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Steen tosses no-hitter as Mayer Lutheran keeps season alive



MAYER – For the third time this season, two rivals squared off in an attempt to keep their season alive. Mayer Lutheran and Lester Prairie battled it out once again and it was the Crusaders who ran away with things behind some clutch hitting and dominant pitching in a 10-0 win in five innings May 30.

Scoreless through two, Mayer Lutheran broke things open in a big way in the bottom of the third inning. The Crusader batted around and scored eight innings to not only get on the board but take control of the game. 

The one big inning was more than enough with Jackson Steen in control on the mound. He held the Bulldogs in check all game long tossing a no-hitter in his five innings of work. He allowed four walks while racking up nine strikeouts.

Offensively, Lukas McGill gave the Crusaders a big spark in the bottom half of the order. HE went 3-for-3 with two doubles and three RBI in the win. Zach Jacobs and Levi Hahn each added two hits while Sean Dronek finished with two RBI.

For Lester Prairie, Caiden Herrmann led the way drawing two walks. Owen Zebell and Trever Schauer also reached base for the Bulldogs with a walk.

With the loss, the season came to an end for Lester Prairie with an overall record of 5-16. Seniors on this year’s team include Alek Hodny, Gibson Kerkvliet, Harper Lowe, Nicholas Meuleners, Owen Zebell, Connor Radtke, Schauer, Jake Sullivan, and Owen Niesen.

ML 10, Lester Prairie 0

Thursday, May 30 at Mayer Lutheran (Section 4A Tourney)

1 2 3 4 5 R H E
Bulldogs 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4
Crusaders 0 0 8 1 1 10 12 1

Lester Prairie AB R H RBI
Eli Lamott 2 0 0 0
Kaden Otto 3 0 0 0
Trever Schauer 1 0 0 0
Alek Hodny 2 0 0 0
Connor Radtke 2 0 0 0
Jake Sullivan 0 0 0 0
Gibson Kerkvliet 0 0 0 0
Owen Zebell 1 0 0 0
Jack Cacka 1 0 0 0
Kaison Walstrom 2 0 0 0
Caiden Herrmann 0 0 0 0
Totals 14 0 0 0

BB: Schauer, Zebell, Herrmann 2.

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO
Connor Radtke, L 2.2 6 6 0 1 3
Jake Sullivan 0.1 2 2 1 1 0
Gibson Kerkvliet 1 3 2 1 1 1
Caiden Herrmann 0 1 0 0 0 0

Mayer Lutheran AB R H RBI
Isaiah Ingram 4 1 1 0
Sean Dronek 2 1 1 2
Zach Jacobs 4 0 2 1
Levi Hahn 3 0 2 0
Seth Aurich 2 1 1 1
Mark Stephenson 2 0 0 0
Cayden Olson 1 0 0 0
Lukas McGill 3 1 3 3
Jack Lorenz 2 1 0 0
Jackson Steen 3 0 2 1
Totals 26 10 12 8

BB: Dronek, Aurich, Lorenz. SB: Aurich, Hahn. 2B: McGill 2.

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO
Jackson Steen, W 5 0 0 0 4 9