Extra-inning heartbreak for Warriors
Thursday, July 18, 2013 5:29 AM
Earlier in the season, the South Winn baseball team fell to Sumner-Fred 2-1.
Christian Kleve makes contact with the pitch in a recent game. Kleve is one of several Warrior starters back next season. (Photo by Jennifer Bissell)
That same fate fell upon the Warriors Tuesday night in the Class 2A district 7 semifinal, as Sumner-Fred ended South Winn's season with a 2-1 win in eight innings.
The Warriors ended the season 26-7 overall.
Sumner-Fred (23-9) moves to face New Hampton (24-8) in the district final Saturday.
What happened Tuesday
Tuesday night was a battle between two strong pitchers. In the end, Sumner-Fred was able to do just enough to get the win in extra frames. The Cougars broke through first with a run in the bottom of the third inning. South Winn responded in the top of the fourth when Isaac Taylor had an RBI single. However, the Cougars got a run in the bottom of the eighth for the win.
The Warriors had just three hits. Jordan Rommes was 2-for-4 with a double, completing the season with a .500 batting average. Isaac Taylor had the other hit, an RBI single. Colton Hageman walked and had a stolen base. Trevor Schweinefus walked twice.
Schweinefus took the loss. He went all eight innings, allowing five hits and striking out five.
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