Northfield Purple Cobras Defeat Burnsville
It was a scoreless game going into the 5th inning with the Purple Cobras exploding for their final 7 runs in the last two innings.
With no American Legion or VFW ball this summer coaches were able to put together teams throughout the region. Burnsville took a 3-1 lead in the bottom of the 5th inning but could score no more in the 7 inning game.
The line score was:
Northfield 8 runs 10 hits 1 error 8 left on base
Burnsville 3 runs 6 hits 2 errors 7 left on base
Ryan Bell got the win for Northfield while throwing the final 2 innings. Bell allowed 1 hit, struck out 3 batters while throwing 28 pitches, 19 for strikes. Tyler Nelson started the game going the first 3 innings with no runs allowed. Nelson gave up 1 hit, walked 4 and struck out 1 batter from Burnsville.
Nolan Stepka threw the 4th and 5th inning with 4 hits allowed, 3 runs, 2 earned. Struck out 2, walked 1. Nelson threw 49 pitches, 25 strikes. Stepka had a total pitch count of 38 with 27 strikes.
The Purple Cobras Justin Pascua delivered a 0-2 count double in the top of the 6th inning that gave them the lead for good. Pascua finished the game with 2 hits, 3 RBI. Gunnar Benson drove in 2 runs with a hit.
Cavin Blandin had a couple hits including a double. Joey Malecha stroked a double and stole a base. Ethan Lanthier tallied a sacrifice fly RBI, stole a base.
Northfield plays at Eastview in Apple Valley. Thursday 7:00 p.m.