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Baseball team goes to 4-0

By Staff | Apr 17, 2011

Blue Earth Area pounded out 17 hits to gain a 9-5 come-from-behind victory against the USC Rebels last Tuesday afternoon on the Buccaneers’ home field.

USC scored four times in the top of the third inning to take a 5-2 lead and chase Bucs’ starter Jonah Pirsig. Andrew Bell relieved Pirsig in the top of the fourth and held the Rebels scoreless for the remainder of the game.

Brady Anderson started off the bottom of the fourth with a single.

Following an out, the Bucs put together four consecutive base hits by Dalton Hurn, Joe Franta, Josh Amundson, and Pirsig to score three runs and tie the game up at 5-5.

The hometown team took the lead for good in the bottom of the fifth.

With one out, Anderson, who went 4 for 4, got things going with a single. Hurn and Franta followed with two more singles and the Bucs plated two runs for a 7-5 lead.

Blue Earth Area added two insurance runs in the bottom of the sixth inning. Amundson connected for his fourth hit of the night with a double to the outfield.

Pirsig came to the plate and drove the ball deep to center-right field and over the fence for a 2-run homer.

Meanwhile, Bell was keeping the USC offense at bay allowing only three hits and two walks during his four innings of work to pick up the win.

“Andrew came in and did a nice job,” says head coach Todd Schmidtke. “The defense played solid behind him, and he (Bell) threw the ball over the plate and gave our guys the chance to make the plays.”

Anderson and Amundson each finished the game with four hits in four at bats. Pirsig collected three hits including his 2-run homer and drove in five runs. Hurn and Franta each had two hits.

“It’s been different guys getting the big hits for us every game,” notes Schmidtke.

The win improves the Buccaneers record to 4-0 while USC drops to 1-3.


The Blue Earth Area Buccaneer baseball team broke a 2-2 tie in the bottom of the seventh inning to come away with a 3-2 win over the Lake Crystal-Welcome Memorial Knights last Monday night in Blue Earth.

To see more of this story, see this week’s Register.