Loss to Cannon Falls puts Hawks at 15-10The Hastings Hawks couldn’t score a run against the Cannon Falls Bears Friday at Veteran’s Park, but they were able to keep the Bears’ score low.
The Hastings Hawks couldn’t score a run against the Cannon Falls Bears Friday at Veteran’s Park, but they were able to keep the Bears’ score low. The Bears won the Classic Cannon Valley League game, 2-0.
Mark Moriarty started the evening on the mound and gave up his first run early. With two outs in the first inning, Cannon Falls’ Richie Burr singled and then scored on a single by teammate Nick Nobach.
Moriarty held off any further runs until the sixth. Moriarty walked Cannon Falls’ Brandon Voth, who went on to third on the Hawks’ only error of the game. Voth then scored on a sacrifice fly by Keith Meyers. Adam Barta took over pitching in the seventh and allowed no runs in the remaining three innings.
Hastings nearly scored in the bottom of the fourth. Sam Ryan walked, Steve Krashaar singled and Derrick Pfeffer walked to load the bases for Moriarty. Moriarty’s fly ball to left field was caught, and the Bears threw it home to make their third out on Ryan’s slide into home.
The Hawks struggled to get on base much of the rest of the game. They ended with eight hits, one error and seven left on base, compared to Cannon Falls’ two runs on 11 hits, no errors, and 12 left on base.
Sean Dube went two for four at the plate, while Jordy Horsch, Ryan, David Vogelgesang, Moriarty, David Goggen, and Krashaar each had one hit.
The Hawks are now 15-10 for the year. Their next game is at 7:30 p.m. Friday against the Hampton Cardinals at Veteran’s Park. After that, the Hawks travel to Chaska Saturday and to Red Wing Sunday. They play at home again Tuesday against the Bay City Bombers.