MW BASEBALL: Bluejays drop four games Friday and SaturdayCOON RAPIDS — The Minnesota West baseball team dropped the four games it played in the Anoka Tri over the weekend.
By: Daily Globe, Worthington Daily Globe
COON RAPIDS — The Minnesota West baseball team dropped the four games it played in the Anoka Tri over the weekend.
On Friday, the Bluejays were shutout by Anoka-Ramsey 5-0 and then lost in extra innings to Mesabi Range 9-5.
In the game against MR, the Bluejays came back from behind to tie the game at 5-all. But MR hit a grand slam in the eighth inning to win the game.
On Saturday, MW lost again to Mesabi Range 6-1 and then lost in extra innings to Anoka-Ramsey 5-4.
The Bluejays were leading the Golden Rams 4-2 in the seventh, but A-R managed to tie the game and then win it in the eighth inning.
In that game, Deshawn Lawerence hit the team’s first homerun of the season when he hit a two-run blast in the third inning.
All in all, though, it was a tough weekend for the Bluejays. MW dropped to 1-9 on the year.
“Our defense was solid and the only time we had to take out a starting pitcher was in the eighth inning against Mesabi on Friday,” MW coach Jeff Linder said. “We just can’t seem to get those timely hits. We didn’t give up any major errors and we didn’t walk that many people. We just need something to go our way.
“We’ve had some rough losses, but they’re heads are still up. And that’s all you can ask as a coach.”