Townball State Tourney: Stockmen’s Irish advance in Class A playoffs
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The Stockmen’s Irish defeated the St. Paul Hogs 5-0 Saturday morning, at Palm Field in St. Anthony Village, to advance in the Minnesota Baseball Association Class A playoffs.
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In the bottom of the first, shortstop Joe Silversmith kicked off the scoring for the Irish when he hit a RBI double to make it a 1-0 game.
That score held true until the when Scott Finberg of the Irish crushed an RBI triple to make it 2-0 in the bottom of the fifth. It was in the bottom of the sixth when the Irish broke the game open. Following an run-scoring-error from the Hops, Stockmen’s Brody Paulson hit a two-RBI single to make it a 5-0 game.
That was all Irish pitcher Teddy Klingsporn needed on the afternoon. Klingsporn was dominant. He finished the game with a complete game and added 12 strikeouts to go with his performance.
With the win, the Irish advance to the Elite 8 and will play the winner of Lyon’s Pub and St. Louis Park in the next round.