Eagles go 1-1 at Green Isle Tournament
The Morris Eagles amateur baseball team, participating in the 16-team Miller Lite Invite at Arlington and Green Isle last weekend, won its first game but was shut down by the St. Cloud Ice for the second time this season.
Morris faced Austin/ Hayfield in round one and used a seven-run inning to win 13-3.
Chad Christianson got the call on the hill and picked up the W. In the third inning he allowed two hits, one walk, and hit two batters to allow three runs.
Offensively, the Eagles got started in the bottom of the third inning with three runs. An Eric Asche single plated one run and an Austin error allowed the second and third runs to cross.
The Eagles blew it open in the fourth with seven runs. Dan Folie had a two-run triple and John Lembcke had a two-run double to highlight the fourth.
In the fifth, Lembcke stroked another double to score two more runs and invoked the 10-run rule.
St. Cloud Ice 10
The Eagles were eliminated from the Miller Lite Tourney by St. Cloud Orthopedic Ice 10-5 Saturday night.
This is a game where the score is a little deceiving as this game could have gone either way. Chase Rambow got the nod on the hill and battled control problems. Ice scored two in the top of the first. Morris came back in the bottom of the inning with a Ross Haugen walk and a long bomb by Kirby Marquart to tie the game. Asche then hit a long double and Cory Marquart followed with a infield hit. The inning would end with a long flyball to left by Matt Carrington.
Ice scored one more in the second and two in the third to take a 5-2 lead.
In the bottom of the fifth, with the score still stuck at 5-2, the Eagles came clawing back. Craig Knochenmus started the inning with a double in the right-center gap. Rambow followed with an infield single. Haugen then sacrifice both runners over. After a strikeout and walk to load the bases, Eric Asche hit a shot down the left field line that stayed fair and cleared the bases to tie the game.
In the fatal sixth inning, with two outs, Ortho hit a little dribbler that turned into an Eagle error. Four runs ended up scoring for Ice.
The Eagles did not mount another threat as Ice brought their closer in the game to shut them down.
Rambow finished, allowing only seven hits and four earned runs.