Dillon Haider received congratulations from Brennen Hoppe (10) and other Dutchmen after his third inning run put tie the game with Sauk Centre.
The Dutchmen baseball team ended its season with a 15-9 record falling 7-3 to Sauk Centre Monday evening in St. Cloud in the playbacks of the Section 6AA tournament. A four-run fourth inning by Sauk Centre proved to be too much for Melrose to overcome. The Dutchmen finished 2-2 in the playoffs. Tyler Moscho had two hits and Brady Birch two RBI.
Games from Monday, June 5
Milaca-6 Cathedral-5(Cathedral eliminated)
Sauk Centre-7 Melrose-3 (Melrose eliminated)
Kristopher (4) Pettit waited for a sign from Kyle Froseth (9) as he came home in the fourth inning as Sauk Centre took a 5-1 lead. Melrose catcher is Logan Funk.
5 p.m. Tuesday, May 6: Sauk Centre vs Milaca(elimination game)
7 p.m. Tuesday, May 6: Winner 5 p.m. game vs Pierz (elimination game)
Thursday, May 8 5 p.m.: Winner of June 6 7 p.m. game vs Foley (if Foley loses a deciding game is played at 7 p.m. If Foley wins at 5 p.m. the tournament is concluded.)
The Dutchmen are one of the four teams still competing in the Section 6AA meet at Blackberry Golf Course in Sartell. The top four teams and top eight individuals compete on the second day. In yesterdays action Melrose had respectable rounds recording a team score of 327. The day will determine which teams and players qualify for state.
Lady Dutchmen Golf
The Lady Dutchmen struggled with the course and did not have enough players to qualify for a team score. The tournament continues today, but no Lady Dutchmen qualified for the second round.