7/11/2014 11:40:00 AM Bears bang 19 hits on Sunday
by Mike Dalton
The bats of the Cannon Falls Bears finally woke up Sunday, as they exploded for 19 hits in a 14-4 win over the Hastings Hawks.
Ten different batters had hits. Taylor Pagel and Keith Meyers had three hits each. Zeke Williams, Nate Otto, Rich Burr, Ryan Brintnall and Tyler Boyle-Hoban had two apiece, and Cory Hedeen, Chris Nobach and Jared Woodward each had one. Pagel had a double.
Meyers went the first eight innings and got the win. He struck out six and gave up 10 hits. Austin Jacobs gave up two runs in his one inning of work.
The Bears had only four hits Friday, July 4, but managed to beat the Randolph Railcats 2-1.
Otto had the big stick, getting three of the hits including a double. Williams had the fourth hit, Brandon Voth and Pagel had RBI.
Cory Hedeen went four innings before giving way to winner Woodward. Meyers pitched one inning for a save.
Cannon had only three hits Wednesday, July 2, at River Falls, where they lost 10-3.
Billy Coakley, Meyers, Jacobs and Luke Winchell shared pitching duties. Meyers, Brintnall and Nobach each had a hit.
"We have struggled a bit offensively, so it was nice to score some runs against Hastings," Meyers said. "Our pitching and defense has kept us in games, and that's a good recipe for winning in the playoffs. We just have to get some timely two-out hitting and we'll be on track."
The Bears have only one home game remaining in the regular season, Wednesday night against Dundas. They were at Miesville Tuesday, then go to Hampton on Sunday, July 13 and Northfield on Wednesday, July 16.