LP loses early lead in Section 1A title tilt; Rushford-Peterson moves on to Class A state tournament

Published 10:35 pm Tuesday, June 5, 2018

The Lyle-Pacelli Athletics baseball team looked to make a play for a Section 1A title against Rushford-Peterson Tuesday evening, but couldn’t complete the task.

Despite jumping to a 5-0 lead early, the Athletics saw its season come to an end as R-P claimed the title with a 7-6 win at Dick Seltz Field.

Lyle-Pacelli’s Cory Weber connects on a pitch against Rushford Peterson in the Section 1A Championship Tuesday evening at Dick Seltz Field. Eric Johnson/photodesk@austindailyherald.com

L-P would have had to win two games on the afternoon to make the Minnesota Class A State Baseball Tournament.

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Bryce Strouf got the start for the Athletics, pitching six innings and giving up seven hits, four of them earned.

Cole Walter pitched the final distance.

Lyle-Pacelli’s Zach Bollingberg throws rears to throw on the run against Rushford-Peterson in the Section 1A championship Tuesday evening at Dick Seltz Field. Eric Johnson/photodesk@austindailyherald.com

Zach Bollingberg was 3-for-5 with two runs scored and an RBI while Tanner Murphy was 2-for-3 with a run scored, a double and an RBI.

Lyle-Pacelli pitching: Bryce Strouf — 6I, 7H, 5R, 4ER, K, BB; Cole Walter — 2/3I, 3H, 2R, 2ER, BB

Lyle-Pacelli hitting: Walter: 1-for-5, R; Zach Bollingberg: 3-for-5, 2R, RBI; Jed Nelson: 1-for-3, RBI, BB; Taylor Arett: 0-for-2, HBP; Cory Weber: 0-for-3, HBP, RBI; Tanner Murphy: 2-for-3, R, 2B, BB, RBI; Strouf 1-for-2, R, 2BB; Trinity Anderson: 1-for-4, R; Sam Nelsen: 0-for-3, BB.