Bucs lose heartbreaker in New Ulm
The Blue Earth Area Buccaneer baseball team played in three games this past week. Here is a wrapup of the games.
Blooming Prairie 9,
The Blue Earth Area Bucs took a loss on the road when they traveled to Blooming Prairie on Saturday, April 18.
The Bucs lost to the Awesome Blossoms 9-5.
Jared Smith took the loss for the Bucs, giving up five hits and six runs. He struck out two and walked in two runs.
Taylor Owen pitched for 2 2/3 innings of relief. He allowed three runs on three hits and had three walks.
Corey Liebl pitched the last 1 1/3 innings and gave up three hits and two walks.
Clint Nienhaus was 2 for 4 to lead the Bucs batters. He scored a run and had an RBI.
Mat Willner hit a double, and Garrett Anderson and Josh Amundson each had one hit and one run scored for the Buccaneers.
New Ulm 4, BEA 3
The Buccaneers lost a close one-run game in New Ulm last Tuesday night. The Eagles squeaked by the Bucs 4-3.
Garrett Anderson took the loss for the Bucs. He only allowed one hit all game and struck out 10, but walked nine, two of which resulted in runs.
The Eagle’s winning run came in on a wild pitch.
Mat Willner drove in all three of the Bucs runs with a fifth inning, bases loaded double. It tied the game at the time at 3-3.
The loss put the Buccaneers record at 2-5, 2-2 in the South Central Conference.
This week the Bucs host MCW on Monday, travel to Waseca on Tuesday, and host St. James on Friday.
Fairmont 11, BEA 1
Fairmont’s pitching and hitting were too much for Blue Earth Area on Thursday night, and the Bucs lost the home game 11-1 in five innings.
Collin Nienhaus singled and scored the Bucs lone run. Garrett Anderson and Joe Franta also got hits for BEA.
Mat Willner was the starting pitcher for the Bucs, and gave up five runs in the first two innings.
Corey Liebl and Josh Amundson came in to relieve.
Fairmont’s Martin Tow got the win, striking out just three Buc batters, but issued no walks. The Cards had 12 hits.
The Bucs record falls to 2-6 overall, and 2-3 in the South Central Conference.
The team hosts MCW on Monday night, travels to Waseca Tuesday night, and hosts St. James on Friday night.