Roundup: Brandon-Evansville builds big lead, while Ashby keeps finding ways to win

Ashby recovers from a 3-run deficit to improve to 16-0.

Ashby's Carter Spangler throws to first for an out against Brandon-Evansville on May 4, 2021. Spangler drew a bases-loaded walk in the sixth inning against Sebeka on May 17 that proved to be the game-winning run in a 5-4 final. (Eric Morken / Echo Press)

The Brandon-Evansville baseball team moved to 11-5 on Monday by getting a 9-6 win over Barnesville (3-12).

The Trojans scored six runs over the last two innings, but 13 hits were enough for the Chargers to hold off that rally. Brady Perleberg sparked the offense with a 2-run double in the fourth inning.

Brady Perleberg

Tyler Bitzan had another good game with a 2-run home run at the plate. He also threw five scoreless innings to earn the win on the mound.


“We got a great pitching performance from Tyler today as he only gave up one hit, struck out eight and didn’t walk a batter in his five innings of work,” B-E head coach Brian Perleberg said. “His defense played errorless behind him and it allowed us to put together some good offensive innings. Offensively, we had one of our most balanced games of the season as all nine starters collected hits and several different guys stepped up with some timely hitting.”

BRANDON-EVANSVILLE 100 303 2 - 9 13 1

BARNESVILLE 000 002 4 - 6 6 1

B-E PITCHING - Tyler Bitzan - W, 5IP, 0R, 1H, 0BB, 8SO

B-E OFFENSIVE LEADERS - Brady Perleberg - 3-5, 2B, 2 RBI; Jayden Hoidahl - 2-4, SB, 2 runs; Riley Perleberg - 2-2, 2 BB, RBI; Bitzan - 1-4, HR, 2 RBI

Ashby rallies to stay perfect

Ashby has won four one-run games on the way to a 16-0 record and the latest came after rallying over Sebeka (9-5) in a 5-4 win on Monday.

The game was tied at 4-4 in the top of the sixth inning when Carter Spangler drew a bases-loaded walk to push in the winning run. Carson Spangler went 2-for-3 for Ashby.

Sebeka scored four runs in the second inning, but Jaden Norby shut the door from there. Norby gave up no runs and no hits over four innings. He struck out six. Junior Hunter Norby started on the mound and went three innings, allowing four runs on five hits with one strikeout.
“We did a great job of digging ourselves out of a 3-run hole and Jaden came in and slammed the door,” Ashby head coach Jared Larson said. “It was a great team win.”

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.
What To Read Next
Get Local