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Region 16C baseball: Bombers come just shy of state bid

The Urbank-Parkers Prairie Bombers came within one game of making the state amateur baseball tournament before falling 13-7 Saturday to the Midway Snurdbirds in the Region 16C Tournament.

The Bombers found themselves in the losers' bracket of the tournament after a Saturday, August 3 loss to the Dent Wildcats. After winning their second game on Sunday, August 4 against the Brandon-Evansville Bluedogs, the Bombers were set up for a rematch against Dent last Friday.

The Bombers won the rematch 8-7, which put them one win from the amateur state tournament.

Jamie Thoennes led the Bombers' offense in the game, going 3-for-4 with two runs and two RBIs. Eli Gesell also drove in two RBIs.

Nick Petro picked up the win for the Bombers in relief of Ky Zimmel, who was drafted from Osakis for postseason play. Petro pitched 1-1/3 scoreless innings, only allowing a walk.

Zimmel pitched 5-2/3 innings in the game and allowed five earned runs. Joe Snaza picked up the save in the game after pitching two scoreless innings.

The win against Dent set up a game against the Snurdbirds last Saturday, but the Bombers were unable to secure a state tournament spot in the 13-7 loss.

Snaza led the offense for the Bombers, going 2-for-5 with a run and four RBIs in the game.

Pitcher Jered Freudenberg was given the loss after giving up four earned runs in four innings of relief. Petro started the game, giving up five earned runs in three innings.


MIDWAY 121 330 102 - 13 18 2

URBANK-PP 241 000 000 - 7 10 2

URBANK-PARKERS PRAIRIE PITCHING - Nick Petro - 3IP, 10H, 7R, 5ER, 1BB, 2SO; Jered Freudenberg - L, 4IP, 6H, 4R, 4ER, 2BB, 1SO; Ryan Peppersack - 2IP, 2H, 2R, 2ER, 0BB, 3SO

URBANK-PARKERS PRAIRIE OFFENSE - Jered Freudenberg - 1-4, 2 runs; Connor Kerr - 3-4, 2 runs, RBI; Joe Snaza - 2-5, run, 4 RBIs; Brock Iverson - 0-4, RBI; Jamie Thoennes - 1-5, run; Trey Thompson - 1-4; Scott Duberowski - 2-4, run, RBI

DENT 002 014 000 - 7 7 3

URBANK-PP 202 031 00x - 8 13 5

URBANK-PARKERS PRAIRIE PITCHING - Ky Zimmel - 5.2IP, 7H, 7R, 5ER, 3BB, 3SO; Petro - W, 1.1IP, 0H, 0R, 0ER, 1BB, 0SO; Snaza - S, 2IP, 0H, 0R, 0ER, 2BB, 3SO

URBANK-PARKERS PRAIRIE OFFENSE -Freudenberg - 0-2, 2 runs; Kerr - 1-5, run; Snaza - 1-5, run, RBI; Eli Gesell - 2-5, 2 RBIs; Iverson - 3-5, 2 runs, RBI; Thoennes - 3-4, 2 runs, 2 RBIs; Thompson - 2-4, RBI; Duberowski - 1-4