Rough week for the Vultures

The Minneota Vultures Jr. Legion baseball team had a rough week. In two games, they made 21 errors, losing Friday at Sacred Heart to RCW/MACCRAY, 11-10 and Tuesday to the Marshall VFW, 11-5.

“They are second in standings in their district,” Coach J.D. Pesch said about RCW/MACCRAY. “They are a good team and well coached. We got down 5-2 in the first two innings as Landon Rolbeicki struggled on the mound.”

“Grady Moorse came in relief and pitched a fantastic 5 2/3 innings. We battled back to a 10-5 lead, then the wheels came off with eight errors in the bottom of the seventh for the loss 11-10.”

“Tuesday, we arranged a game with the Marshall VFW at Legion Field, after a league game was canceled by Benson.”

“They are a good team which has played over 40 games this summer. They are coached by the Marshall Head Coach Chase Pollack. It was a good game to get in before playoffs,” said Coach Pesch.

Teddy Pesch pitched very well for six innings, against a very solid hitting team. “He kept the ball low and got a lot of grounders.”

“He also discovered his change up and was effective with it.At the plate, we hit very well,” said the coach. “We only had five hits but they were timely and we put the ball in play with only three strikeouts. But again, eight errors plagued us. If we minimize those errors to one or two, we are in this game.” Friday, the Vultures play a home playoff game with Canby at 6 p.m. Minneota is ranked No. 2 with Madison No. 1.

RCW/MACCRAY 11, Minneota 10

MINNEOTA (AB-R-H-RBI) Landon Rolbiecki, p 4-3-1-0; Sam Buysse, cf 5-3-2-2; Teddy Pesch, ss 4-0-1-1; Austin Sorensen, 1b 2-1-2-2; Cole Sanow, rf 4-1-1-1; Jaymes Moon, c 4-0-1-0; Tate Walerius, rf 4-0-2-0; Josh Laleman, 3b 3-1-0-0; Tony Starodub, lf 4-1-1-0; Grady Moorse, p 0-0-0-0. Totals 31-10-11-6. RCW/MACCRAY (Totals 31-11-7-2). Score by Innings: Minneota 200 304 1 — 10 11 12 RCW-MACCRAY 202 151 x — 11 7 4 Pitching IP R ER H BB K Minneota Rolbiecki 1.1 5 5 3 2 2 Moorse (L) 5.2 6 0 4 1 2

Marshall 11, Minneota 5

MINNEOTA (AB-R-H-RBI) Landon Rolbiecki, c 2-3-1-0; Sam Buysse, cf 5-0-0-0; Brant Buysse, ss 4-1-1-0; Teddy Pesch, p 4-1-2-2; Austin Sorensen, 1b 3-0-0-0; Tony Starodub, rf 3-0-0-0; Thor Fischer, 0-0-0-0; Jaymes Moon, lf 3-0-1-0; Josh Laleman, 3b 0-0-0-0; Trey Gronke, 3b 0-0-0-0; Carter Schuelke, 2b 2-0-0-0; Tyler Gronke, 2b 1-0-0-0. Totals 25-5-5-2. MARSHALL (Totals 33-11-6-3). Triple-Cody Greve; Alec Thompson 2-3. Score by Innings Minneota 101 020 1 — 5 5 9 Marshall 202 160 x — 11 6 1 Pitching IP R ER H BB K Minneota Teddy Pesch (L) 6 11 3 6 4 3

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