Rebels rally past Randolph in baseball playoffs

Published 9:15pm Thursday, May 31, 2012

ADAMS — The Southland baseball team came up with a run at the right time as it edged out No. 3 seeded Randolph (6-14 overall) 7-6 in the Section 1A West Division semifinals in Adams Thursday.

The No. 2 Rebels (13-9 overall) took the lead for good when Mike Goergen hit a sacrifice fly to make it 7-6 in the fourth inning.

Southland’s Lukas Anderson hit a two-run homer in the first inning and he pitched

four and two-thirds of an inning of without allowing a hit and he struck out nine.

The Rebels will now move into the double-elimination portion of the postseason as they take on No. 1 seeded Kenyon-Wanamingo at Riverland Saturday at 10 a.m.

Regardless of the outcome of their first game, Southland will play again at 1p.m.

Southland pitching: Decker Bendtsen, 2 1/3 IP, 4 H, 4 BB, 6 R, 4 K; Lukas Anderson (W), 4 2/3 IP, 2 BB, 0 R, 9 K

Southland hitting: Tyler Kressin, 1-for-2, RBI, 2 R; Anderson, 2-for-4, HR, 3 RBI, R; Nick Schmitz, 1-for-2, RBI; Mike Goergen, 0-for-3, RBI; Bendtsen, 1-for-4; Nick Schmitz, 1-for-3, R; Isaac Kloeckner, 2-for-3, double, RBI, R; Trent Reinartz, 1-for-2, R

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