Baseball team wins 2 of 3
This one was over early.
The Blue Earth Area Buccaneers baseball team jumped out to a 3-0 lead after the first inning against Waseca.
It would be all they would need, as the Bluejays only scored two runs, one in the second inning and one in the third.
However, it was not all of the scoring the Bucs would get last Tuesday evening. They added a single run in the second, then exploded for eight more in the third and another five in the fourth.
With the Bucs ahead 17-2, the game was called after five innings.
Many of BEA’s third inning runs came off walks. In all, the Bluejays issued 13 bases on balls.
Bucs pitcher Jonah Pirsig walked just one batter. He pitched all five innings and allowed the two runs on seven hits and struck out two.
The Bucs had nine hits in the game. Josh Amundson led the way, going 3 for 3 including a first inning home run for BEA’s first run of the game.
Taylor Owen only had one hit in the game, but it was a double that brought in two of BEA’s runs.
Brady Anderson was 2 for 3 with three RBI, and Pirsig also had three RBI.
This week the Bucs host Sleepy Eye St. Mary’s in a weather postponed make-up game on Monday night. Tuesday they travel to New Ulm.
St. James 7, BEA 6
Blue Earth Area lost a heartbreaker last Monday night in Blue Earth, 7-6, to St. James.
BEA fell behind early, 4-0, after the Saints got three runs in the first, and added another in the second.
But, the Buccaneers came roaring back in the third inning, scoring four runs and tying the game at 4-4.
The barrage was aided by three doubles, coming off the bats of Garrett Anderson, Dalton Hurn and Connor Hanson.
St. James came back to take the lead, scoring three runs in the fourth to go up 7-3.
The Bucs tried hard to come back. They scored one run in the fourth and one in the fifth to get close at 7-6, but could not get over the hump and score.
Taylor Owen pitched two innings, giving up four runs on five hits, striking out two and walking two.
Hanson came in for four innings, giving up three runs on four hits and striking out two while walking three.
The Bucs had six hits. Anderson and Hanson were both 2 for 3 to lead the hitting.
BEA 1, St. Peter 0
For a change, the Bucs were on the winning side of a thriller Friday night, May 14.
BEA hosted the St. Peter Saints, and won the game 1-0 in the final inning.
Garrett Anderson came in to score the game winning run in the sixth inning.
After getting on base with a double, Anderson went to third on a sacrifice fly by Jonah Pirsig. A single by Taylor Owen brought Anderson home and was the game-winning – and only – RBI.
Anderson not only had the Bucs only run, he also was the winning pitcher, having one of his best games of the year.
He nearly had a no-hitter to go with the shut out, but gave up one hit, a single, in the second inning.
Anderson struck out 11 Saints’ batters, while walking just two, in the seven inning game.
Bucs seeded fourth
The Buccaneer boys baseball team got the No. 4 seed and will play the No. 5 seed, Luverne.
That game will be in New Ulm on Saturday, May 29 at 1 p.m.
If the Bucs win, their second game would be at 3 p.m. that same day against either No. 1 seed New Ulm, or No. 8-seed St. James.