5/9/2013 11:06:00 AM Bomber baseball off to 6-1 start
by Mike Dalton
The CFHS baseball team upped its record to 6-1 following three HVL wins over the past week.
Tuesday the Bombers beat Pine Island 5-1 behind the stellar pitching of senior Noah Callister, who struck out two in seven innings. He gave up four hits and three walks.
Brock Peterson went 3-3 with an RBI and a double, Callister was 1-4, Peter Haggerty 1-1 with a double, Derek Johnson 1-3 with a double and RBI, Paul Rolfes 1-2 with an RBI, Ian Althoff 1-2 and Clay Broze 1-1.
In addition to three hits, junior Peterson made seven players at shortstop include a 6-4-3 double play with Hunter Blakeslee. "It was a very clean, well-played game," said coach Bucky Lindow. "Haggerty had a big double to get us started, and Johnson drove him in with a double."
Cannon hosted Lake City in a doubleheader Monday, winning 1-0 and 7-3.
Taylor Carlson tossed a 1-hitter, striking out four and walking one. Haggerty, Callister, Peterson and Garrett Beach had hits, with Callister driving in Haggerty with the winning run. Beach threw out two runners at 2nd base.
Blakeslee was able to fight through trouble in the second game to earn the win in relief of Callister. Blakeslee allowed runners to reach the corners in the 7th inning, then shut the door with a strike out, fly ball and ground ball.
Tanner Jackson had a two-out single in the 1st to drive in two runs, and Peterson had a hit in the 7th to break open a tie ballgame.
Callister went five innings, striking out four. Blakeslee pitched two innings and got the win.
Johnson was 1-3, Blakeslee 1-1 with an RBI, Callister 1-3, Peterson 1-2 with a double and RBI, Jackson 1-4 with two RBI, Austin Jacobs 1-2 and Bryce Boyle-Hoban 1-3.
The Bombers have a busy week coming up. They were at Kasson Tuesday, and are at Byron Wednesday and Stewartville Thursday before returning home to host Triton in a doubleheader on Friday and De LaSalle on Saturday. They go to Kenyon on Monday, then return the favor by hosting the Knights on Tuesday, May 14.