Resorters baseball: Cougars win pairCarlos defeated Osakis and Miltona
The Carlos Cougars took two games over the last weekend in May to up their record to 5-1 on the season.
The Cougars put everything together in a 10-0 win over Osakis on Saturday. That came after they used seven walks in the eighth inning on Friday to overcome a two-run deficit against Miltona to win 11-6.
Carlos got contributions from up and down the lineup in the win over Osakis. Eight players got at least one hit as Justin Steidl led the way with three hits, including two doubles, to go along with a run scored and an RBI. Aaron Noetzelman and Dave Schjenken each had two RBI, while Joe Snaza, Brad Nyberg and Ben Bruggeman each scored two runs apiece.
The Cougar offense built an early 5-0 lead for starter Mark Hillesheim. Hillesheim had no problem making that hold up as he tossed seven strong innings. He allowed just one hit and four walks, while striking out seven. Snaza relieved him in the eighth and struck out the side before the Cougars ended the game with three runs in the bottom of the inning.
Things did not come as easy in the win over Miltona last Friday.
The Tigers took a 3-0 lead in the first inning and kept a lead for most of the night. They stretched it to a 6-1 game with three more runs in the top of the fifth.
The Cougars then used patience at the plate to take its first lead of the game in the eighth. They scored seven runs in the inning and were aided by seven Miltona walks. The Tigers issued 12 walks in all during the 11-6 win for the Cougars.
Chris Koep started for Miltona and went seven innings. He left with a 6-4 lead, but it was the Cougars’ Neil Jenzen who earned the win by holding the Tigers scoreless over the final 4 2/3 innings. Jenzen allowed just two hits and struck out five in relief of Ben Bruggeman and Nate Hoelscher.
Miltona responded to that loss with a 7-6 win over the Alexandria Senators on Saturday.
Both teams went back and forth before base hits by Zach Beireis and Jon Kostreba gave the Tigers a one-run lead in the eighth. Cody Curry then came on to shut down the Senators in the ninth to preserve the win.
OSAKIS 000 000 00 – 0 1 1
CARLOS 302 000 23 – 10 13 1
CARLOS PITCHING – Mark Hillesheim – W, 7IP, 1H, 0R, 0ER, 4BB, 7SO; Joe Snaza – 1IP, 0H, 0R, 0ER, 0BB, 3SO
CARLOS HITTING – Aaron Noetzelman – 1-5, 1 run, 2 RBI; Justin Steidl – 3-5, 1 run, RBI, 2 2B; Joe Snaza – 1-4, 2 runs, RBI; Brad Nyberg – 2-3, 2 runs, RBI, 2B; Ben Bruggeman – 2-5, 2 runs, RBI, 2B; Dave Schjenken – 2-3, 2 RBI, 2B; Justin Cummins – RBI; Ben Snaza – 1-4, RBI; Karl Brezina – BB, 1 run; Spencer Timm – 1-2, 1 run, 2 BB
MILTONA 300 030 000 – 6 8 1
CARLOS 000 110 270 – 11 6 2
CARLOS PITCHING – Nate Hoelscher – 1IP, 4H, 3R, 2ER, 0BB, 1SO; Bruggeman – 3 1/3IP, 2H, 3R, 3ER, 2BB, 3SO; Neil Jenzen – W, 4 2/3IP, 2H, 0R, 0ER, 3BB, 5SO
CARLOS HITTING – Noetzelman – BB, 1 run, SB, HBP; Steidl – BB, 1 run; J. Snaza – BB, RBI, 2 runs; Nyberg – 3 BB, 3 runs, RBI; Jenzen – 2-5, 1 run, 4 RBI, 2B; Ryan Severson – 2-5; Craig Thompson – 1 run; Bruggeman – 2-3, 2 BB, 1 run, RBI; Troy Putnam – 2 BB, 1 run; Schjenken – 2 BB, 1 run