The St. Ansgar Saints baseball team had an evening to remember on Wednesday, July 5. The Saints resumed play against Osage in the 5th inning after 2 previous attempts to play the game were halted due to the weather. With a win, the Saints would clinch the Top of Iowa Conference East Division title.
The score was tied 2-2, and after getting three quick outs, the Saints were up to bat in the bottom of the fifth. After loading the bases, the Saints were able to score two runs coming from a bunt that Mark Williams singled on as the Saints took the 4-2 lead. The rest of the game was a tight one, but the two runs scored from the Saints in the fifth inning was enough for them to clinch their conference title with a final score of 4-2. With the win, this marks the end of Newman Catholic’s 38 consecutive years winning a conference title. Jared Mayer pitched the final innings that were played on Wednesday, allowing just one hit in 2.2 innings while striking out 2. Collin Kramer pitched the 4 innings leading up to Wednesday, allowing 2 runs on 4 hits and striking out 8.
Highlights: Cole Willert: 2-2 Collin Kramer 1-3 Mark Williams 1-2, 2 RBI’s John May 1-2 John Patterson 1-1 Ben Boerjan 2 RBI’s