Baseball | Errors doom Spartans against East
A four-run second-inning gave Mankato East a big lead, and Rochester Mayo never was able to rally, giving the Cougars a 7-5 Big Nine Conference baseball win Tuesday night.
Mayo out-hit East 9-5, but the Cougars got the timely hits and took advantage of a whopping nine Mayo errors.
"Yes, we made nine errors, and there is no excuse for that," Mayo coach Tom Senne said. "You will never win a game making nine errors. Sad thing is, we had a chance to win the game. We had the go-ahead run at the plate to end the game."
The Spartans also left 10 runners on base. "We just weren't a solid team today," Senne said.
Michael Stubbs took the pitching loss. He went two innings, allowing five runs (four earned) on three hits.
Ethan Sawallisch went 2-for-2 with an RBI and a run scored to lead the Spartans. Carter Paulson had a double and an RBI. Mitchell McCarty added a hit, an RBI and two runs scored.
Mayo dropped to 5-4 overall. The Spartans return to action Thursday at home against Owatonna.
Mankato East 7, Mayo 5
Mayo: Ethan Sawallisch 2-for-2, 1 RBI, 1 R; Carter Paulson 1-for-3, 1 2B, 1 RBI; Chad Korte 1-for-3, 1 RBI; Jared Campbell 1-for-4, 1 RBI; Thomas Krause 1-for-2, 1 R; Mitchell McCarty 1-for-4, 1 RBI, 2 R; Michael Stubbs 1-for-4, 1 R. Pitchers:Micheal Stubbs (LP) 2 IP, 3 H, 5 R, 4 ER, 2 BB, 0 K; Carter Paulson 4 IP, 2 H, 2 R, 1 ER, 0 BB, 0 K.
Mankato East: Brady DesLauriers 1-for-3, 1 RBI, 2 R; Sam Ahrens 1-for-4, 1 2B, 2 RBI; Luke Makovsky 1-for-2, 1 2B, 1 R; Jack Clifford 2-for-4, 1 2B, 1 RBI, 1 R. Pitchers:Alec Batson (WP) 5.2 IP, 7 H, 3 R, 2 ER, 2 BB, 7 K; Sam Ahrens 1.1 IP, 3 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 0 BB, 0 K.