Cadet baseball team downed by New Hampton, Waverly-SR
Wed, 06/27/2018 - 12:56pm admin
Nate Troy Sports Editor
CRESCO - A late rally by the Crestwood baseball team fell short as New Hampton held on to beat the Cadets, 8-3, on June 18 in New Hampton.
Playing a strong Waverly-Shell Rock squad at home on June 21, the Cadets took an early 5-2 lead before the Go-Hawks rallied in the late innings to win, 10-6.
NH 8, Cadets 3
New Hampton took an early 4-0 lead and held off a late charge by Crestwood to down the Cadets, 8-3, on June 18.
The Chickasaws led 4-0 after three innings before the Cadets tallied two runs in the fifth. New Hampton came back with two runs each in the fifth and sixth innings.
“Frank Hrdlicka pitched a good game for us,” Cadet Head Coach Gary Steffen said. “New Hampton hit the ball well early. After a short weather delay, we had a spark on offense and scored two runs in the fifth to cut New Hampton’s lead, but then they answered back.
“We battled hard against a quality New Hampton team, but we couldn’t find the luck to go our way. On the positive side, we fought hard and didn’t roll over. We’re continuing to gain some experience, and we’re moving up the ladder. Despite losing the game, I can see improvement from our guys,” Steffen said.
Colter Bye and Frank Hrdlicka each had one hit. Reid Wiley tallied one hit, one run and one run batted in. Carter Henry and Kade Munkel each had one hit and one run. Shane Vokaty had one double and one RBI.
Hrdlicka was the losing pitcher. He went five innings, allowed seven hits, six earned runs, two walks and struck out five. Carter Henry went one inning, allowed one hit, two runs (no earned runs), two walks and struck out one.
Score by innings
CW 0 0 0 0 2 0 1 - 3
NH 1 2 1 0 2 2 x - 8
W-SR 10, Cadets 6
Facing off against Waverly-SR at home on June 21, the Cadets grabbed a 5-2 lead after two innings before the Go-Hawks scored two runs in the fifth and six runs in the sixth to notch a 10-6 win.
“This was one of the best starts we’ve had to a game this year,” Steffen said referring to Crestwood’s early 5-2 lead. “Starting pitcher Carter Henry threw excellent, and reliever Gabe Grabau pitched well in the rain.
“Our defense had some major hiccups. The errors we had made Carter throw more pitches than he needed to. We need to make life easier for our pitchers,” Steffen said.
The coach noted that he was pleased to see the Cadets hit the ball well. Crestwood finished with eight hits.
“Looking at the bright side, we hit the ball well, and things were clicking for us on offense,” Steffen said. “We were right there against Waverly. If we could have made a few more plays on defense, the game could have changed for the better. I’m glad to see that our guys are keeping their heads up and looking at the positive aspects.”
Colter Bye posted a solid game at the plate with three hits, one run, two RBI and three stolen bases. Shane Vokaty tallied two hits, three runs, one RBI and two stolen bases.
Carter Henry and Reid Wiley each had one single. Jon Henry had one single and one RBI. Jared Haskin and Bryden Juelsgaard each scored one run.
Gabe Grabau was the losing pitcher. He pitched two innings in relief, allowed two hits, six runs (one earned) and two walks. Starter Carter Henry pitched five innings, allowed three hits, four runs (no earned runs), two walks and struck out two.
Score by innings
WSR 0 2 0 0 2 6 0 - 10
CW 2 3 0 0 0 1 0 - 6