The Morris Area/Chokio-Alberta Tiger baseball team split in West Central Conference action against Atwater-Cosmos-Grove City Thursday, May 2, in Atwater. The Tigers won game one 5-0 before falling 9-5 in game two.
The Tigers, now 4-5 overall, travel to BOLD for their second conference game against the Warriors Friday, May 3, in Bird Island.
Morris/C-A 5, ACGC 0
Jaret Johnson spun a gem, allowing just two hits in 6-2/3 innings and finishing one out short of a shutout in game one against the Falcons.
Austin Berlinger finished things up with the last out in the seventh inning.
Johnson and Michael Halverson each logged two hits for the Tigers, who scored four runs in the third inning.
Josh Kinzler, who took the loss for ACGC, finished with the only Falcon hits.
Morris/C-A 004 000 1-5 8 2
ACGC 000 000 0-0 2 2
Hitting - Morris/Chokio-Alberta: Michael Halverson 2-4 2b rbi-2 r, Jaret Johnson 2-4 r, Brandon Jergenson 1-2, Zach Bruns 1-3 r-2, Cade Fehr 1-4 rbi, Colton Scheldorf 1-4 rbi ... ACGC: Josh Kinzler 2-2
Pitching (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) - Morris/Chokio-Alberta: Jaret Johnson (W) 6.2-2-0-0-2-6, Austin Berlinger 0.1-0-0-0-0-0 ... ACGC: Kinzler (L) 6.2-8-5-2-3-7, Chase Litzau 0.1-0-0-0-0-0
ACGC 9, Morris/C-A 5
Connor Barker went 3-for-4 with two RBIs and Josh Kingery struck out 13 batters in 5-2/3 innings in a 9-5 ACGC win.
Kingery also finished with two hits and two runs scored to help out the cause.
Cade Fehr had two hits for MACA.
ACGC 100 008 0-9 10 6
Morris/CA 110 000 3-5 4 2
Hitting - ACGC: Connor Barker 3-4 2b rbi-2 r, Josh Kingery 2-3 rbi r-2, Zach Bagley 1-4 rbi r, Nate Essendrup 1-4 rbi r, Michael Trebil 1-3 r-2, Chase Litzau 1-4 rbi r, Ryan Peterson 1-4 rbi r, Josh Kinzler 0-2 rbi ... Morris/Chokio-Alberta: Cade Fehr 2-4, Jaret Johnson 1-4 2b rbi r, Jack Riley 1-4 rbi r, Zach Bruns 0-3 r-2
Pitching (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) - ACGC: Kingery (W) 5.2-3-2-1-3-13, Litzau 1.1-1-3-0-0-1 ... Morris/Chokio-Alberta: Austin Berlinger (L) 5.2-9-9-9-2-4, Bruns 1.1-1-0-0-2-4