Spotlight Game of Day: St. Thomas Academy vs. Holy Angels



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By Spencer Flaten
Staff Writer
Prep Baseball Report Minnesota


Spotlight Game of the Day- St. thomas academy vs. holy angels

MENDOTA HEIGHTS, MN March 18, 2016— The St. Thomas Academy Cadets defeated the Academy of Holy Angels 5-3 on Monday in non-conference action at STA.

It was a closely-contested game, but the Cadets never trailed at any point. That was largely due to the work of pitcher Tommy Dolan, who gave the Stars trouble throughout the game.

St. Thomas Academy opened the scoring in the bottom of the 1st when an infield error on a ground ball hit by Hugh Burke allowed Boston Droehl to score.

The Cadets added a second run in the bottom of the 2nd inning in similar fashion. An infield error brought Gus Forseth across the plate and gave St. Thomas Academy a 2-0 lead.

The Stars didn’t stay down for long, however. In the top of the 4th, they finally broke through on Dolan when Gabe Pilla belted a double just over St. Thomas’s right fielder to plate two runs and tie the game.

The Cadets took the lead for good in the bottom of the 5th inning. Patrick Peterson drew a bases-loaded walk to make the score 3-2, then an RBI single by August Raarup and RBI groundout by Nic Schaeffer gave St. Thomas Academy a 5-2 lead.

Kevin Brosam doubled in a run for Holy Angels in the top of the 7th, but the comeback bid stopped there for the Stars.

Dolan dominated on the mound in five innings of work. He scattered five hits, allowed two earned runs, and struck out nine batters. He struck out at least two batters in three of his five innings. Caleb Reiter pitched 4.1 innings for Holy Angels and allowed three earned runs on four hits and two walks. He struck out six.

No Cadet batter tallied more than one hit in the game. Burke went 1-for-3 with a triple, while Peterson was 1-for-2 with an RBI. Collin Lynch and Patrick Burke both went 2-for-3 with a run scored for Holy Angels.

The Cadets moved to 3-1 this season with the win, while Holy Angels dropped to 2-4.

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