Black Sox win two of three
In two out of three games during the past week, the Rosemount Black Sox had good results. In the third game -- well, that was a different story.
Rosemount won the first two games of the week, including a 7-4 contest over Eagan and a 3-2 win over Apple Valley.
In the third game, Rosemount lost 23-4 to the Burnsville Bobcats in a game where just about anything that could go wrong did.
Against the Eagan Bandits, the Black Sox got six strong innings of pitching from Lance Anderson in the 7-4 victory.
"Lance was in a pretty good groove," Black Sox manager Matt Tschida said.
Rosemount trailed 4-3 entering the ninth inning, but rallied for four runs and stole the three-run victory.
Jason Kirschman had two hits, including a home run and two runs batted in to pace the offense.
"He has probably been our best hitter all year," Tschida said.
The Black Sox had only seven hits in the contest, but they made the most of them. Mark Radmacher had a home run for Rosemount that gave the Black Sox a 3-2 lead, and Billy Hamilton added a double.
Tim Radmacher pitched the final three innings to pick up the victory.
Against Apple Valley, Rosemount trailed 2-0 in the seventh inning, and scored all three of its runs to take a lead.
Bryan Poland pitched seven innings to pick up the victory. He allowed six hits and struck out five in the contest.
Grant Mohwinkel pitched the final two innings to pick up the save.
"Bryan threw very well for the second straight game," Tschida said. "It was his first win for the Black Sox."
Tschida had the big hit for Rosemount, as he drove in two runs during the seventh-inning rally.