Errors sink Verndale in doubleheader
Matt Parker's Verndale Pirates committed 15 errors Tuesday in suffering two 10-0 losses to Bertha-Hewitt in a Park Region doubleheader.
Isaac Schmitz had two hits for the Pirates in Game 1. Bertha-Hewitt hurler Dakota Aeling earned the win and Dustin Motschenbacher took the loss.
Patrick Riewer spun a one-hitter in Game 2. Dallas Ehrmantraut was saddled with the loss.
Nate Bart collected Verndale's only hit.
The Pirates dropped to 4-9 on the season.
"Our pitchers did their jobs tonight. Unfortunately the defense didn't show up," Parker said.
Verndale 000 000 0 - 0 6 13
B-H 050 113 - 10 6 2
WP- Dakota Aeling; LP- Dustin Motschenbacher
B-H 433 00 - 10 5 1
Verndale 000 00 - 0 1 2
WP- Pat Riewer; LP-Dallas Ehrmantraut
Lake Park-Audubon 2
A complete-game pitching performance by Clay Cottrell and timely hitting gave the Pirates a non-conference victory over the Raiders on Friday.
Cottrell fanned five in the game and struck out the side in the seventh frame.
"After not playing a game in 11 days it was nice to see the boys show up and make the plays behind Clay and get him the run support," Verndale skipper Matt Parker said.
The Pirates turned two double plays behind Cottrell.
Cottrell, Mike Hejhal, Isaac Schmidt and Dustin Motschenbacher all came up with one hit. Hejhal, Schmidt, Motschenbacher and Cody Yungbauer drove in runs.
Chad Dehler was hung with the loss despite giving up only five hits. The Raiders were guilty of four errors.
LPA 020 000 0 - 2 5 4
Verndale 211 000 0 - 4 5 2
WP- Chad Dehler; LP- Clay Cottrell