Early lead doesn’t last for Brandon-Evansville as LPGE rallies

Dezmond White and Kyle Schaffran both drove in runs for Brandon-Evansville, but it wasn't quite enough as Long Prairie-Grey Eagle erased a 3-0 deficit with a strong finish.

Dezmond White

The Brandon-Evansville baseball team got its season going on April 16 and grabbed a 3-0 lead before Long Prairie-Grey Eagle stormed back.

The Thunder responded to that three-run second inning for the Chargers by scoring four in the top of the third. It led LPGE to a 10-3 win.

“It was a long-anticipated game after not getting to play last season, so no matter how this game ended up, we were extremely happy to be back out on the diamond,” B-E head coach Brian Perleberg said. “We have to tip our hats to LPGE as they did a real good job of stringing together their hits, and their pitchers only issued three walks in the game.”

Weston Herzog of Long Prairie got the win on the mound. He tossed four innings and left with a one-run lead before the Thunder added six runs through the final three innings. Dezmond White took the loss for B-E.
White had an RBI single in the second inning after Titus Fuller led off the frame with a walk and Hunter Koep followed with a single. Riley Perleberg reached on an error, and Kyle Schaffran delivered a two-run single to give the Chargers the 3-0 lead.

“After that, we just couldn’t put together any major threats,” coach Perleberg said. “Given the situation of not having played for so long and with so many guys seeing their first starting action at the varsity level, I’m very pleased with many things about today’s ballgame. Of course we have things to work on, but we also have many positives that we can feel good about and it now gives us a clearer picture of things we need to adjust.”


LPGE 004 014 1 - 10 8 0

B-E 030 000 0 - 3 4 3

PITCHING - WP: Weston Herzog (LPGE) - 4IP, 4H, 3R, 1BB, 5SO; LP: Dezmond White (B-E) - 4IP, 5H, 4R, 3BB, 5SO

Eric Morken is a sports and outdoor editor at the Echo Press Newspaper in Alexandria, Minnesota, a property of the Forum News Service. Morken covers a variety of stories throughout the Douglas County area, as well as statewide outdoor issues.
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