|Tanner Klaphake forced out |
U/SA's Eric Frieler
The Melrose Dutchmen (0-1) fell 2-1 in their season opener to the Upsala/Swanville Patriots at Upsala this afternoon.
The Patriots took the early lead scoring on a single by Alex Griffith and double by Colton Kruzel in the fourth inning.
Melrose's Trevor Sawyer, who was attempting to steal third, kept going after Mitch Reller singled to tie the game in the sixth inning. U/SA came back to win as Kruzel scored on a single by Andy Nelson.
Tanner Klaphake, Reller, Austin Van Beck, Tyler Engelmeyer and Jacob Hinnenkamp all singled for Melrose in the game.
Reller was charged with the loss.
Melrose 000 001 0-1 5 0
USA 001 001 x-2 4 1
Pitching: M. Reller-L 5.2I 4h 2r 2er 2k bb. J. Welle 0.1I.
MELROSE LADY DUTCHMEN SOFTBALL
The Melrose Lady Dutchmen Softball team posted a 17-12 win at Foley this afternoon. Melrose lead 17-8 going into the seventh inning. It was the Lady Dutchmen's first win since April 27, 2010 when they defeated Milaca 4-3. Andrea Warzecha homered in the game and Nikki Zierden had an RBI triple. Syndey Petermeier was the losing pitcher.