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Cubs split high-scoring twinbill with Garrison

Posted 7/12/16 (Tue)

Cubs split high-scoring twinbill with Garrison

By Jody Michael
Bradon Peterson hit a one-out, two-run single in the bottom of the seventh inning to score Isaac Ellingson and Joran Oien and give Crosby’s American Legion baseball team a 14-13 win over Garrison in the first game of a doubleheader Thursday at Vournas Field.
Garrison scored seven runs in the first two innings, but Crosby put up two runs in the first and eight in the third to take a 10-7 lead.
Peterson added a run in the fourth to answer a Garrison tally from the top of the inning.
The Titans mounted a five-run comeback in the top of the seventh prior to the Cubs’ game-winner.
Ellingson scattered 12 hits and four walks over a complete-game effort on the mound, striking out six.
Oien was 3 for 4 at the plate, while Ellingson had a team-high four RBIs.
The nightcap had the opposite result: Crosby scored five in the fifth to turn a two-run deficit into a three-run lead, but Garrison came back with four in the bottom of the inning.
Evan Eriksmoen gave up 15 hits and three walks while striking out three.
“The Garrison games were close and exciting,” coach Monte Ellingson said. “Evan and Isaac did a good job on the mound throwing strikes and giving us a chance to win.”
The second game ended an inning early due to darkness.
Crosby stranded a runner on second in the sixth after leaving two runners in scoring position in each of the first three innings.
Isaac Ellingson had three hits for Crosby. Aidan Eriksmoen and Tyler Deering each scored twice.
Cubs fall to Hettinger, 10-2
Crosby scored only twice while Hettinger plated four runs in the first inning alone on the way to defeating the Cubs, 10-2, on July 6 at Watford City.
The planned doubleheader was abandoned after just six innings of one game due to steady rainfall. Hettinger will be credited with two wins.
“We had four kids who had not seen the field in two weeks in the Hettinger game,” Monte Ellingson said. “Our bats did not show up in that game.”
Alex Bailey had the lone hit for the Cubs; his hitting streak ultimately ended Thursday at six games.
Aidan Eriksmoen tossed all six innings and allowed 12 runs while walking six and striking out two batters.
Isaac Ellingson reached base on an error and scored on a passed ball in the first inning. Evan Eriksmoen scored the Cubs’ other run in the sixth.
The Cubs visited Stanley on Tuesday and will host Hazen on Thursday at 4 p.m. to conclude their regular-season schedule.
The region tournament is next week, Tuesday through Saturday, at Shiloh Christian School in Bismarck.

Thursday
Crosby 14, Garrison 13
Garrison    5 2 0 1 0 0 5    --    13    12    4
Crosby    2 0 8 1 0 0 3    --    14    10    4
Batteries: Sam Larson, Jonah Larson (3), Ty Zacharias (7) and Noah Sloka, Sam Larson (7); Isaac Ellingson and Alex Bailey.
Garrison 10, Crosby 9
Crosby    1 1 1 1 5 0    --    9    10    2
Garrison    0 0 3 3 4 X    --    10    15    4
Batteries: Evan Eriksmoen and Alex Bailey; Nash Wimer, Clay Bendickson (3) and Noah Sloka.
July 6
Hettinger 10, Crosby 2
Hettinger    4 1 0 3 2 0    --    10    12    2
Crosby    1 0 0 0 0 1    --    2    1    1
Batteries: Branden Pierce, Jarod Mattis (5) and Cole Osendorf; Aidan Eriksmoen and Alex Bailey.
West Region Standings
    Region        Overall
    W    L    W    L
Surrey    16    1    20    3
Hazen    14    1    19    1
Kidder County    12    4    12    6
Bismarck    10    5    11    5
Renville County    11    6    12    9
Makoti    5    7    6    9
Hettinger    5    9    7    9
Burlington    5    10    5    13
Stanley    3    11    4    11
Garrison    3    13    4    19
Crosby    2    16    2    21