GOING TO THE GAME
The state tournament is scheduled for Principal Park through the 2020 season. Future tentative dates are:
2013 — July 26-27, 29-August 3
2014 — July 25-26, 28-August 2
2015 — July 24-25, 27-August 1
Two-time defending state champion Martensdale-St. Marys scored twice with two outs in the seventh inning and tallied five runs in the eighth to upset top-seeded Algona Garrigan 7-3 in the 1A semifinals at Principal Park on Thursday night.
Garrett Gehringer led off the eighth with a single and advanced to third on a double off the bat of David Walker. Trent Dooley laid a bunt single down the third base line on a suicide squeeze to bring in Gehringer for the go ahead run. J.D. Nielsen walked to load the bases for Zeb Noel, who collected his third hit of the game with a bases clearing triple splitting the gap in right-center. The Blue Devils would get another on a RBI-single from Robert Walker.
Bishop Garrigan would get one run in the home half of the eighth. Alex Boisjolie knocked a triple and came around to score on a RBI-single from Andrew McGuire.
Eddy Kraber (10-0) pitched all eight innings to earn the win. The sophomore allowed all three runs (two earned) on seven hits, walked two and struck out eight.
Austin Vaske (11-2) suffered the loss, allowing all seven runs on nine hits and striking out eight.
Noel went 3-for-4 with three RBI and Robert Walker went 2-for-4 with two RBI as the only Blue Devils to tally a multi-hit game.
Josh Burns gave Bishop Garrigan the first lead of the game with two-run single down the third base line scoring Vaske and Zach Keith. Vaske singled and Keith reached on an error earlier in the inning.
MSTM launched a two-out, three-hit rally in the seventh to even up the score. Robert Walker ripped a double in the gap between right and center that scored Gage Gavin, who was courtesy running for Noel. Josh Defenbaugh followed with base hit passed a diving Jake Kollasch at second base that scored Robert Walker.
The Golden Bears went quietly in the home half of the seventh sending the game in to extras.
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