Brett Miller, KMRS/KKOK Sports Director
Morris 9, Granite Falls 7
GRANITE FALLS – Morris scored runs in five of seven at-bats and hung on to earn a 9-7 victory over Granite Falls in 18U baseball on Monday night.
Granite Falls put together a five-run third innings to take 5-2 lead, but Morris answered by scoring three times in the fourth, and a pair of two-run innings in the fifth and sixth.
Cade Fehr led Morris at the plate with two RBI’s and a run scored. Austin Berlinger, Zach Bruns, Gage Tomoson and Brady Backman each had an RBI, Bruns and Josh Rohloff each scored twice.
Tristan Raths earned the win in relief of Berlinger, allowing two runs on three hits with six strikeouts over four innings. Berlinger takes a no-decision, giving up five runs on four hits over three innings.
Morris batters showed patience at the plate, drawing 14 walks on the night as the improved to 3-5 on the season.
Ayden Friese was one of four Granite Falls pitchers used and took the loss. Caleb Jans went2-4 with three RBI’s and a run at the plate.
Morris 8, Granite Falls 2
GRANITE FALLS – Three pitchers combined for a no-hitter as Morris defeated Granite Falls 8-2 in 16U baseball on Monday night.
Brenden Hardy and Dylan Rose each worked two innings, Durgin Decker struck out six over the final three hitless frames. Hardy earned the win, Rose allowed two unearned runs.
Morris jumped out front early by scoring five runs in the first, adding a run in each the third, fifth and seventh innings.
Decker had a big night at the plate going 3-4 with three RBI’s and two runs, Brett Hansen was 3-3 with a RBI and run scored, Hardy added an RBI and Rose scored two runs.
Morris picked up 10 hits as a team and moves to 5-5 on the season.