FC/L baseball team to end regular season with six games this week

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BILL BENTSON
NEWS LEADER

Spring sports teams are finding it hard to get games in and the Fillmore Central/Lanesboro baseball team is no exception.  This past week the team managed to get three games completed and will finish off the regular season this week with six.

On Tuesday, May 8, the guys lost a doubleheader to La Crescent 4-0 and 4-2 and then on Thursday they lost to St. Charles 9-3.  With the three losses the team is now 3-4 in Three Rivers Conference play and 3-4 overall.

On Tuesday of this week the team was scheduled to travel to Rushford-Peterson for two games, Thursday the guys are at home for one game with Wabasha-Kellogg, Friday they are at Dover-Eyota to make-up a suspended game with the Eagles and Saturday they are at home with a doubleheader against Caledonia.

The playoffs start next week.

In game one against the Lancers, the Falcons didn’t have their hitting hats on.  FCL could only muster three hits in this contest, one each for Corson, Colten Kraling and Nate Haugerud.  Corson and Kraling scored the runs and Haugerud had an RBI.

Kraling pitched a fine game, allowing only four hits, four runs, two earned, and struck out one and walked one.  The Falcons’ defense committed three errors in the game.

FCL scored both of their runs in the first inning, but only had one base-runner after that first inning.

FCL 2-0-0-0-0 = 2-3-3, LOB 2

LaC 0-0-1-3-x = 4-4-0, LOB 2

If the hitting hats were off in the first game, they ended up being lost in the second game against La Crescent.  The Falcons could only come up with two hits in game two.  In the five innings of play, FCL only sent 16 players to the plate.  Coming up with the hits were Logan Corson and Hadrian Williams.

On the mound Corson went 3-2/3 innings, allowing five hits, four runs (all earned) and three walks while striking out two.  Caden Anderson did a great job in relief of Corson.  He pitched 1-1/3 innings, giving up just one hit and striking out one.

LaC 0-2-0-2-0 = 4-6-0, LOB 5

FCL 0-0-0-0-0 = 0-2-1, LOB 1

The hitting was a little bit better on Thursday against St. Charles.  The Falcons came up with six hits, one each for Carson Schwichtenberg, Kraling, Ryli Tostenson, Brady Ristau, Williams and Anderson.  Ristau’s hit was a two-run homer in the top of the seventh inning.  Ian Shupe ran for Carter Johnson (walked) and scored on Ristau’s dinger.  Anderson scored the other FCL run on Kraling’s double in the sixth inning.

Cody Schoenmann pitched the first four innings of the game and took the loss.  He gave up six hits, eight runs (all earned) and five walks while striking out three.  Johnson pitched the final two innings.  He gave up three hits, one run (also earned), struck out two and walked three.

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