Mustangs comes out strong in Region 6 Baseball tournament

Kari Gibb/MDN Surrey junior Andrew Eby (18) slides under the glove of Velva/Drake-Anamoose sophomore Luke Selzler when he stole second base

The Surrey Mustangs held on to beat a tough Aggies squad and then pounced on Garrison who had defeated Bishop Ryan earlier in the day.

Surrey 3, Velva/Drake-Anamoose 2

In a very tight game, the Surrey Mustangs were able to hold on to a 3-2 win over Velva/Drake-Anamoose Aggies.

Junior Bryten Vetter, senior Kanoa Munus, juniors Andrew Eby, Luke Wegner and sophomore Conrad Walsh were each able to get a hit in the game. Vetter had one RBI and Eby had two as the difference in the game. Eby also pitched six and two-thirds innings and allowed two runs on two hits with zero runs in the earned run column. The Mustangs were 5-for-25 at the plate in the game and had four errors.

The Aggies had hits by sophomore Carson Kittleson and junior Reggie Brunner in the game. The team was 2-for-24 with only one error in the game. Freshman Wesley Nickelson pitched six innings and allowed three runs on five hits. He also walked four batters and tallied seven strikeouts.

Garrison 6, Bishop Ryan 3

Garrison sophomore Grady Crawford was 3-for-4 and fellow sophomore Gaige Roberts was 2-for-4 in the matchup with Bishop Ryan, but the bigger stat was the four RBIs that Crawford tallied in a game where the Lions outhit the Troopers and lost. Garrison was 8-for-27 batting as a team. Junior Matthew Jochim pitched seven innings with three runs on ten hits with an earned run mark of two in the game.

Sophomore Jack Passa and junior Jett Lundeen were both 2-for-4 while juniors Ramsey Walz and Boden Erck were 2-for-3 in a game where hits did not equal runs. Bishop Ryan was 10-for-29 in the game with only two players walked and three struck out but only scored three runs. The Lions had more errors (3) than RBIs (2) in the effort.

Passa pitched four and one-third innings and he allowed six runs on five hits with an earned run tally of four. Lundeen pitched two and two-thirds innings in relief and allowed no runs on three hits. Each pitcher had three strikeouts.

Velva/Drake-Anamoose 7, Bishop Ryan 6

Velva/Drake-Anamoose R Brunner was 2-for-3 while junior Benjamin Schepp, Kittleson, senior Patrick Effertz, junior Mason McPeak and sophomore Mason Kraft each added a hit in the game. The hits pushed six RBIs as the team was 7-for-26 batting in the game. Brunner pitched five and one-third innings and allowed six runs on ten hits in the game. He walked three batters but struck out five. Kraft pitched one and two-thirds innings and allowed no runs on one hit in relief.

Lundeen was 4-for-4 and junior Bennet Warren was 2-for-3 in the second game of the Region 6 tournament. As a team, Bishop Ryan was 11-for-28 but had four errors at inopportune moments. Junior Drew Zwak pitched four innings and allowed seven runs on seven hits with an earned run total of six. He walked three batters and struck out two in the effort. Lundeen pitched two innings and allowed no runs, no hits and struck out two batters and walked none.

Surrey 10, Garrison 3

Walsh was 3-for-4, Munus was 2-for-5 and junior Elijah Erickson was 2-for-3 in the Mustangs win over the Garrison Troopers 10-3 at Corbett field.

As a team, Surrey was 10-for-30 with Vetter, sophomore Isaac Shervan and Eby adding hits. Munus pitched six and two-thirds innings and allowed two runs on four hits, adding 14 strikeouts to the tally. Junior Marcus Hughes pitched one-third inning in relief and allowed one run on one hit to end the game.

Garrison was 5-for-28 as a team. Junior Treyson Ighlehart was 3-for-4 and sophomore Brody Seidler was 2-for-3 in the game. Iglehart pitched two innings and allowed six runs on four hits with an earned run mark of one run. Crawford pitched five innings in relief and allowed four runs on six hits with an earned run mark of four in the game.


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