class B Championship against Sauk Rapids on Sunday in Glencoe. Game time is 2:00 P.M.
Mankato scored first in the fourth inning on two Burnsville errors. Burnsville got on the board in the fifth inning scoring three runs—one on a Zach Harazin single and Chad Eul’s two run double. In the seventh Harazin again knocked in a run with a single and got one more RBI on a sacrifice fly in the eighth.
Mankato threatened in the eighth and scored two runs on danny Miller’s double, but Garrett Walters earned the save by throwing the last 1.2 innings. Ryan Greene was the losing pitcher for Mankato. Mankato finished the tournament as the third place team.