Cathedral earns split with Springfield
NEW ULM — When asked if he was more disappointed in their performance first game loss to Springfield or a win in their second game against the Tigers, New Ulm Cathedral coach Bob Weier said he is aways happier with a win.
Nate Hauser relieved Greyhounds’ starter Mark Schommer with one out in the bottom of the fifth and recorded the final two outs of the game as Cathedral edged Springfield 4-3 at Mueller Park in the second game of a doubleheader,
Cathedral lost the first game, a Tomahawk Conference contest, 4-2 earlier in the day as it was one-hit by Justin Haugo and Tanner Vogel.
“They are a good ball club,” Weier said. “They play good defense. On our side, Nate came up big in the second game.”
In that second game, Cathedral took a 1-0 lead in the second inning on a double steal. The Tigers scored two runs in the third on a Decker Scheffler triple and an Isaac Fink squeeze bunt.
But the Greyhounds added two runs in the third on two groundouts. Cathedral scored a run in the fourth on an error.
Schommer had two of the Greyhounds’ five hits.
In the first game, Justin Haugo went six innings and allowed one hit, that a Schommer triple in the second. Schommer scored on an Aaron Portner groundout.
Tanner Vogel finished the seventh inning.
Scheffler and Mason Rummel each had two hits.
“We are a month from playoffs already,” Weier said. “And the more we can be outside the better everybody is, especially us.”