No. 11 Prairie Ridge Defeats Woodstock 6-4



By Matt Huck
Area Scout

CRYSTAL LAKE, IL- With the Fox Valley Fox Division title already wrapped up No. 11 Prairie Ridge looked to keep things rolling against Woodstock on Tuesday afternoon. They did just that with a 6-4 victory to improve to 28-5 on the season.

Prairie Ridge starter Jonathan Tieman was on cruise control allowing just two hits and a walk through the first six frames. The Wolves broke the scoreless tie in the third inning with three straight RBI hits from Hunter Martin, Dustin Thelander, and Cal Aldridge to give them a 3-0 lead. With two outs in the fourth inning the Wolves put together four straight hits scoring two run to push their lead to 5-0. Prairie Ridge added another run in the fifth when Cal Aldridge, who tripled to lead off the inning, came around to score on a ground out.

Facing a six run deficit in the top of the seventh the Blue Streaks got the rally started with one out. A hit by pitch, walk, error and two singles put the score at 6-2 with the bases loaded and the tying run coming to the plate.

Prairie Ridge summoned Alec Thune from the bullpen to face Woodstock lead off man Cameron Grisiola. Thune got Grisiola to hit a groundball to shortstop, but the wolves were unable to turn the double play setting up first and third for Austin Butts. Butts ripped an RBI single to right field making it a 6-4 game. With two outs and the tying run at second base Eric Bell hit a towering fly ball towards the right field bullpen. Hunter Martin was shaded toward the left centerfield gap in a no doubles defense ranged all the way over to the bullpen making a sliding catch and sealing the victory for the Wolves.

Prairie Ridge improves to 28-5 as Woodstock drops to 11-13 on the season. Both teams meet again tomorrow in Woodstock to conclude the season series.

Stat of the game

Prairie Ridge’s 2-3-4 hitters Hunter Martin, Dustin Thelander, and Cal Aldridge combined to go 6-12 driving in 5 of the teams six runs.

Statistical Highlights

Woodstock
Josh Turner- 2-3, RBI, run scored
Jacob Summer- 1-3 RBI 

Prairie Ridge
Hunter Martin- 2-4, 2 RBIs
Dustin Thelander- 2-4, 2B, 2 RBIs
Cal Aldridge- 2-4, 3B, run scored
Luke Annen- 2-3, 2 runs scored

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