Teeners drop to in Northville
By Jay Davis
The Mobridge Teeners came up one run short in bidding for their first win of the season, dropping a 12-11 game in the second game of the doubleheader in Northville on Monday.
Game one was all Northville as the home team won a 16-1 ballgame.
“We played pretty well,” said coach Ryan Hoffman. “We should have won the second game, but we had five errors. That killed us.”
Mobridge scored five runs in the second inning to take a 7-4 lead in the nightcap. Northville answered with five runs of their own to retake the lead 9-7. Three more Mobridge runs made it 10-9, but Northville answered again and took a 12-10 lead after three innings. Mobridge rallied with one run in the top of the fifth, but left the tying run on base.
Skyler Meyer used a keen eye to draw four walks and score four runs to lead Mobridge. Killian Warner had a single and scored three times. Sam Weleba, Riley Schott and Jordan Bachman added base knocks.
Weleba threw all five innings for Mobridge. He surrendered five hits and walked six. After giving up four earned runs in the first inning, Weleba settled down, but the defense could not back him up, as the last eight Northville runs were all unearned.
The Mobridge nine had slippery gloves in game one. The Teeners committed 10 errors leading to Northville scoring 16 runs on just three hits. Northville opened the game with 10 runs in the first inning.
Tristan Sippert started for Mobridge and took the loss. Trent Thompson and Weleba came on in relief.
“The pitchers actually threw pretty well,” said Hoffman. “We had a couple kids throwing strikes.”
The Northville pitcher did better. Meyer walked and scored in the first inning for the only Mobridge run. A single by Sippert in the third was the team’s only hit.
Northville coaching did not provide Mobridge with names, so the home team’s tale can be told no further.
The Teeners will have the Fourth of July holiday off, just in time for a few days of practice without the pressure of trying to get that elusive first win of the season. The next time the Teeners take the field for live action, they will be at Legion Memorial Field hosting Gettysburg on Wednesday, July 11. The first game is scheduled for 6 p.m.