The Morris Area/Chokio-Alberta baseball team went 2-1 to end last week and start this week. The Tigers beat Minnewaska Friday, May 17, in Glenwood, then fell to BOLD and beat Benson on Monday, May 20, in Benson.
The Tigers, now 8-10 on the season and 4-9 in the West Central Conference, travel to Benson at 4 p.m. Tuesday, May 21 then close out the regular season at Lac qui Parle Valley Thursday, May 23, in Madison. Morris/C-A opens Section 3AA playoffs against No. 3 New London-Spicer at 1 p.m. Saturday, May 25, at Minnewaska Area High School in Glenwood.
Morris/C-A 11, Minnewaska 6
Trailing 6-4 with three outs remaining, Morris Area/Chokio-Alberta saved its best for last with a seven-run seventh inning for an 11-6 West Central Conference victory against Minnewaska on Friday, May 17, in Glenwood.
In the seventh, the Tigers got RBI singles from Chandler Wilts and a three-run home run by Zach Bruns that scored Wilts and Jack Riley. Colten Scheldorf also stole home for a Morris/C-A run.
Austin Berlinger threw all seven innings for the Tigers, getting the complete-game victory.
Morris/C-A 310 000 7-11 12 1
Minnewaska 100 014 0-6 9 4
HITTING - Morris Area/Chokio-Alberta: Jack Riley 1-5 r, Zach Bruns 3-5 hr 2b r-2 rbi-3, Jaret Johnson 1-3 r-2 sb-2, Michael Halvorsen 2-4 r-2 rbi-2 sb-2, Cade Fehr 1-3 rbi, Colten Scheldorf 1-4 r rbi sb-2, Kevin Asfeld 1-4 sb-2, Chandler Wilts 1-4 r rbi sb, Brandon Jergenson 1-4 r ... Minnewaska: Ryan Amundson 1-3 3b r rbi, Luke Barkeim 2-2 r rbi sb, Darion Alexander 1-3 hr r rbi-3, Grant Jensen 1-4, Jared Freese 2-4 r, Isaiah Testa 1-3 r, Cade Fish 1-2 r sb
PITCHING (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) - Morris Area/Chokio-Alberta: Austin Berlinger (W) 7-9-6-5-2-2 ... Minnewaska: Barkeim 5-7-4-3-2-5, Testa (L) 1.2-5-7-2-1-1, Jensen 0.1-0-0-0-1-0
BOLD 7, Morris/C-A 2
A big first inning and Braeden Tersteeg's solid work on the mound lifted BOLD to a win over Morris Area/Chokio-Alberta on Monday, May 20, in Benson.
BOLD scored four runs in the first inning and Tersteeg allowed single runs in the first and fifth to get the win.
Tersteeg also had two hits and drove in a run and Riley Weis doubled and had three RBIs.
MA/C-A's Zach Bruns tripled and had an RBI and Michael Halvorson singled in a run.
Morris/C-A 100 010 0-2 5 2
BOLD 410 200 x-7 7 2
HITTING - Morris Area/Chokio-Alberta: Zach Bruns 1-3 3b rbi r, Jaret Johnson 1-2 2b, Michael Halvorsen 1-3 rbi, Joseph Kleinwolterink 1-3, Brandon Jergenson 1-2 2b r... BOLD: Luke Ryan 0-0 sb r, Andrew Sheehan 1-3 2b r, Braeden Tersteeg 2-4 sb rbi r-2, Jordan Sagedahl 1-2 2b rbi r, Riley Weis 1-2 2b rbi-3 r, Blake Flann 1-3, Matt Moorse 1-3 2b r
PITCHING (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) - Morris Area/Chokio-Alberta: Josh Rohloff (L) 1-3-5-4-3-0, Cade Fehr 5-4-2-2-0-0 ... BOLD: Tersteeg (W) 7-5-2-2-2-5
Morris/C-A 5, Benson 3
Morris Area/Chokio-Alberta built a five-run lead and repelled Benson's late rally to record a win on Monday, in Benson.
MA/C-A's Cade Fehr had two hits and drove in two runs and Colten Scheldorf and Kevin Asfeld also had RBIs. Zach Bruns allowed two earned runs in seven innings to get the win.
Benson's Will Enderson had two hits, including a double, and drove in a run, and Matthew Lenarz doubled and drove in a run.
Morris/C-A 202 001 0-5 6 4
Benson 000 003 0-3 7 1
HITTING - Morris Area/Chokio-Alberta: Jack Riley 0-3 r, Zach Bruns 1-3 r, Jaret Johnson 1-4 r, Michael Halvorson 1-3 r, Cade Fehr 2-3 rbi-2, Colten Scheldorf 0-1 rbi, Kevin Asfeld 1-3 rbi ... Benson: Patrick Minchow 1-4 r, Matthew Tolifson 1-4 r, Matthew Ebnet 2-4 r, Will Enderson 2-4 2b rbi, Matthew Lenarz 1-3 2b rbi
PITCHING (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) - Morris Area/Chokio-Alberta: Zach Bruns (W) 7-7-3-2-2-3 ... Benson: Jared Knutson (L) 3-3-4-2-2-1, M. Lenarz 4-3-1-1-2-0