Chanhassen Wins and Awaits Class B State Amateur Title Game
The Chanhassen Red Birds defeated the Moorhead Brewers 4-2 Friday night in Shakopee to get a day off before playing for their third straight state Class B State Amateur Baseball title.
The Brewers took a 1-0 lead in the second inning. The Red Birds scored 2 runs in the third and added a run in the 6th and run in the 8th inning before Moorhead added a lone run in the 9th.
Chanhassen had 9 hits, Moorhead 5 hits in the game. The Brewers committed 2 errors, Red Birds had 1. Four Chanhassen players had 2 hits each. Brandon Arnold, Aaron Kloeppner, Aaron Pfaff and Nick Smith.
Lead-off hitter Arnold scored two runs, had an RBI. #3 hitter Hoffman got a hit and 2 RBI.
John Straka scattered 5 hits while going the distance for the Red Birds. He struck out 8, walked 2. Both runs allowed were earned.
David Ernst started the game for Moorhead throwing the first 5 1/3 innings with 7 hits, 3 runs, 2 earned. He struck out 5, walked 4. Cole Christensen pitched the final 2 2/3 innings with 2 hits given up, 1 earned run, 2 strikeouts, 1 walk.
Second baseman Brandt Kolpack cracked 2 hits and 2 RBI for the Brewers.
Moorhead plays against the winner of the Miesville versus Cold Spring 1:00 p.m. game today at 4:00 p.m. The winner comes back tomorrow to face Chanhassen in need of two wins for the title.
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