Cards down Bucs, 2-0
Two runs in the fifth inning was the only scoring in the South Central Conference baseball game between the Blue Earth Area Buccaneers and the Fairmont Cardinals.
It was the Cards who scored the runs, shutting out the Bucs 2-0 on Thursday night in Blue Earth.
The loss dropped the Bucs season record to 2-1.
Garrett Anderson took the loss, allowing the two runs on three hits, striking out eight and walking four in seven innings.
The Buccaneers got just three hits, coming from Anderson, Dalton Hurn and Josh Amundson.
A couple of double plays thwarted the Bucs attempts to get on the scoreboard after the runners reached base.
Fairmont scored after runners got on base with walks. One run came in on a sacrifice fly, and moments later a double drove in the other run.
This week the Bucs travel to Waseca on Tuesday, then host St. James on Thursday. On Friday they travel to Wells to face USC.
BEA 9, NREHG 3
The Blue Earth Area Buccaneers baseball team posted a big win against New Richland-Hartland-Ellendale-Geneva (NRHEG) last Tuesday, downing the Panthers 9-3.
The Bucs fell behind 3-0 after the first four innings, but got a home run from Josh Amundson in BEA’s half of the fourth.
Then, in the fifth inning the Bucs exploded for six runs and took a commanding lead.
They added two more insurance runs in the sixth.
Besides the home run, Amundson also added a double. Garrett Anderson also had two hits for the Buccaneers.
Connor Hanson and Collin Nienhaus each had one hit, but they were doubles.
In all the Bucs cranked out 11 hits, with nine players getting at least one.
Taylor Owen was the winning pitcher, going five and a third innings. He walked four and struck out five, allowing all four NRHEG hits.
Hanson and Brady Anderson both pitched in relief.
BEA 3, Maple River 0
Garrett Anderson started his 2010 Buccaneer baseball season with a stellar performance.
The Buc ace struck out 17 Eagles as BEA defeated Maple River 3-0 on Friday, April 9.
Anderson and Connor Hanson combined for a no-hit shut-out. Hanson added three strike outs to the total.
The Bucs only had four hits of their own, but it was all they would need. They scored two runs in the first inning and got their third run in the third.
Walks helped the Bucs in the scoring column, as well as the hits. Both Hanson and Josh Amundson got to first on walks before getting knocked home on hits. Anderson scored after getting on with a double.
Besides that double, Dalton Hurn, Jared Smith and Joe Franta each got a hit.