Teeners struggle on road, lose to Warner, Linton
By Jay Davis
After their opening night win, the Teeners have found that there are growing pains moving up to the next level of baseball. Mobridge was beaten 16-2 by defending state champion Warner in Warner on Tuesday after dropping a 15-3 decision in Linton, N.D., last Tuesday.
The game was never close on Tuesday as Warner opened a 6-0 lead in the bottom of the first inning and never looked back.
Warner led 9-0 when Mobridge finally cracked the scoreboard. Carson Keller walked and Josh Chase singled to start the fourth inning. Both players came around to score to make the deficit 9-2. Warner answered right back with a 7-run rally in the bottom half of the inning.
Nikolas Hansen, Tyler Rozell and Justin Obaniana scored three runs each to lead the Warner offense. Rozell had a home run and a double.
Mobridge fared better in the non-regulation game, but lost 5-4. Dylan Cerney led off the game with a home run over the left field fence to give Mobridge a 1-0 lead. Dalton Faehnrich, Mason Schoenhard and Michael Davis all scored runs in the second, making the score 4-0.
Warner responded with three runs in the third and two in the fourth. The practice game ended after four innings.
The second outing of the season did not fare well for the Teeners as they were defeated 15-3 in Linton, N.D., last Tuesday.
“We didn’t play very well,” said coach Scott Hoffman.
The Teeners got off to a quick start when Dylan Cerney led off the top of the first with a triple and scored the game’s first run.
Linton took over from there with four runs in the first inning, five in the second and five more in the third.
Mobridge managed just three hits in the game, but all three turned into runs. Cerney added a double and a run in the third. Josh Chase singled and scored in the fifth.
The North Dakotans took advantage of Mobridge pitching to knock out 13 hits in five innings. Chase Schiele and Jared Baumiller had three hits each. Four players scored three runs each.
The teams played a non-regulation game to end the evening. Mobridge fared much better in that game; pounding out a 21-4 win. Every Mobridge player scored at least one run. Stone Jensen and Jordan Bachmeier scored four runs each.
The 1-2 Teeners head to Miller on Saturday. They will make their home debut on July 1 when Eureka-Selby comes to Legion Memorial Field.