Morris Jr. Legion Goes 2-2 At Starbuck Tournament 08 Jul 18

Brett Miller, KMRS/KKOK Sports Director

JUNIOR LEGION BASEBALL

Morris 13, Hutchinson 11
STARBUCK – Morris erased an early seven-run deficit with a nine-run third inning, and held on for a 13-11 win over Hutchinson to open the Starbuck Jr. Legion baseball tournament on Saturday.
Brandon Jergenson led the charge by going 3-3 with two RBI’s and three runs, Zach Bruns drove in three on a pair of hits, scoring once, and Tristan Raths was 2-4 with a pair of runs scored.
Cade Fehr earned the win with innings of relief, allowing three runs (two earned) on six hits, striking out seven with a walk. 

Willmar 11, Morris 1
STARBUCK – In their second game of the day, Morris was held to a lone hit in a 11-1 loss against Willmar.
Austin Berlinger had the only hit for Morris, but was saddled with the loss after tossing 4.1 innings, allowing 11 runs (six earned) on 10 hits. Willmar put together two big innings scoring five in the third, and four in the fifth to end the game after five innings. 

Paynesville 16, Morris 3
STARBUCK – Paynesville jumped out to a 14-0 lead after two innings, and went on to defeat Morris 16-3.
Morris need four pitchers to piece together five innings in the final game of a triple-header on Saturday.
Josh Rohloff was 2-2 with an RBI, Brady Backman and Brandon Jergenson each drove in a run, Backman, Colten Scheldorf, and Jacob Ulrich each scored a run.

Morris 15, New London-Spicer 5
STARBUCK – Morris used a 10-run fourth inning to break open a close game, earning a 15-5 win over New London-Spicer on Sunday.
Zach Bruns went 4-4 with four RBI’s, scoring three runs to lead the offensive onslaught. Colten Scheldorf added three RBI’s and two runs, Jack Riley was 3-3 with an RBI and three runs, and Jacob Ulrich knocked in one and scored twice.
The teams traded four-run first innings, with NL-S adding a run in the second for a 5-4 lead, it stayed that way until Morris erupted in the fourth.
Riley Reimers got the win with four innings of work, allowing five runs (four earned) on two hits, walking six and striking out five.
Morris went 2-2 in the tournament and now sit at 5-7 on the season.