Buccaneer baseball gets a home victory
The Waseca Bluejays (2-10) were no match for the Blue Earth Area Bucs (4-11) on Thursday, May 17. The Buccaneers, who stopped their three-game losing streak, took care of matters at home with a convincing 16-6 win.
All told, the Bucs collected 18 hits in the ballgame. Designated hitter Trevor Oppedal was responsible for two runs batted in, and also scored a run as well for the Bucs. Meanwhile, Blue Earth Area center fielder Joe Schavey was on fire at the plate as he ended the afternoon with a 4-for-5 effort, including a pair of RBIs and scored two runs.
Other offensive standouts from the game included first baseman Hunter Bleess who had two singles and a pair of runs batted in. Catcher Karson Legred matched Bleess at the plate with two hits and two RBIs of his own for the Buccaneers.
Shortstop Bobby Lindsey also added to the offensive display with a 3-for-3 afternoon and two runs batted in for the maroon and gold. Third baseman Koby Nagel also enjoyed a multi-hit performance, going 2-for-4 at the plate.
On the mound for the Bucs, Gavin Storbeck tossed four innings and gave up three earned runs, while Bleess pitched three innings in relief, allowing one earned run and striking out seven.
Fairmont 9, BEA 1
On Monday, May 14, the Blue Earth Area baseball team could not generate enough offense against the rival Cardinals of Fairmont. The result was a 9-1 defeat for the Buccaneers.
The Bucs collected three hits in the game and scored their only run in the third inning when Trevor Oppedal legged out a leadoff triple and later scored on a Fairmont fielding error.
Meanwhile, Fairmont was able to rally for a three-run first inning, and five more runs in the fourth. BEA pitcher Koby Nagel took the loss for the maroon and gold, pitching three and a third innings while allowing nine hits.
BEA 5, WEM 1
In a battle of the Buccaneers, Blue Earth Area came out on top of Waterville-Elysian-Morristown, 5-1 on Saturday, May 12.
BEA’s Hunter Bleess turned in a masterful performance on the mound as he retired 10 by way of strikeout and walked just three in six and a third innings of work. Meanwhile, Buc reliever Gavin Storbeck shut the door on WEM as he earned a two-out save without allowing a hit.
Offensively, Blue Earth Area scored their five runs on just four hits. The maroon and gold also took advantage of five base on balls, including a hit batter in the game.
Koby Nagel, Karson Legred and Gavin Storbeck all contributed with a run batted in, while Trevor Oppedal led the club with two RBIs in the game.
BEA 6, Maple River 4
Also taking place on Saturday, May 12, the Buccaneers took care of business against the Eagles, 6-4.
In total, the Buccaneers used three pitchers in the ballgame. Gavin Storbeck tossed three and two-thirds innings, allowing two earned runs on two hits, Bobby Lindsey accounted for one and one-third inning, allowing one hit and striking out three. Jared Kennedy pitched two innings and allowed two earned runs on four hits.
Hits were plentiful for Blue Earth Area as they collected 11 in the game. In fact, a quartet of BEA batters, Lindsey, Storbeck, Karson Legred and Jordan Huse, all enjoyed multi-hit performances to help down the Eagles.