Maverick baseball takes two games against Minot

The team took two games out of three over the Beavers at Franklin Rogers Park

Jenna Peterson
Staff Writer

This past weekend, the Minnesota Mavericks baseball team played Minot State on Friday and Saturday against Minot State and took two game out of three at Franklin Rogers Park, the home of the Mankato Moondogs. 

The games were originally going to be played at Bowyer Field, but due to the field still being wet from the snow, the teams faced off at Franklin Rogers Park instead. 

Game one on Friday resulted in a win for the Mavericks. In the first inning, the Mavericks started off with two runs by senior catcher Tom Imholte and junior designated hitter Ty Buck while the Beavers were held at zero. 

The game was at a standstill for a good half of the game, until the fifth inning where the Mavericks scored two more runs by junior left fielder Ty Denzer and senior center fielder Tyler Berg. 

The seventh inning is the only time the Beavers scored, bringing in four runs in the inning, which tied up the game at four apiece.  

The Mavericks ended up winning game one after senior outfielder Jordan Hart hit a double to right field that brought in freshman infielder Jack Friedges for the walk-off victory. 

The second game on Friday was a bigger fight for the Mavericks. Starting the first inning strong, the Mavericks were able to bring in runs by Imholte and Buck. 

The Beavers brought in their first run of the game in the third inning by senior Michael Borst, while the Mavericks didn’t bring in anything in the bottom of the inning. 

The top of the fifth inning was started off with a home run by Beavers senior Michael Borst, but the Mavericks were quick to get three outs afterwards.  

The Beavers once again had a scoring inning in the sixth.  

Junior infielder Ryley Humrighouse hit a single to left field, bringing in freshman Jake Collins for the score.  

Shortly after, Humrighouse got a run in after a passed ball during the same inning. 

The seventh inning is when both teams were able to score again.  

The Beavers scored one run with junior catcher Mason Gifford and the Mavericks scored five runs with junior infielder Jack Mattson, junior infielder Teddy Petersen, Imholte, freshman infielder Nick Altermatt and Buck all scoring in the inning. 

With the game tied up after the ninth inning, the teams continued until the fourteenth inning, where the Beavers scored three runs to win the game, 10-7.  

The Mavericks brought their energy back on Saturday night to win against the Beavers. No runs were scored until the bottom of the sixth inning with Buck and Hart both scoring in the inning.  

In the bottom of the seventh inning, the Mavericks brought in four more runs with Petersen, Buck, Mattson, and Hart. The team won the game on Saturday night, 7-0, for their 13th win on the season. 

Upcoming games for the Mavericks are against University of Minnesota Crookston on Wednesday. These games will be played at Bowyer Field at 1:30 p.m. and 3:30 p.m.

Header photo courtesy of Maverick Athletics.

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