A five run second inning by the A’s propelled the Colman Amateur baseball team to their second straight win over cross county rival, Flandreau, on Sunday night, 11-1, in seven innings to complete the season sweep after a 3-0 win back on June 4th.
The Cardinals opened the scoring in the first inning with their lone run on a double steal by Rick Weber and Beau Severtson that scored the latter of the two to give the Cardinals the early lead, 1-0.
Colman went down in order in the bottom of the first inning off Flandreau starter Luke Gassman, but he didn’t have such luck in the second inning.
Aaron Entringer led off the second with the A’s first hit but was later picked off first base by catcher Brooks Cross. The running blunder didn’t hinder Colman as the next five batters reached base, which included an error that tied the game and a two RBI single by John Roesler that gave the A’s the lead, 3-1.
After a strikeout of Jake Otkin, the A’s plated two more runs thanks to back to back RBI singles by Deon Entringer and Paul Clark that gave the A’s a 5-1 lead.
The A’s tacked on three more runs in the bottom of the third on an RBI single by Adam Fritz that scored Aaron Entringer and another two RBI single by Roesler that plated Fritz and Keenan Soyland.
The score remained 8-1 until the bottom of the sixth inning. Roesler led off the inning with his third hit of the night, this time a double to left center field. He later came around to score on single up the middle by Billy Stitz. Stitz and Paul Clark scored on the next pitch when Aaron Entringer drove a double to wall to give the A’s a ten run lead, 11-1.
The Cardinals tried to keep the game going in the top of the seventh with back to back walks to Drew Weber and Buck Bauske, but Deon Entringer was able to strike out Gassman and get Cross to ground into a fielder’s choice to end the game via the mercy rule.
Entringer went all seven innings on the mound for Colman, allowing just one run on five hits, walking four and striking out eight Cardinal batters.
Gassman also pitched a complete game, allowing 11 runs (10 earned) on 13 hits, while walking four and striking out four A’s batters.
Roesler paced the A’s, going 3-3 with four RBI and two runs scored, while Deon and Aaron Entringer each went 3-4. Fritz collected two hits in his three at bats, scoring two runs and knocking in one.
Zach Weber was the only Cardinal to collect multiple hits on the night going 2-3 for Flandreau. Rick Weber, Drew Weber, and Nic Behrens each had a single a piece to round out the Cardinal’s offense.
The win improves Colman’s league record to 5-6, while the loss drops Flandreau to 5-8 in Cornbelt League action. Each team played a game last night before going on a week break for the Independence Day holiday.