Teeners open with win
By Jay Davis
The Teeners put an end to a long losing streak when they opened the season with a 10-8 win over Eureka-Selby in Selby on Wednesday.
Trailing 8-5, the Teeners rallied to tie the game with three runs in the top of the sixth. Jordan Bachmeier and Trent Thompson scored on an RBI hit by Brady Greger before Greger tied the contest by scoring on a wild pitch.
Mobridge turned fortune in its favor with two runs in the top of the seventh. Nathan Bauer drove in the go-ahead run. His hit plated Mason Schoenhard. Dylan Cerney scored an insurance run on an RBI groundout by Killian Warner.
The game was back-and-forth early. Mobridge scored one run in the first, two in the third and two more in the fourth. Eureka-Selby scored one in the first and one in third before erupting for six runs in the fourth.
Greger was the winning pitcher. He did not allow a run over the last three innings. Cerney led the offense with a hit, two walks and three runs scored. Bachmeier and Greger added doubles.
Coach Chase Schoenhard said the Teeners played well their first time out.
“We did a nice job getting on base, but could have had some more hits with guys on base,” said Schoenhard. “We scored a lot of runs on wild pitches.”
He added that while the team is going to have to get a lot better, picking up that first win was huge for the program.
John Begeman, Trever Begeman and Dawson Meyer had two hits each for Eureka-Selby.
The second game was a five-inning practice game that was not a game of record, but for the record, Eureka-Selby bounced back for a 10-6 win.
It was first win for a Mobridge Teener team since the season opener in 2010. That includes the 2010, ’11 and ’12 teams. There was not Teener team last summer.
The Teeners continue their season with a doubleheader in Warner on Tuesday.