Baseball: Bluedogs still perfect in Resorters
The Brandon-Evansville Bluedogs had their first close game of the season and found a way to win a 6-4 game over Urbank-Parkers Prairie to move to 5-0 this past Sunday.
Brandon-Evansville built a 4-1 lead only to watch the Bombers battle back to tie things at four in the top of the seventh. The Bluedogs responded with a rally of their own as Chris Shea hit a two-run home run that proved to be the game winner.
Former Alexandria Cardinal Shawn Krueger went 5 2/3 innings and allowed just one run. He scattered five hits, while striking out five before giving way to Adam Johnson. Johnson got the win in 2 1/3 innings of work. The Bombers got to him for three unearned runs, but Johnson struck out four. Ryan Hendrickson threw a clean ninth inning to get the save.
Shea, Nate Meissner and Hendrickson continue to be a threat in the Bluedogs' lineup. Shea had a two-hit game with two runs and the two RBIs. Hendrickson added two doubles, a walk and a run scored, while Meissner had a solo home run in the first and finished 2-for-5 with a run scored and two RBIs.
It was the first game of the season where the Bluedogs didn't score in double digits. They blew past Sauk Centre 12-4 behind a four-RBI game from Monte Hinzmann on May 26. Shea added three hits, including a home run and a double that game, as well.
That came a day before they took care of Kensington 12-2 behind three hits and three runs from Hendrickson. Shea added three RBIs that game and Dan Schaffer and Josh Meissner each drove in two.
Brandon-Evansville will try to push its winning streak to eight with three more games this weekend. The Bluedogs will go to Elrosa tonight, Friday, for an exhibition game at 7:30. They will then play at Kensington at 2 on Sunday afternoon and at Ashby for a 5 p.m. game.
URBANK-PP 000 001 300 - 4
B-E 200 101 200 - 6 9 0
B-E PITCHING - Krueger - 5 2/3IP, 5H, 1R, 1ER, 0BB, 5SO; Johnson - W, 2 1/3IP, 2H, 3R, 0ER, 2BB, 4SO; Hendrickson - 1IP, 1H, 0R, 0ER, 0BB, 1SO
B-E OFFENSE - N. Meissner - 2-5, HR, 1 run, 2 RBI; Schaffer - 0-3, BB, HBP; Hendrickson - 2-3, BB, 2 2B, 1 run; Krueger - 1-4, 1 run; Hinzmann - 1-4; Shea - 2-4, HR, 2 runs, 2 RBI; Johnson - 0-3, HBP, 1 run; Mike Bruns - 1-3, BB, RBI; Josh Meissner - 0-2, 2 HBP
KENSINGTON 000 110 000 - 2 5 0
B-E 103 323 000 - 12 10 0
B-E PITCHING - Collin Modahl - W, 6IP, 5H, 2R, 1ER, 0BB, 5SO; Schaffer - 1IP, 0H, 0R, 0ER, 0BB, 1SO
B-E OFFENSE - Modahl - 1-1, 2 BB, HBP, 2 runs; N. Meissner - 2-4, BB, 2B, 2 runs, RBI; Lee Nelson - 0-3, BB, HBP, 1 run; Hendrickson - 3-4, 2B, BB, 3 runs, RBI; Brent Meissner - 0-3, BB, 1 run, RBI; Kyle Bruns - 1-1; Hinzmann - 0-1, BB, 1 run; Krueger - 1-1, BB, HBP, 1 run, RBI; Schaffer - 0-2, 2 BB, 2 RBI; Shea - 1-2, 2 BB, HBP, 1 run, 3 RBI; J. Meissner - 1-3, 2B, BB, HBP, 2 RBI
SAUK CENTRE 100 002 010 - 4 8 3
B-E 003 210 510 - 12 18 0
B-E PITCHING - Krueger - W, 6IP, 5H, 3R, 3ER, 1BB, 7SO; Matt Herringshaw - 3IP, 2H, 1R, 1ER, 2BB, 6SO
B-E OFFENSE - Modahl - 2-5, 2B, 1 run; N. Meissner - 2-5, 2B, RBI; Nelson - 2-5, 1 run; Hendrickson - 2-5, 2 runs; B. Meissner - 1-3, 2B, BB, 3 runs; K. Bruns - 0-1; Hinzmann - 3-5, 2B, 1 run, 4 RBI; Krueger - 1-3, 1 run, RBI; Herringshaw - 1-2, 1 run, RBI; Shea - 3-4, HR, 2B, 2 runs, RBI; J. Meissner - 0-2; Schaffer - 1-1