SLEEPY EYE -- Five errors caused an early departure for Fort Ripley in the Class C amateur baseball state tournament as the Rebels lost to the Waterville Indians 6-4 Saturday night.
Fort Ripley starting pitcher Jason King, a draftee from Randall, pitched a good game but the errors led to four unearned runs and the end of the Rebels" season.
King had five strikeouts and three walks. He gave up eight hits and two earned runs.
"It was a good game but the errors hurt us," said Rebels manager Tim Veith. "Both pitchers threw very well."
Jim Kramer had two hits, including a three-run homer in the fifth inning. Tony Veith also drove in a run for the Rebels. Ray Austin was the only other Fort Ripley player to have multiple hits.
The Rebels end their season with a 14-10 record.
Waterville 000 121 200 -- 6 9 3
Fort Ripley 000 040 000 -- 4 10 5
Waterville -- Doug Harmon and Joe Grose; Fort Ripley -- Jason King, Walt Woolsey (7) and Tim Veith, King (7). WP -- Harmon. LP -- King. HR -- FR-Jim Kramer. Final record -- FR 14-10.
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