Farming- The Spring Hill Chargers closed out their regular season winning their last three games to claim first place in the Stearns County League (SCL)-North. The Chargers topped Farming 10-4 Sunday at Farming, less than 24 hours after defeating St. Martin 7-6 on Saturday.
Spring Hill 10, Farming 4
Spring Hill made use of bunts regularly in its win over Farming. Of the 10 runs, six were moved into scoring position with sacrifice bunts. “Everybody it seems can hit the ball at some point. If you get people into scoring position and then a hit or two, you will get a run,” said manager [Randy Schoenberg]. Doing that, Spring Hill built to a 6-0 lead before Farming scored. In the fifth inning, the Chargers had sacrifice bunts from Nathan Terres and Eric Schoenberg, and a sacrifice fly by Louie Opatz as it rallied for two runs. Jamie Terres, who had two hits and three RBI and scored three runs, doubled in a run in the third inning. Opatz also doubled and scored in the game. Except for the fifth inning, when Farming slapped out four two-out hits against Jordan Welle, Charger pitchers pretty much kept Farming in check. The pitchers benefitted for two double plays and by some leaping or diving catches of hard hit shots. Brent Terres, who came on in relief of Welle, earned the win. “We are playing good defense. If we throw strikes and let them hit the ball it all helps,” said Schoenberg.
Spring Hill 7, St. Martin-6 Spring Hill- The Chargers gave themselves a chance to take first in the SCL-North defeating St. Martin 7-6 on Saturday.
In the fifth inning Schoenberg hit a three-run home run as Spring Hill took a 5-0 lead. In the eight inning, Terres doubled to drive in [EricTerres] with the go ahead run. Defensively Terres, playing shortstop made a leaping grab to end a Martin threat in the fifth inning. The Martins had already scored three that inning.
Schoenberg came into relieve in the eighth after St. Martin had tied the game at 6-6. He faced only seven batters the last two innings to earn the win.