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Baseball: Gruber, Lakers edge Tigers

Minnewaska senior pitcher Matt Gruber throws during the first inning against Morris Area/Chokio-Alberta on Tuesday. Gruber had 11 strikeouts in the complete-game win over the Tigers. (Eric Morken / Forum News Service)1 / 3
Morris Area/Chokio-Alberta senior Chandler Vogel pitches at Minnewaska in a West Central Conference game on May 15. Vogel took the loss despite six solid innings where he allowed just two earned runs. (Eric Morken / Forum News Service) 2 / 3
Morris Area/Chokio-Alberta senior Parker Dierks tracks a fly ball as he runs the bases near second against Minnewaska on May 15. Dierks had a double and a single with two RBIs in the game. (Eric Morken / Forum News Service)3 / 3

Matthew Gruber struck out 11 and drove in a run to help Minnewaska past Morris Area/Chokio-Alberta in a West Central Conference battle Tuesday, May 15 in Glenwood. The Lakers edged the Tigers 4-3.

Connor Westberg led the Lakers with three hits and a run scored.

Parker Dierks drove in a pair of runs for the Tigers on two hits.

Minnewaska 4, Morris/C-A 3

Morris/C-A (6-7, 3-6 WCC).............102 000 0-3 6 3

Minnewaska (9-4, 5-3 WCC)............210 001 x-4 5 1

Hitting - Morris Area/Chokio-Alberta: Zach Bruns 1-2 r-2, Jaret Johnson 1-4 r, Parker Dierks 2-3 2b rbi-2, Chandler Vogel 1-2 rbi, Alex Daugherty 1-3 ... Minnewaska: Connor Westberg 3-3 r, Ryan Christenson 0-3 r, Matthew Gruber 1-2 2b rbi, Colin Weidauer 0-1 rbi, Sean Kelling 0-2 r, Isaiah Testa 1-3 r

Pitching (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) - Morris Area/Chokio-Alberta: Chandler Vogel (L) 6-5-4-2-5-5 ... Minnewaska: Gruber (W) 7-6-3-2-1-11

Brooke Kern

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