Lumberjacks rob Joes 5-3

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by Dave DeMars

The Foley Lumberjacks managed to string their nine hits together in just the right way as they stole the game with a ninth-innning rally and beat the St. Joseph Joes 5-3 in the Aug. 11 game in St. Joseph.

Baseball legend Yogi Berra must have had such a game as this in mind when he said, “It ain’t over till it’s over.” The Joes led for the entire game until the ninth inning. The Joes picked up a run in the third inning, another in the fifth inning and a third run in the seventh inning to hold the lead going into the eighth.

St. Joseph pitcher Alex Kendall worked eight and a third masterful innings striking out eight batters before being pulled for Craig Hern.

The sputtering Lumberjack offense managed to push a run across in the top of the eighth and the score was 3-1 and it looked like the Joes could chalk up a game in the win column. But then came the disastrous ninth and the Lumberjacks put up four runs making it 5-3 as the Joes took their last cuts at the ball.

The stunned Joes couldn’t muster the fire power and the reliever Kyle Kipka and the Lumberjacks held on to claim the 5-3 win.

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

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