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Bucs fall to Eagles in five innings

Schonborn provides key hit to lead BEA to victory over the Saints

By Kevin Mertens - Staff Writer | May 30, 2021

The gravel and chalk went flying around home plate when Adam Schavey slid home to beat the tag and score a run for Blue Earth Area against the Maple River Eagles. Unfortunately for the Bucs, Maple River exploded for nine runs in the third inning and went on to defeat Blue Earth Area 13-2 in five innings.

The Blue Earth Area baseball team continued to struggle at the plate and were held hitless in a 13-2 five-inning loss against the visiting Maple River Eagles on Tuesday, May 25.

BEA scored first in the game. Maple River pitcher Lucas Doering walked five Buccaneer batters to force in two runs. All three outs were strike outs.

After his rough first inning, Doering found his groove and struck out three more batters in the bottom of the second inning.

In fact, BEA did not put a ball in play until the bottom of the third inning when the Buc batters hit into a couple infield ground outs.

The Bucs cruised through the first two innings on defense but had a disastrous third inning.

Maple River took control of the game by scoring nine runs in the third on three hits, four walks and three BEA errors.

The Eagles added four more runs in the top of the fifth inning and held the Bucs scoreless to go home with the 13-2 triumph.

BEA 3, St. James 1

Blue Earth Area came out on top 3-1 over the St. James Saints in a well-played baseball game played at Veterans Field in Blue Earth on May 21.

The Bucs got three hits while the Saints only managed two. There were no errors in the game.

BEA scored two runs in the bottom of the second inning. Luke Mertens and Kean Hicks were each hit by a pitch and Logan O’Hara reached on a walk to load the bases. Following a strike out, Luke Schonborn hit a single which brought home Mertens and Hicks for two runs.

St. James scored once in the top of the third to cut BEA’s lead to 2-1.

The Bucs added their third run of the game in the bottom of the fourth inning. Parker Meyers hit a one-out double down the right field line and advanced to third base on a wild pitch.

Schonborn walked and stole second base. Meyers was thrown out attempting to score on an infield grounder but Schonborn came home on an error by the second baseman on a ball off the bat of Keegan O’Brien.

Anthony Carr pitched six innings to pick up the win. He gave up one run on two hits and struck out two batters and walked two.

Logan O’Hara pitched the seventh inning and struck out one batter while picking up the save.

In addition to the hits by Schonborn and Meyers, Anders Fering was the other Buc to get a hit.