Cougars end regular season with 15-0 recordThe Carlos squad earned the top seed in the playoff bracket
The Carlos Cougars baseball team wrapped up a perfect regular season with a 5-4 win over Urbank-Parkers Prairie last Friday night.
The Cougars jumped out early and held on late to head into the tournament with a 15-0 record and the No. 1 seed in their portion of the bracket.
Mark Hillesheim went 7 1/3 innings for the win last Friday night. Hillesheim allowed four runs on five hits and three walks. He struck out nine. Joe Snaza threw the final 1 2/3 innings. He walked four but did not allow a hit, while striking out three.
Carlos scored lone runs in both the first and second innings. Urbank-Parkers Prairie cut that in half in the fourth before the Cougars responded with three runs through the fifth and sixth innings. Urbank-Parkers Prairie scored three in their final four at-bats. It was not enough, though, as Carlos solidified itself as the top team in the Resorters’ League through the regular season.
Neil Jenzen and Justin Steidl led the offense with two RBIs apiece. Ryan Severson added two hits and two runs scored.
The Cougars will now turn their attention to the playoffs, which begin with opening round games from July 10-12.
CARLOS 110 012 000 – 5 8 0
URBANK-PP 000 102 010 – 4 5 5
CARLOS PITCHING – Mark Hillesheim – 7 1/3IP, 5H, 4R, 4ER, 3BB, 9SO; Joe Snaza – 1 2/3IP, 0H, 0R, 0ER, 4BB, 3SO
CARLOS HITTING – Aaron Noetzelman – 1-6; Joe Snaza – 1-5, 1 run; Ryan Severson – 2-3, 2 runs, 2 BB; Neil Jenzen – 1-2, 1 run, 2 RBI; Greg Nathe – 0-1; Brad Nyberg – 1-2; Justin Steidl – 1-4, 2 RBI, 1 BB; Noah Johnson – 0-3; Spencer Timm – 0-2; Dave Schjenken – 1-5, 1 run; Troy Putnam – 0-3, BB