Baseball finishes 5-5 in SCC
The Blue Earth Area Buccaneer baseball team only had one hit in their final regular season game last Tuesday night.
The Bucs fell 9-0 to the New Ulm Eagles. The loss closed out their regular season with a 9-10 record, 5-5 in the South Central Conference.
Connor Hanson took the loss, pitching five innings. He gave up six hits and walked three.
The Bucs were led at the plate by Jared Smith, who got BEA’s only hit. He was 1 for 2 in the game.
The Buccaneers were scheduled to begin Class 3AAA Tournament action this past Saturday, facing Luverne in an 11 a.m. game.
Details will be included in next week’s Register.
SESM 19, BEA 8
It was a real slugfest in Blue Earth last Monday night. But, when the smoke all cleared, the Blue Earth Area Buccaneer baseball team had lost to Sleepy Eye St. Mary’s by a score of 19 to 8.
The Knights had 17 hits, while the Bucs had 12 of their own.
Sleepy Eye St. Mary’s got three runs in the first, and added another three in the third for a 6-0 lead.
The BEA squad came back in the bottom of the third to score three runs of their own, cutting the Knight’s edge to 6-3.
However, the Knights added six unearned runs in the fourth, while the Buccaneers only came up with three in their half of the fourth.
BEA got one more run in each of the next two innings, but SESM had seven more cross the plate.
Jonah Pirsig pitched 3 1/3 innings, giving up 12 runs on 11 hits. He struck out one and walked four.
Josh Amundson and Jared Smith both worked in relief, giving up seven runs on six hits.
Amundson and Garrett Anderson each had a double for the Bucs.
Carter Hanson was 3 for 4 in the game. Amundson, Pirsig and Collin Nienhaus each had a pair of hits.
Bucs 0-3 at Mankato
The Buccaneers lost all three games they played in during the Mankato East Invitational.
On Friday night, May 21, they fell to Holy Family by a score of 5-3.
Garrett Anderson pitched six innings and gave up all five runs on two hits and struck out 14 and walked six.
Anderson struck out the first nine batters he faced, and also got the Bucs on the scoreboard with a two-run home run in the first inning.
BEA added a run in the third, and so did Holy Family.
The Fire added four more runs in the fifth inning to go up 5-3 and the Bucs could not muster another run.
BEA out hit Holy Family by the same numbers as the final score, 5-3.
Anderson was 3 for 3 at the plate, and Josh Amundson was 2 for 3.
On Saturday play continued in Mankato, and the Bucs lost their next two games; 17-1 to Mound Westonka, and 14-6 to host team Mankato West.
The Bucs only run in the Mound Westonka game came in the fourth inning after Collin Nienhaus hit a triple to get aboard. Joe Franta brought him home with a hit.
Carter Hanson also got a triple in the game.
Brady Anderson pitched four innings, giving up seven runs on nine hits. Jared Smith pitched one inning, giving up four runs on three hits, and Dallas Barslou came in for one inning and gave up six runs on four hits.
Against Mankato West, the Bucs had 10 hits to the Scarlets 11, but could not muster runs.
Carter Hanson was 2 for 4, while eight Bucs each had one hit.
BEA got a run in the second, added two in both the third and fourth innings, and one more in the fifth.
The Scarlets had two in the first inning, five more in the second and one each in the third and fourth. They capped off the game with a five-run seventh.