Despite being short with pitchers St. Patrick’s bats and defense carry them 9-4 over Shakopee
St. Patrick coach Monty Hennen has been coaching in DRS for 20 years and he said this one “might be his last” and the Irish players played well for their veteran coach last night. St. Patrick came into the game missing two pitchers forcing Dom De Luca and Jake Malz cover seven innings until closer Josh Simon got the final six outs. Despite having control issues De Luca picked up the win giving up only three runs in the three innings he pitched.
St. Patrick struck first after Seth Ambroz hit a two RBI double in the first putting them up 2-0. Nate Roberts of Shakopee responded in kind when he hit a two RBI single in the top half of the second driving in Pexa and Hahn. In the next half-inning St. Patrick added another two runs scoring Boser and La Tour.
The third inning was promising for Shakopee after going 1-2-3 defensively in the top, they followed with a run from Hohenstein bringing the score to 4-3.
Unfortunatly after the third inning errors and lack of timely hitting, Shakopee was outscored 5-1 the final six innings. St. Patrick one run each in the fourth, fifth, and sixth innings either due too a wild pitch or a throwing error in the field. Dunker padded that total off his bat in the eighth when he drove in two runs making the score 9-3. Nate Roberts scored in the ninth for Shakopee when Josh Gregor grounded into a fielders choice making the final score 9-4.
Shakopee had runners on base in scoring position almost every inning, but could only muster four runs last night.