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Remsen St. Mary’s Wins 2022 Spalding Baseball Tournament

The Remsen St. Mary’s Baseball Team following their win in the Spalding Tournament Title Game.

The 2022 Spalding Catholic Baseball Tournament culminated on Saturday night with the title game featuring some of the best that 1A baseball has to offer in Kingsley-Pierson and Remsen St. Mary’s. Both teams came in to the game riding hot streaks with Remsen St. Mary’s continuing their hot streak with a 6-2 victory over the Panthers.

The Spalding Tournament brings in some quality teams on a regular basis making the competition good in every game. Remsen St. Mary’s head coach Dean Harpenau says it’s a weekend tournament that his team needs to be locked in for.

Those feelings were echoed on the other side of the diamond from the tournament runner-up in Kingsley-Pierson. Head Coach Taylor Doeschot says it’s a great experience for the guys and it shows them what they still need to improve on.

Remsen St. Mary’s got the scoring started early in the first inning with the bases loaded and one out. Alex Schroeder dropped a bunt down to execute a double suicide squeeze that scored Brody Schorg and Jaxon Bunkers. The Hawks were successful with their small ball all tournament, and they have been successful with it all season. Coach Harpenau says he’s always enjoyed when teams can play small ball well.

Carter Schorg got the start for Remsen St. Mary’s and continued to do what Hawk pitchers have been doing all season. He allowed four hits, one earned run and struck out five batters to get the win. The key to Schorg’s and Hawks’ pitching success all season has been limiting walks to limit traffic on the base paths.

The win for Remsen St. Mary’s snapped Kingsley-Pierson’s nine-game winning streak that had been building over the last couple of weeks. The Panthers made it to state in 2020, and they’re goal is to do it again this season. For that to happen, Coach Doeschot says his guys just need to take one final step to shore things up for the stretch run of the season.

Remsen St. Mary’s improved to an impressive 23-0 with the win over the Panthers. The Hawks are one of only six unbeaten teams remaining in the entire state, but that’s not what the Hawks are focused on. Coach Harpenau says his team continues to be focused on the next game in front of them and how they can get better to reach their ultimate goal of a seventh consecutive state tournament appearance.

The Hawks outscored opponents by a score of 29-4 in the Spalding Tournament.