Two runs in the seventh inning gave Benson a 5-4 victory over the Morris junior legion baseball team in Morris’ season opener Friday, June 7, in Morris.
Morris scored first, taking a 2-0 lead after the first inning. A double by Will Bruer scored Zach Bruns then Tristan Raths scored on a wild pitch two batters later.
Benson would tie the game on a two-RBI double by Cole Hedman in the fourth before taking the lead on an error in the inning. That lead was short-lived as Morris answered with a two-out, two-RBI triple by Zach Bruns to go up 4-3.
In the seventh, an error allowed Benson to tie the game at 4-4 with the game-winning run sitting at third. Sam Grussing came through with the game-winning RBI to score Patrick Minchow, giving Benson the win.
Riley Reimers was 2-for-3 in the game to lead Morris at the plate.
Morris next plays host to New London-Spicer at 6 p.m. Tuesday, June 11, at the Babe Ruth Field in Morris.
Benson 5, Morris 5
Benson....................000 300 2 – 5 6 0
Morris (0-1)............200 200 0 – 4 7 4
HITTING – Benson: Patrick Minchow 1-4 r, Sam Grussing 2-3 rbi r, Sam Lenarz 1-3 r, Cole Hedman 2-3 2b rbi-2 r… Morris: Brandon Jergenson 1-2 2b r, Zach Bruns 1-1 3b rbi-2 r, Will Bruer 1-3 2b rbi, Riley Reimers 2-3, Parker Bartels 1-1
PITCHING (ip-h-r-er-bb-k) – Benson: Grussing (W) 7-7-4-4-8-7… Morris: Zach Bruns 5-2-3-2-5-3, Josh Rohloff (L) 2-4-2-0-0-0