Late Shako comeback costs Jays

By Justin Braun

Sunday’s game against the Shakopee Indians was a heartbreaker for the Prior Lake Jays, as they lost the lead late in a 3-2 defeat. The Indians were down 2-1 in the bottom of the seventh inning when Joe Roder doubled, scoring two runs.

The Jays outhit the Indians with Brady Baur, Lance Goeschel, Ross Hebel, Beau Rabey, Jonah Hoeg, and Matthew Johnson each collecting hits for Prior Lake.

The Jays got on the board in the top of the sixth inning after Hoeg grounded out, and Hayden Anthony hit a sacrifice fly, each scoring one run.  Shakopee jumped into the lead in the bottom of the seventh when an error scored one run, and Roder doubled, scoring two runs.

Allex Ege earned the win for Shakopee. The reliever allowed no runs on one hit one and two-thirds innings, striking out one and walking one. Charles Running took the loss for Prior Lake. He went three innings, allowing three runs (zero earned) on four hits, striking out two and walking none. Baur started the game for the Jays. He surrendered no runs and one hit over four innings, striking out five and walking two. Vinny Schleper started for Shakopee and allowed two runs on five hits over six innings, striking out four and walking one. Ethan Lenzmeier earned the save.

Anthony and Hoeg were a one-two punch in the lineup, as each drove in one run for Prior Lake Jays. Goeschel stole two bases.

Roder led the Indians with two runs batted in. The first baseman went 1-for-4 on the day. Ryan Boldt went 2-for-4 at the plate to lead the Indians in hits.

The Jays are on the road Wednesday night as they travel to Elko to take on the Express in the latest stop of the FOX9 Townball Tour.  First pitch is scheduled for 7 pm with festivities throughout the day and fireworks to conclude the evening.