All three Stevens County amateur baseball teams are still alive after the first weekend of Region 9C tournament action. Chokio and Morris went 2-0 while Hancock was upset by No. 5 Ortonville in the Orphans first game of the Region tournament Sunday, July 26, in Clinton.
In the opener for Hancock Sunday, the Orphans had an opportunity to comeback from a 2-0 deficit early but fell short to Ortonville 6-3. Collin Brown took the loss for Hancock.
Chokio trailed big late in its Region 9C opener Saturday afternoon against Cottonwood until a Mitch Daly double tied the game at six in the eighth inning. The game was locked at 7-7 heading in the bottom of the ninth and Zach Howe connected on a walk off single to give Chokio the win.
In the Coyotes game on Sunday, Chokio knocked off top-seeded Clinton 4-1.
Morris opened Region 9C play with two wins this weekend. The Eagles beat Madison 3-2 Saturday, July 25 and beat Rosen 12-5 Sunday, July 25.
Against Madison, Bryce Jergenson got the win on the hill. Brady Jergenson hit a double with a couple RBIs.
Against Rosen, Mac Beyer earned the win on the bump. Noah Grove hit a three-run home run and Tyler Henrichs hit a solo shot to help lead the Eagles to victory.
Next Sunday, Aug. 2, Morris will play Dumont and Ortonville will play Chokio in the winners bracket. Morris and Dumont will kick off at 1:30 p.m. in Rosen and Chokio and Ortonville will play at 1:30 p.m. in Clinton.
Three Stevens County teams still alive in 9C tourneyHancock will play in the loser’s bracket at 4 p.m. Aug. 1, in Clinton.