Caledonia Wins 10 Inning Battle Over Pine Island
The Caledonia Warriors were resilient in their effort in their Section 1AA elimination game Saturday. The Warriors pulled away with a 10-4 win in extra innings, as they plated seven runs in the 10th.
The Warriors started out hot, too. They score the first run of the game when Casey Storlie scored on a fly ball to center field. Payten Schott ended up getting doubled-up on the play, as he headed for second on the crack of the bat. Centerfielder, Derek Fall, made a fantastic play to start the double play.
Pine Island came back with a run of their own when Keegan Majerus hit single and came around to score on a sacrifice fly by Drew Lohmeyer. Tied at one, the Warriors scored two runs in the fourth to take a 3-1 lead.
Alex Goergen reached on a hit-by-pitch, stole second and third, and scored on a RBI single from Mason Staggemeyer.
The Panthers fought back with two runs of their own in the bottom of the fourth, and it was Majerus again with a two-RBI single to tie things up at 3.
The teams were held scoreless from the fourth all the way to the 10th, where the Warriors busted the game open. Seven straight batters reached base, and they all came around to score, giving the Warriors a 10-4 victory.
Tate Miners pitched in relief, going 6 1/3 innings of relief and getting the victory en route to being name KFIL Player of the Game for Caledonia. Majerus was the KFIL Player of the Game for Pine Island, going 2-5, with two RBI and a run scored.