Wednesday, July 17th, 2024 Church Directory

Bandits 2-3 in Recent Play

The Becker Bandits amateur baseball team went 2-3 in the team’s most recent action, giving the team a 3-4 record so far on the season.

Becker started the stretch with a 19-5 win over the Clear Lake Lakers, in a game in which the Bandits piled up 23 hits.  Nolan Reiter, Will Thorn and Connor Rolf each had three hits, while Kellan Graning picked up the win on the bump, going the first 3.2 innings and yielding just one hit.

Next, Becker kept up the offensive production in a 25-0 drubbing of the Albertville Anglers. Becker managed 17 hits in this one, while collecting an absurd 20 walks from the Anglers’ pitching staff.  Reiter was four-for-four at the plate in this one, while Weston Schug got the win in three innings of work on the mound.

Becker then lost to the Monticello Polecats, 9-2, in Sauk Valley League action.  This time, the offense was sparse as the Bandits struck out 18 times at the plate.

Last Wednesday, Becker fell to the Sartell Stone Poneys, 4-1. Zayden Smith took the loss on the mound, working four innings, while Keenan Hjermstad led the offense with a pair of hits.

Sunday, the Bandits fell 8-4 to the Clearwater, as the River Cats came from behind and overcame a 3-4 deficit to pick up the win.  Becker had scored two runs in each the third and fourth innings before the Cats picked up five runs in the eighth inning to take the victory.

Justin Thorn, Mitch Louden and Rolf all went two-for-four for Becker, while Will Thorn worked the first seven innings for the Bandits.  Cam Fischer came on in relief and took the loss, while Andrew Kolbinger and Brady Taylor finished up duties on the mound.

The Cats picked up a solo home run from Jordan Picha in the decisive eighth inning and also drew five walks in the stanza, with four of those batters scoring.  Cody Thiery worked the first six innings for Clearwater and Andy Nefs worked the final three to pick up the win.

Next action for the Bandits was a Wednesday (June 26) evening trip to Cold Spring to take on the Springers, followed by a weekend trip to Bemidji to face the Bucks.