Cathedral earns split with Springfield

New Ulm Cathedral shortstop Nathan Hauser (3) looks on as second baseman Will Schabert (2) leaps over Springfield’s Isaac Fink after Fink stole second base during the first game of a doubleheader Thursday at Mueller Park in New Ulm.

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.”