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St. Mary's tops Warrior boys, 4-3

Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Christian Weiland bats for the Warriors in recent action. Photo by Trent Johnson, Storm Lake Pilot-Tribune
ALTA - The Alta-Aurelia Warriors could get only four hits, and left seven runners stranded in a 4-3 Northwest Conference baseball loss to Storm Lake St. Mary's here on Monday.

The Warriors' Ryan Friedrich pitched six innings and struck out 12, while allowing five hits and walking six. Christian Weiland came in and pitched the final inning, striking out two of the three hitters he faced.

Schuyler Radke, Ben Stevens, Ryan Friedrich and Chris Bengtson had one hit apiece for A-A.

"We did not hit the ball well at all tonight," said Warriors coach Dan Wendel. Their pitcher did a nice job tonight making big pitches when he had to. Our inability to make contact with less than two outs and runners in scoring position ended up costing us this game in the end. They were able to string their five hits together, and our hits were scattered out, which ended up giving them an early lead. We had our chances, but couldn't come through with that one big hit to get us over the hump."

Ryan Friedrich brings one to he plate against the St. Mary's boys. Photo by Trent Johnson, Storm Lake Pilot-Tribune
Wendel went on to say that pitcher Friedrich settled down as the game went on and pitched very well, but added that his teammates "need to do a better job of getting him some runs to work with."

" We will be working hard the next two weeks on doing the little things that it will take for us to be successful come district time," concluded the A-A coach.

The game marked the first conference loss for Alta-Aurelia.

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