Eagle Grove tops Gaels, stays unbeaten

EAGLE GROVE – Kent Jorgensen’s walk-off walk lifted the Eagle Grove baseball team to a dramatic 5-4 eight-inning victory over sixth-ranked (Class 2A) St. Edmond Monday night.

Jorgensen’s free pass brought home Jacob Grandgeorge with the decisive run for the Eagles (4-0 overall, 2-0 in the North Central Conference).

“Our first four games we were lights out with runners in scoring position, but (last night) we were not as patient as we should’ve been,” said Gael head coach Joe Shanks. “The little things will always come back to get you against good teams.”

Dylan Thielen went 3-for-4 offensively with a double and two runs scored for Eagle Grove, while Kent Jorgensen managed two hits and two RBI. Deion Shivers added a hit, a stolen base and two runs scored.

Grandgeorge also picked up the win with a perfect inning in relief.

For St. Edmond (4-1, 1-1), Logan Fear was 2-for-3 with a RBI, a run scored and a stolen base.

Matthew Bocken, Reid Johnson and Jason Setterdahl all drove in one. Hank Crimmins, Colin Flattery and Robert Flattery each crossed the dish once.

“(Starting pitcher Tyler) Vorrie mixed up speeds and got out of a few jams,” Shanks said. “We just couldn’t put the ball in play against him.”

The Gaels, who won their first four games by the mercy rule, stranded 10 baserunners and committed two errors.

Looking to bounce back, SEHS hits the road to face Southeast Valley tonight. First pitch is set for 6:30 p.m in Dayton. Eagle Grove also returns to action, hosting West Fork.