AUSTIN — Dustin Motschenbacher kept the Riverland Blue Jays off balance for most of Friday’s second game in the Crossover tournament.
The freshman from Wadena struck out one, walked one and allowed just six hits. Three errors, however, landed the Central Lakes Raiders a 6-4 loss.
The Raiders held a 4-2 lead going into the bottom of the sixth, but an infield single, an error and then a walk on what Raiders head coach Pat Held called a controversial ball four loaded the bases. Riverland went on to score four runs for the 6-4 edge.
Trey Thompson hit an RBI double, Bryan Yackley hit an RBI single and Sean Dormanen went 2-4 for the Raiders.
Riverland 6 6 0
Central Lakes 4 6 3
WP: Samstrom. LP: Dustin Motschenbacher. 2B: CLC-Trey Thompson.
Central Lakes 5
AUSTIN — Taz Seibert went 2-4 and Jaron Hanson and Pete Lucken both hit RBI doubles during the Central Lakes Raiders 9-5 loss to Hibbing in the first round of the Crossover tournament Friday.
“We didn’t play well at all,” said Raiders head coach Pat Held. “There was a lack of energy.”
Hibbing 9 6 2
Central Lakes 5 7 3
WP: Paine. LP: Trey Thompson. 2B: CLC-Jaron Hanson, Pete Lucken. Overall: CLC 3-23. Next: Central Lakes vs. Fond du Lac in Crossover tournament at Austin 11 a.m. Saturday, April 7.