The Jordan Hubmen(5-5) lost 6-2 last night versus the Belle Plain Tigers (6-5). Jordan started the game ranked third in the Minnesota River Conference, but after losing to the Tigers, Belle Plain has jumped ahead of them in the standings.
The Hubmen scored first when Nick Heitkamp crossed home plate after being driven in on a sacrifice by Micah Hennen in the first inning. Jordan threatened to add more runs in the second inning, but was thwarted when they had two base runners picked off thanks to the arm of Jordan Johnson. After recording seven consecutive outs Nate Beckman and the Hubmen got rattled for four runs in the third inning. Cameron Klehr and Trevor Latzke both scored in the fifth inning extending the lead 6-1. Jordan added one more run when pinch hitter Zach Bares drove in Jordan Goracke in the sixth, making the final score 6-2.
Trevor Latzke lead the way for the Tigers pitching giving up only two runs off three hits with one stikeout. Belle Plain’s defense was impressive commiting only two errors and putting away 20 of the 21 outs in the game.
Nate Beckman pitched the entire game despite giving up six runs, four of which were unearned. Coach Goracke brought up after the game that his team left some plays on the field that resulted in three costly errors.
The Tigers were coming off a 16-5 victory versus Tri-City United and have scored 22 runs the past two games. Jordan’s next in conference game will be May 14 versus New Prague.