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BEA baseball team gets two big wins last week

By Staff | May 11, 2009

The Blue Earth Area Buccaneer baseball team pulled out a dramatic 8-7 come-from-behind win over the St. James Saints on Friday, May 1.

The Bucs trailed 5-1 when they came to the plate in the bottom of the fifth inning. They scored a couple of runs to cut the deficit to two.

In the sixth they scored four more to take a 6-5 lead. The Saints, however, scored a couple of runs in their half of the seventh to go up by one, 7-6.

BEA was not to be shut down however, and got a couple runs of their own to complete the conference victory.

Mat Willner was 2 for 3, scored two runs and had three RBI’s to lead the hitting for the Bucs. Taylor Owen was 2 for 2 and with two RBI’s.

Garrett Anderson, Clint Nienhaus, Dalton Hurn and Josh Amundson got a hit each, to total nine for the Bucs.

Jonah Pirsig went 4 2/3 innings for BEA, giving up five runs, three unearned. He allowed five hits and walked four.

Owen came in for 2 1/3 innings of relief. He gave up five hits, struck out three and gave up no walks. He picked up the win.

The win pushed the Bucs record to 3-8 overall, 3-4 in the conference.

BEA 10, LCWM 4

The Blue Earth Area Buccaneers exploded for six runs in the third inning on their way to a 10-4 win over Lake Crystal-Wellcome Memorial on Monday night.

BEA added two runs in both the sixth and seventh innings to put the game away. LCWM had all four of their runs in the third inning.

Connor Hanson pitched all seven innings for the Bucs, giving up the four runs on seven hits. He struck out two and walked two.

Mat Willner again had the hot bat for BEA, going 3 for 5 at the plate, including two doubles and five RBI’s.

Garrett Anderson and Joe Franta were both 2 for 4. The Bucs had nine hits in the game.

The two pitchers for the Knights issued 10 bases-on-balls between them, including walking Collin Nienhaus, Connor Hanson and Dalton Hurn three times each.

The win puts BEA’s record at 4-8, 4-4 in the South Central Conference.

This week the Bucs play at Sleepy Eye St. Mary’s on Tuesday night, and at Mankato East on Friday and Saturday.