Saints split weekend games

Posted June 26, 2019

The St. Peter amateur baseball team Friday at home lost 6-5 to Class B Chaska but rebounded Sunday at Arlington with an 8-4 win, moving its record to 6-5 overall and 2-2 in the River Valley League.

St. Peter 5, Chaska 6

The Cubs were able to gain an early 4-0 lead after the first three innings before the Saints scored their first run in the fourth as Shea Roehrkasse blasted a home run over the center field fence into the arborvitae.

Chaska regained a four-run lead in the sixth but the local nine responded in the bottom half with a run. Mike Enz doubled and scored on a sac fly by Andy Regner. The Saints tied the game 5-5 in the eighth. Regner, Roehrkasse, and Ryan Kapsner all scored after a couple hits and a couple walks, but the visitors scored the game-winning run in the ninth on a throwing error.

Jeremy Braun started his first game of the season on the mound and took the loss after three innings. Kevin Sandborg gave up one unearned run in three innings of relief and Regner finished the last three frames with one unearned run as well.

Enz (2-4, R, 2B), Kapsner (2-5, R, BB), and Sam Carlson (2-4) led at the plate.

St. Peter 8, Arlington 4

Sam Wenner started the game with a walked, stole two bases, and scored on a sac fly by Roehkasse. The A’s answered with a run in the bottom half to tie the game but the Saints came back with two more runs in the second as Billy Hanson and Walker Froehling scored.

Arlington got one run back in the bottom half, but Saints starting pitcher Jesse Anderson settled in and threw five consecutive scoreless innings while the offense plated two runs in the third, one in the fourth, and another two in the fifth.

Arlington made things interesting with two runs in the eighth to make the score 8-4, but Anderson closed the door in the ninth to earn his fifth win of the season and fourth complete game. Anderson now has 49 innings pitched in eight games.

Six Saints posted multiple hits as the team collected 13 base-knocks. Roehrkasse extended his home run hitting streak to three games with a no-doubter over the left-center field fence.

St. Peter next hosts Le Sueur at 6 p.m. Sunday.

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