by Dave DeMars
St. Joseph shut out Becker Bandits 6-0
Jack Atkinson pitched a one-hit smoothie against the Becker Bandits on June 10. Atkinson was masterful on the mound striking out seven and giving two walks while allowing only one hit in eight innings. Hunter Blommer covered the ninth and finished the game.
The St. Joseph bats gave ample support as they scattered 11 hits and picked up six runs in nine innings. Atkinson was the winning pitcher.
St. Joseph deflates Albertville Villains’ hopes, 6-2
June 8 looked like it was going to be a long evening for the St. Joseph Joes as the Villains put up two runs in the first two innings. Pitcher Greg Anderson got tagged for several hits in the early going but found the zone and shut out the Villains in the last seven innings. Anderson pitched all nine innings giving up nine hits, two base on balls and striking out five batters.
The Joes managed one run in the first inning, but the bats came alive in the seventh and they got three more runs. The Joes tagged Villain pitcher Mike Wallace for nine hits in seven innings, good for a total of four runs, and then the Joes tapped reliever I Harken for four more hits and two runs.
The Joes were error free in the fielding department. Greg Anderson was the winning pitcher.
Beaudreau Saints trounce the Joes, 9-5
Yogi Berra is often quoted as saying that “It ain’t over til it’s over.” And on the evening of June 6, the St. Joseph Joes learned what Berra meant by that quote.
The Joes jumped out in front in the second putting up a run. On the mound Nathan Mohs was giving a strong performance for five innings giving up five hits and two runs. Meanwhile the Joes had a blowout inning and scored five runs themselves in the fifth inning giving them the lead at the end of five.
But the baseball gods are a fickle bunch and when Joey Atkinson relieved Mohs, things turned sour. The Saints were able to pick up two runs in the sixth inning and in the ninth, they had a blowout inning themselves scoring five runs.
Atkinson gave up seven runs in three-and-a-third innings pitched and was tagged with the loss.
Author: Dave DeMars
Born and raised in Wisconsin – a “Happy Days” high school experience. Attended UW-River Falls and followed their motto – “Where the free spirit prevails.” Four years in the Army Security Agency (Spies), 31 years teaching English and directing plays. Other jobs – gandy dancer, counselor at mental institution, snowmaker, apple picker, concrete finishing, janitor, furniture mover, appliance sales, insurance sales, media sales, real estate, and writer. I am skeptical to a fault and like all human being I am more oxymoron than I am anything else. I blog at http://www.curmudgeonstwist.net/