Baseball: Eagles top Tigers, remain unbeaten
The No. 2-ranked Rochester Lourdes baseball team remained unbeaten, ripping 12 hits Tuesday in a 10-3 Hiawatha Valley League win over Stewartville.
The Eagles are now 17-0 this spring.
Stewartville did manage to snap the Eagles' streak of allowing one run or fewer in five straight games. The Tigers managed nine hits.
A five-run fourth inning powered the Lourdes offense. Mitch Brandhagen had a big game, going 2-for-3 with two triples, two RBIs and two runs scored. Daniel Burriss, Henry Wittren, Adam Ellingson and Nick Hanson all had two hits apiece. Burriss had a double, a triple and two RBIs, while Wittren had a double and two RBIs. Hanson added two RBIs, while Zach Hillman chipped in with three runs scored and two stolen bases.
Tyler Smidt paced Stewartville, going 3-for-4 with a double and a run scored. Coton Miller and Luke Schmidt added two hits apiece.
Burriss secured the pitching win for Lourdes, tossing four innings. He allowed one earned run on five hits, while striking out five.
Carter Sveen took the loss for Stewartville after going 2 2/3 innings and allowing three earned runs.
Lourdes 10, Stewartville 3
Stewartville: Max Runkle 1-for-3, 2B, 1 R; Coton Miller 2-for-3; Tyler Smidt 3-for-4, 1 2B, 1 R; Luke Schmidt 2-for-4; Adam Gehling 1-for-3. Pitchers:Carter Sveen 2 2/3 IP, 4 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 1 BB; Taylor Hagstrom (LP) 3 1/3 IP, 8 H, 7 R, 6 ER, 1 BB, 2 K.
Lourdes: Zach Hillman 1-for-2, 1 2B, 3 R, 2 SB; Daniel Burriss 2-for-4, 1 2B, 1 3B, 2 RBI; Henry Wittren 2-for-3, 1 2B, 2 RBI, 1 R; Adam Ellingson 2-for-4, 1 R, 1 SB; James Ustby 1-for-3, 2 RBI, 1 R; Nick Hanson 2-for-4, 2 RBI, 1 R; Mitch Brandhagen 2-for-3, 2 3B, 2 RBI, 2 R. Pitchers:Ben Walston 3 IP, 4 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 3 BB, 3 K; Daniel Burriss (WP) 4 IP, 5 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 1 BB, 4 K.