Ravens split in amateur baseballThe St. Croix Ravens split two conference games in Solon Spring over the weekend.
The St. Croix Ravens split two conference games in Solon Spring over the weekend.
In the opening game Saturday afternoon, the Ravens were shut out by Brill, 9-0. Brill starter Arnie Bartes held the Ravens to five hits and struck out six to earn a complete game shutout.
Scot Arganbright was the lone bright spot for the Ravens. going 3-for-4 at the plate.
On Sunday, the Ravens redeemed themselves with a 4-3 win over the Cumberland Islanders in 13 innings.
Trailing 3-1 going into the bottom of the ninth, SCR managed to load the bases to begin the inning. Arganbright then scorched a double to right center field, scoring Rich Hailey. Darren Gordon looked to have scored the tying run, but the plate umpire determined Gordon had missed the plate, so the score was cut to 3-2 with one out.
Vince Viggiano was intentionally walked to load the bases. Brad Glassmaker followed with a walk to score Kris Minor and tie the game. The rally was thwarted, however, as Dale Rajala lined out hard to the second baseman, and Arganbright was doubled up at third.
The game went to extra innings tied at 3-3, and it remained that way until the 13th inning. Minor led off with a single and Arganbright and Viggiano bunted for base hits to load the bases once again for Glassmaker. Glassmaker delivered a bloop single to left center, scoring Minor and sealing the walk-off win.
Arganbright and Viggiano led SCR at the plate collecting four hits apiece. Glassmaker collected three hits while driving in two.
Ravens’ starter Tim Bouvine got the no-decision, working eight innings and giving up one earned run on five hits while striking out five. Dale Rajala earned the win in three innings of hitless relief.
St. Croix is now 13-6 overall and 4-5 in the conference. The Ravens host the Haugen Hornets on Saturday at 1 p.m. in Solon before traveling to Stanberry to face the Giants at 1 p.m. Sunday. Both games are Indy League games.
Proctor Padres 7,
Port Wing Boilers 0
Kyle Hall pitched a complete game shutout as the Proctor Padres won an Upper 13 League baseball game at Proctor on Sunday. Hall scattered six hits while striking out nine and walking none. He also contributed two RBI-singles and scored one run.
Joe Collier had three hits and an RBI for the Padres, and Tim Nylund was 2-for-2.
Proctor improves to 5-2 in the Upper 13 League with the win while Port Wing drops to 0-7.