The TMP baseball team saw their season come to an end Wednesday afternoon in a wild, 15-14 loss to Concordia in the 3A regional semifinals in Concordia.
In the nearly three-hour contest, the two teams combined for 26 hits and 29 runs.
Aaron Breit postgame interview
The Monarchs raced out to a four-run lead in the bottom of the first inning on a sacrifice fly by Carson Jacobs and then with the bases loaded, Colby Dreiling delivered a bases-clearing double to take a 4-0 lead after one inning.
In the top of the season the Panthers offense exploded for nine runs on six hits to take a 9-4 lead.
Each team added a run in the third and then Concordia scored two in the fourth and three in the fifth to build a 15-5 lead through four and a half innings. But the Monarchs, on the brink of elimination would rally for nine runs in their half of the fifth.
The Monarchs sent 14 to the plate and collected six hits in the inning. Among those were a Tyson Dinkel two-run single and the second three-run double of the game for Dreiling, giving him a career-high six RBI’s. But after the Monarchs closed within one at 15-14 Dreiling struck out to end the inning leaving the tying run at third and the go-ahead run at second.
TMP was able to get the tying run to second in the sixth inning but were unable to threaten again as they see their season come to an end with the 15-14 loss.
Colby Dreiling suffered the loss for the Monarchs. He allowed nine runs, six were earned with a pair of walks in an inning and two-thirds.
Dreiling collected a pair of hits and drover in six runs. Brady Kreutzer was three-for-four with four runs scored. Carson Jacobs added a pair of RBI’s.
The Monarchs finished their season 15-5.