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20082008 SpringfieldSpringfield TigersTigers ResultsResults

Date

Opponent

Location

Time

Result

Sunday, April 27

Mountain Lake

Springfield

2:00 pm

Scrimmage

Sunday, May 4

Lamberton

Springfield

2:00 pm

L, 13-4

League

Saturday, May 10

Milroy

Milroy

7:30 pm

rain-out

Exhibition

Sunday, May 11

Essig

Essig

2:00 pm

L, 5-4

League

Saturday, May 17

Fairfax

Fairfax

3:00 pm

W, 8-5

Exhibition

Sunday, May 18

St. James

St. James

2:00 pm

W, 11-4

League

Friday, May 23

Sleepy Eye

Springfield

8:00 pm

L, 11-1

League

Sunday, May 25

Stark

Springfield

7:30 pm

W, 12-2

League

Monday, May 26

Gibbon

Springfield

2:00 pm

W, 4-2

League

Friday, May 30

Lamberton

Lamberton

8:00 pm

L, 4-3

League

Sunday, June 1

Hanska

Hanska

2:00 pm

W, 2-0

League

Wednesday, June 4

Leavenworth

Leavenworth

8:00 pm

L, 1-0

League

Saturday, June 7

Winsted

St. Stephen

12:15 pm

L, 5-1

Omann Insurance Invitational

Saturday, June 7

St. Martin

St. Stephen

4:30 pm

L, 9-0

Omann Insurance Invitational

Sunday, June 8

Sartell

Sartell

11:00 am

L, 8-0

Omann Insurance Invitational

Saturday, June 14

Gibbon

Gibbon

3:00 pm

W, 8-7

League

Sunday, June 15

Searles

Springfield

7:30 pm

W, 7-6

League

Wednesday, June 18

Essig

Springfield

8:00 pm

W, 5-4

League

Friday, June 20

Hanska

Springfield

8:00 pm

L, 2-0

League

Sunday, June 22

Sleepy Eye

Sleepy Eye

2:00 pm

L, 3-2

League

Friday, June 27

St. James

Springfield

8:00 pm

W, 7-5

League

Sunday, June 29

New Ulm

Springfield

8:00 pm

W, 11-0

League

Wednesday, July 2

Redwood Falls

Springfield

8:00 pm

W, 4-3

League

Monday, July 7

Redwood Falls

Redwood Falls

8:30 pm

W, 2-1

League

Wednesday, July 9

Leavenworth

Springfield

8:00 pm

L, 5-3

League

Friday, July 11

New Ulm

New Ulm

8:00 pm

L, 9-2

League

Sunday, July 13

Searles

Searles

2:00 pm

W, 3-2

League

Sunday, July 13

Stark

Stark

6:30 pm

W, 6-2

League

Friday, July 25

Searles

Springfield

8:00 pm

L, 3-2

Playoffs - R2

Sunday, July 27

Searles

Hanska

2:00 pm

W, 9-3

Playoffs - R2

Tuesday, July 29

Searles

Springfield

8:00 pm

L, 5-3

Playoffs - R2

Searles Springfield 8:00 pm L, 5-3 Playoffs - R2 Record Record   W L Per. Overall

RecordRecord

 

W

L

Per.

Overall

15

14

0.517

League

13

9

0.591

Playoffs

1

2

0.333

Home

7

6

0.538

Road

8

8

0.500

Day

6

6

0.500

Night

9

8

0.529

Total Runs <5

2

2

0.500

Total Runs 5-10

5

9

0.357

Total Runs 11-15

8

2

0.800

Total Runs >15

0

1

0.000

One Run Games

6

5

0.545

Extra Innings

0

1

0.000

Long Eighth the Difference as Tigers Drop Opener

5/4/08

The Springfield Tigers opened their 2008 season at Riverside Park facing their rival Lamberton Long Sox. It was a well played game for both teams, except for the top of the eighth inning in which the Long Sox batted 15 and the wheels just plain fell off for Springfield. A highlight for the home team was a long home run by Dave Groebner in his first game for the Tigers since 1999.

The Long Sox were first on the board in the top of the third inning, taking advantage of a lead-off walk, a sacrifice bunt and three straight singles to plate two runs and take a 2-0 lead. Colby Pack started on the mound for Lamberton and held the Tigers hitless until the bottom of the fourth. Adam Beers led off with a base hit. Brady Schwab followed with a single before Groebner launched a blast over the right field fence for a three-run homer, giving Springfield the lead 3-2.

The Tigers extended the lead in their half of the fifth. Bob Fink got on with a one-out single. Schwab came through with another hit. This time a triple to right-center, plating Fink and pushing the Tiger tally to 4. Matt Tews kept the score at 4-2 through six innings. Andy Neidt came on to pitch in the top of the seventh and surrendered two runs on two Long Sox hits and a hit batter.

Springfield had an opportunity to break the 4-4 tie in the bottom of the inning when Marty Brandl led off with a double. Fink followed with a single. Schwab was intentionally walked to load the bases with one out setting up the double-play. Lamberton was able to get out of the inning getting Groebner and Tews for the final two outs ending the Tiger scoring opportunity.

Things got crazy in the Lamberton eighth. They batted ten before the first out was recorded. Neidt faced four batters before giving way to Jesse Berg. The Long Sox took advantage of five walks and a hit batter, combined with five hits to plate 9 runs pushing the score to 13-4, which was the final.

Andy Neidt took the loss in his Springfield mound debut. The Tigers will look to build on the positives from the opener and return to action next weekend with a pair of games. Saturday night they travel to Milroy to take on the Yankees in an exhibition game. Then they'll head over to Essig for a Mother's Day match up against the Bluejays.

Linescore

 

1

2

3

4

5

6

7

8

9

R

H

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Lamberton

0

0

2

0

0

0

2

9

0

13

15

0

11

Springfield

0

0

0

3

1

0

0

0

0

4

9

2

7

Springfield Box

 

AB

R

H RBI

BB

SO

 

Fink, RF

5

1

2

0

0

0

Beers, LF

5

1

1

0

0

2

Schwab, 2B/3B

3

1

2

1

1

1

3B

Groebner, DH

3

1

1

3

1

1

HR

Neidt, 1B/P

-

-

-

-

-

-

Tews, P/1B/2B

3

0

0

0

0

0

HP

C. Sturm, CF

3

0

2

0

1

1

Krebs, CF

-

-

-

-

-

-

Berg, 3B/P

3

0

0

0

0

1

SAC

Haseleu, SS

4

0

0

0

0

0

C. Moritz, C

3

0

0

0

0

1

Brandl, PH

1

0

1

0

0

0

2B

33

4

9

4

3

7

IP

H

R

ER

BB

SO

 

Tews

6

8

2

2

1

5

Neidt (L, 0-1)

1

3

6

6

3

0

Berg

2

4

5

4

2

1

Bluejays Score Three in Bottom of Ninth to Top Tigers

5/11/08

Springfield traveled to Essig on Sunday afternoon for a Mother's Day match-up against the Essig Bluejays. The Tigers were scheduled to play an exhibition game in Milroy on Saturday, but the game was canceled due to rain. Matt Baier and Brandon Wilhelmi returned to the lineup after finishing their college baseball seasons during the past week.

Matt Tews made his second start in the young season. Essig started the scoring in the bottom of the third when they bunched together a two-out walk, a base hit and a double to take a 1-0 lead. The Bluejays extended their lead in the bottom of the sixth with two hits and the help of a Tiger error.

Brent Haseleu started the top of the seventh with a bunt single. Baier and Bob Fink drew walks to load the bases with two outs. Chris Sturm gave the Tigers the lead when he smashed a triple to deep center field, clearing the bases, and making the score 3-2. Essig threatened, getting a one-out double in both the seventh and eighth innings, but were unable to plate any additional runs off of Tews.

Marty Brandl started the Tiger half of the ninth with a pinch-hit single. Baier reached base on a Bluejay error while attempting a sacrifice bunt. Fink came through with a clutch one-out double to give Springfield a two run lead. Wilhelmi came on in relief of Tews in the bottom of the ninth. A Springfield error got the ball rolling for the Bluejays. Four out of the next five Essig batters reached with base-hits. With two outs, the winning run came around to score on a close play at the plate giving the Bluejays the win, 5-4.

Brandon Wilhelmi was the losing pitcher for Springfield. Wilhelmi and the Tigers will look to get into the win column next weekend. Saturday afternoon they travel to Fairfax to take on the Cardinals in an exhibition game. Sunday they will continue Tomahawk East League play with a contest in St. James.

Linescore

 

1

2

3

4

5

6

7

8

9

R

H

E LOB

Springfield

0

0

0

0

0

0

3

0

1

4

10

3

10

Essig

0

0

1

0

0

1

0

0

3

5

13

1

11

Springfield Box

 

AB

R

H RBI

 

BB

SO

Baier, 3B

 

3

1

0

0

1

2

SAC

Beers, RF

4

0

1

0

0

1

HP

Fink, DH/C

4

1

1

1

1

0

2B

Neidt, 1B

-

-

-

-

-

-

C.

Sturm, LF

5

0

1

3

0

2

3B

Tews, P/1B

 

5

0

2

0

0

2

B.

Wilhelmi, C/P

4

0

3

0

0

0

2B

Diede, 2B

 

4

0

0

0

0

2

Haseleu, SS

3

1

1

0

1

0

C.

Moritz, CF

3

1

0

0

0

2

Brandl, PH

1

0

1

0

0

0

 

36

4

10

4

3

11

IP

H

R

ER

BB

SO

Tews

8

9

2

1

1

9

Wilhelmi (L, 0-1)

2/3

4

3

1

0

0

Springfield Overcomes Early Errors to Defeat Fairfax

5/17/08

It was a breezy, sunny mid-May Saturday afternoon as the Tigers traveled to Fairfax to battle the Cardinals. Things didn't start out too well defensively as Springfield committed four errors in the first four innings, but even after digging the early hole, "give-up" was not in the Tiger vocabulary. Ryan Sturm made his first appearance of the season after finishing up his college baseball career at St. Cloud State University.

Jake Miesen took the hill for the visitors and surrendered single runs in each of the first four innings. Only two of the four runs were earned due to the four errors in those first four frames.

Springfield got on the scoreboard in the top of the third. Miesen was hit by a pitch and Andy Neidt reached on an error. Brandon Wilhelmi moved the runners to second and third with a sacrifice bunt. Sturm came through with a two-out single to plate two, making the score 3-2. The Tigers got their third run of the game in the fifth with a couple two-out hits. Brent Haseleu reached on a single and Sturm followed with a blast over the centerfielder's head for a triple.

Springfield tied the game at four in their half of the sixth when Matt Baier led off with a single. Marty Brandl moved him up with a sacrifice bunt. Bryant Krebs hit a single moving Baier to third. Then Miesen helped himself out by laying down a great squeeze bunt. The Tigers took the lead in the top of the seventh, taking advantage of two batters being hit by pitches and base hits by Haseleu and Bob Fink. Miesen settled in to allow just two hits during his final three innings of work, leaving the game after seven innings with a 6-4 lead.

Neidt entered the game in the bottom of the eighth and retired the side in order. Springfield picked up a couple insurance runs in the top of the ninth. Wilhelmi started things with a double. Sturm drew a one-out walk. Fink drove in two more runs with a big double, pushing the lead to four, 8-4. Neidt allowed a single run in the bottom of the ninth, but earned a save since he had entered the game with just a two-run lead. Miesen notched his first win of the young season.

The Tigers will get right back at it tomorrow afternoon, continuing their league schedule with a 2pm contest in St. James. The A's come into the game with a 2-0 record. Springfield will look to hand them their first loss and earn their first win in league play during the 2008 season. We'll see you at the ballpark!

 

Linescore

 

1

2

3

4

5

6

7

8

9

R

H

E LOB

Springfield

0

0

2

0

1

1

2

0

2

8

11

4

8

Fairfax

1

1

1

1

0

0

0

0

1

5

11

1

12

 

Springfield Box

 

AB

R

H RBI

 

BB

SO

 

Wilhelmi, C/CF

 

3

2

1

0

0

0

SAC, HP

 

Haseleu, 2B

5

2

2

0

0

1

R.

Sturm, 3B

3

1

2

3

1

0

3B, HP

 

Fink, DH/C

 

5

0

2

3

0

1

2B

C.

Moritz, CF

-

-

-

-

-

-

Baier, SS

 

4

1

2

0

1

0

3B

Brandl, RF

4

0

1

0

0

0

SAC

Krebs, LF

5

0

1

0

0

1

Miesen, P/1B

2

1

0

1

0

1

HP, SAC

 

Neidt, 1B/P

4

1

0

0

0

0

 

35

8

11

7

2

4

IP

H

R

ER

BB

SO

 

Miesen (W, 1-0)

 

7

10

4

2

2

7

Neidt, (SV, 1)

2

1

1

1

1

0

Tigers Notch First Tomahawk East League Win of the Season

5/18/08

Springfield made the trip to St. James on a beautiful Sunday afternoon for a ball game, resuming their Tomahawk East League schedule. Brandon Wilhelmi took the mound for the Tigers. Five St. James errors helped the Tigers cruise to an 11-4 win.

The Tigers started the scoring in the top of the first, taking advantage of an A's error and a double by Ryan Sturm to make the score 2-0 after the first half inning. The A's picked up an unearned run in the bottom of the second to cut the Springfield lead to one.

The visitors scored their third run in the top of the fourth when Bob Fink led off with a single. Fink moved up to second on a sacrifice bunt by Adam Beers. Jon Diede came through with a clutch two-out single to make the score 3-1.

In the Springfield half of the fifth inning, Brady Schwab started things with a double to deep right-center field. The Tigers didn't get another hit in the inning, but were able to plate four runs thanks to a walk, hit batter, and three St. James errors. Wilhelmi battled through a tough bottom of the inning, surrendering a run on two hits and one Springfield error.

Schwab again started the inning in the sixth by reaching base after being hit by a pitch. Sturm followed with a single. Matt Baier advanced the runners with a nice sac bunt. Schwab came in to score on a wild pitch, giving the Tigers a six run lead, 8-2.

Diede came on in relief in the bottom of the sixth and allowed two runs on six hits over the final four frames. Springfield scored two additional runs in the eighth and a one run in the top of the ninth, resulting in the final, 11-4.

Brandon Wilhelmi picked up the win, going the first five innings, allowing just three hits and one earned run. Jon Diede earned his first save of the season, a rare four inning variety, as he finished things up for the Tigers.

Springfield evened their overall record at 2-2 on the season with the win. The Tigers' first game under the lights at Riverside Park will take place on Friday when the Sleepy Eye Indians come to town. It'll be a busy baseball weekend with games scheduled for Friday, Sunday, and Monday of the Memorial Day holiday weekend.

Linescore

 

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2

3

4

5

6

7

8

9

R

H

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Springfield

2

0

0

1

4

1

0

2

1

11

9

1

11

St. James

0

1

0

0

1

0

1

1

0

4

9

5

11

Springfield Box

 

AB

R

H

RBI

BB

SO

Wilhelmi, P/C

4

1

0

0

2

0

Schwab, 2B

5

3

2

0

0

1

2B, HP

R. Sturm, 1B

4

3

3

2

0

0 2B, HP, SAC

Baier, 3B

5

2

1

1

0

0

HP, SAC

Groebner, DH

3

1

0

1

1

1

HP

Miesen, C

-

-

-

-

-

-

C. Moritz, CF/PR

0

0

0

0

0

0

Fink, RF

3

1

1

0

1

1

Brandl, RF

1

0

0

0

0

0

Beers, LF

3

0

1

1

0

0

2B, SAC(2)

Haseleu, SS

4

0

0

0

0

1

SAC

Diede, CF/P

4

0

1

1

0

2

Neidt, PH

1

0

0

0

0

1

37

11

9

6

4

7

IP

H

R

ER

BB

SO

Wilhelmi (W, 1-1

5

3

2

1

3

7

Diede (SV, 1)

4

6

2

2

2

1

Indians Crush Tigers

5/23/08

The Tigers opened a busy weekend of baseball at Riverside Park with a Friday night tilt against Sleepy Eye. The game quickly turned from a pitcher's duel into a game to forget for the home team.

Matt Tews made his third start of the season for Springfield. Sleepy Eye countered with Brian Hertling. The first five innings were a pitcher's duel as the starters kept the bats quiet, allowing just three total hits.

Sleepy Eye was first on the board in the top of the fifth when they took advantage of four Springfield errors to plate two unearned runs. The Tigers cut the lead in half when Andy Moritz led off with a walk, stole second, and advanced to third when the throw went into centerfield. Tews came through with one of his two doubles to plate Moritz making the score 2-1.

The visitor's bats came alive in their half of the sixth when they put together four hits to increase their lead to four runs. They added another run in the seventh. Tews left the game after eight innings with the score 6-

1.

Andy Neidt came on to pitch the ninth and yielded five runs, only three of which were earned, on five Sleepy Eye hits. Bringing the final tally to 11-1. Springfield got at least one runner on base in every inning after they scored their lone run in the fifth, but were unable to put any additional runs on the scoreboard.

It was a game the Tigers would like to forget as soon as possible. They'll get right back to work on Sunday night when the Longhorns from Stark come to town for a 7:30pm contest. Come down for some great family entertainment!

Linescore

 

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2

3

4

5

6

7

8

9

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Sleepy Eye

0

0

0

0

2

3

1

0

5

11

14

2

9

Springfield

0

0

0

0

1

0

0

0

0

1

2

8

9

Springfield Box

 
 

AB

R

H

RBI

BB

SO

Tews, P

 

3

0

2

1

1

0

2B(2), HP

 

Neidt, P

-

-

-

-

-

-

Schwab, 2B

 

5

0

0

0

0

2

R.

Sturm, 1B

2

0

0

0

2

0

Baier, 3B

 

2

0

0

0

1

0

SAC

Groebner, DH

3

0

0

0

0

2

HP

Haseleu, SS

-

-

-

-

-

-

Beers, LF

4

0

0

0

0

1

A.

Moritz, C

2

1

0

0

2

1

Miesen, LF

 

3

0

0

0

0

1

 

Berg, PH

0

0

0

0

1

0

C.

Moritz, CF

3

0

0

0

0

2

Brandl, PH

1

0

0

0

0

1

 

28

1

2

1

7

10

IP

H

R

ER

BB

SO

Tews (L, 0-1)

 

8

9

6

3

0

5

Neidt

1

5

5

3

1

2

Sturm's Ejection Ignites Tigers

5/25/08

In the middle game of the Memorial Day weekend homestand for the Tigers, it was the ejection of a key slugger that lit a fire for the Springfield offense, as they bashed sixteen hits en route to a 12-2 victory over the Stark Longhorns.

Brandon Wilhelmi took to hill for Springfield. He allowed a run on two hits in the top of the first inning, but then proceeded to shutdown the Stark offense, allowing just three hits after the first frame.

The Tigers got on the board in the second. Matt Tews continued his hot hitting as he started things with a double. Dave Groebner followed with a single, moving Tews to third. Bob Fink tied the game with a sacrifice fly to rightfield.

Springfield gained the lead in their half of the third when Ryan Sturm got a one-out single. Groebner and Fink followed with singles of their own. Fink got his second RBI of the night driving in Sturm to make the score 2-

1.

Wilhelmi helped himself out when he tripled in the fourth and came in to score on a wild pitch, pushing the lead to 3-1. In the top of the fifth, Tiger first baseman, Sturm was ejected from the game after a controversial call on a play at first base.

After losing their clean-up hitter, the Tiger bats erupted for five hits and five runs in the bottom of the inning. Tews, Andy Moritz, Adam Beers, and Brady Schwab all had singles. Matt Baier added a double to provide the firepower for the inning. The score stood at 8-1 after five innings.

The was no scoring in the sixth or seventh. Bryant Krebs made his Tiger mound debut and allowed one unearned run in the top of the eighth before Jesse Berg came in to end the inning.

The Tigers batted around in the bottom of the eighth, getting doubles from Wilhelmi, Krebs, and another single from Andy Moritz. Berg also ended the bottom of the eighth, and the game by the ten-run rule, when he drew a bases-loaded walk to score Brent Haseleu from third, making the final 12-2.

Brandon Wilhelmi picked up his second win in as many starts. Springfield will close out the weekend with a matinee battle against the Gibbon Reds tomorrow afternoon at 2pm. Come down and enjoy some Memorial Day baseball at Riverside Park!

Linescore

 

1

2

3

4

5

6

7

8

9

R

H

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Stark

1

0

0

0

0

0

0

1

X

2

5

2

12

Springfield

0

1

1

1

5

0

0

4

X

12

16

3

16

Springfield Box

 

AB

 

R

H

RBI

BB

SO

Wilhelmi, P/SS

4

2

2

1

2

0

2B, 3B

Baier, CF/3B

4

2

1

1

2

1

2B

Schwab, 2B

3

0

1

2

0

0

HP

Haseleu, PR/2B

2

1

0

0

0

1

R. Sturm, 1B

3

1

1

0

0

1

Krebs, CF/P

3

0

2

1

0

1

2B

Tews, SS/CF/1B

5

2

3

0

0

0

2B, HP

Groebner, DH

4

0

2

0

1

1

Berg, 3B/1B/P

0

0

0

1

1

0

Fink, RF

2

1

1

2

0

0

SAC, HP

Brandl, RF

1

0

0

0

0

1

A. Moritz, C

5

1

2

1

0

2

C. Moritz, CR

0

1

0

0

0

0

Beers, LF

4

1

1

1

1

2

 

40

 

12

16

10

7

10

IP

H

R

ER

BB

SO

Wilhelmi (W, 2-1)

7

5

1

1

3

7

Krebs

2/3

 

0

1

0

3

1

Berg

1/3

0

0

0

0

0

Springfield Slugs Their Way Past Gibbon

5/26/08

It was a perfect Memorial Day afternoon for a baseball game as the Tigers wrapped up their three game

homestand with a game against the Gibbon Reds. The home team continued their hot hitting and notched a 4-2 victory.

Jake Miesen started on the mound. He allowed a lead-off walk who came around to score after a double and

a sacrifice fly, giving the Reds a 1-0 lead. After allowing the run in the first, Miesen allowed just one runner to get as far as third base during his seven innings of work.

The Tigers lost three base runners in the first two innings. It was clear that hits were needed to move the runners around the bases. Those hits started coming in bunches in the Tiger half of the fourth. Matt Tews, Ryan Sturm, and Bob Fink all singled to load the bases. Adam Beers came through with a base hit that scored two, giving Springfield the lead, 2-1.

In the bottom of the fifth, Matt Baier started things with a single. Tews moved him up to second with a sacrifice bunt. Sturm singled and Fink followed with a RBI base hit, giving the home team a two run lead, 3- 1. The final Springfield run was scored in the sixth. Andy Moritz smashed a one-out single. Brandon Wilhelmi followed with a base hit, moving Moritz to third. Baier picked up a run-batted-in with a sacrifice fly to left, pushing the Springfield lead to three.

Jesse Berg came on in relief of Miesen in the top of the eighth. He yielded a single run in the ninth, on a walk and a Gibbon single, giving us the final of 4-2.

Miesen picked up his second win of the season, giving him a perfect 2-0 record. Berg notched a save, working the final two innings in relief. Springfield will travel to the west on Friday night to take on the 5-1 Lamberton Long Sox in an 8pm game. They'll be looking to avenge the season opening loss to the Long Sox at Riverside Park. We'll see you in Lamberton!

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Tigers Lose Tough One in Lamberton

5/30/08

Springfield pulled out to a 3-0 lead, but the Long Sox kept chipping away until they won it in the bottom of the ninth. Matt Tews pitched a nice game, but just ran out of gas as Lamberton swept the season series over Springfield.

In the top of the third inning, Brandon Wilhelmi led off with a double. Bob Fink reached on an error before Ryan Sturm came through with an RBI single. After two were out, Dave Groebner crushed a double out to the deepest part of right-center field driving in Fink and Sturm giving the visitors a 3-0 lead.

After the Tigers scored their runs in the third, Lamberton pitchers Jacob Jenniges, Tony Ourada, and Derrick Jenniges combined to face just two batters over the minimum for the final six innings. No Tiger base runner was able to advance beyond first base.

Lamberton cut the Springfield lead to two in the bottom of the fifth when they bunched together three singles. They added another run in their half of the seventh, taking advantage of a hit batter and a double.

It was 3-2, with Springfield on top, going into the bottom of the ninth. After retiring the first batter, Tews surrendered back-to-back base hits. The next hitter flew out for the second out. That elusive third out just didn't come, as the tying run scored on a bases loaded walk. The winning run scored on a Tiger error to end the game.

Matt Tews went all the way and took the loss to move to 0-2 on the season. The 4-3 loss to the Long Sox drops Springfield's record to 4-4 on the year and 3-4 in the Tomahawk East. The Tigers will travel to Hanska to take on the Lakers on Sunday afternoon. They'll be looking to get back to .500 in league play with the match-up against their National Division rival.

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Brandl, PH

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Tews (L, 0-2)

 

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Wilhelmi Leads Tigers to Quick Win

6/1/08

Brandon Wilhelmi was dealing on Sunday afternoon in Hanska. He never faced more than four batters in an inning, as he led Springfield to a 2-0 win that took just one hour and fifty minutes. It was a well-played game for both teams, with many hard hit balls, but most of them found a glove rather than a gap.

The Tigers got runners in scoring position in the first, third and fourth innings, tallying seven hits during the first five innings, but were unable to get on the scoreboard off Hanska starter Aaron Breu. Meanwhile, Wilhelmi was magnificent. The Lakers biggest threat came in the bottom of the fifth. Hanska got a one-out single and stole second. The next batter hit a long fly ball to right-center field. It looked as through it might go for an extra base hit, but Chris Sturm came through with a great over-the-shoulder diving catch to get the second out. A ground out ended the inning with the Laker base runner at third. He was the only runner who would advance that far on the afternoon for the home team.

Brady Mosenden came on in relief for Hanska in the top of the sixth and retired the first ten Tiger batters he faced. Then, with one out in the top of the ninth, Dave Groebner singled up the middle. Matt Tews reached on a error, moving Groebner to third. Adam Beers broke the egg on the scoreboard with a solid single, scoring Groebner and moving Tews to third. Tews scored on a balk, giving Springfield all the runs they would need, with a two run lead.

Wilhelmi gave up a two-out double in the bottom of the ninth, but got the next batter to ground out to third to end the ballgame.

Brandon picked up his third win of the year, moving his record to 3-1. Beers led the Tigers at the plate with three hits and the big RBI to break the scoreless tie. Matt Baier added two hits. Springfield evened their league record at 4-4 with the win and moved to 5-4 overall. Next up, they'll head over to Leavenworth to battle the Orioles on Wednesday night.

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Tigers Come Up on Short End of 1-0 Game

6/4/08

Springfield traveled to Leavenworth on Wednesday night. It was another quick, well-played game for both teams, but this time the Tigers were on the losing side of a 1-0 score.

Jake Miesen was on the mound for Springfield. After shaky second and third innings, Miesen faced just two batters over the minimum during his final five innings. He rolled, giving up just one hit after allowing a hit in each of the first two innings.

The Tigers got runners to second and third in the top of the first. Brandon Wilhelmi started the game with a single. Brady Schwab ripped a double to right-center, but Oriole pitcher Gabe Hirsch kept the Tigers off the board.

Springfield had another opportunity in the top of the fifth. After two were out in the inning, Wilhelmi singled. Matt Baier followed with a base hit. Schwab drew a walk to load the bases, but again Hirsch worked his way out of the inning without allowing a run.

Leavenworth got their run in the bottom of the second when they took advantage of a Tiger error, a hit batter, and an RBI single to right by Hirsch to plate the one and only run of the ball game.

Miesen got tagged with the hard luck loss, giving up just three hits and the unearned run, while striking out eight. Springfield had eight hits, but Hirsch was able to keep the Tigers off the scoreboard, notching thirteen strikeouts in his complete game win.

Springfield will take a break from the Tomahawk East this weekend while participating in the Omann Insurance Invitational Tournament in St. Stephen and Sartel. They'll be playing two games on Saturday and one game on Sunday. Tournament action begins at 11:30am as the Tigers take on Winsted in St. Stephen.

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