The Jordan Brewers wrapped up a busy week of baseball with a second place finish at the Miller Lite Invite.
Jordan lost to Waconia 2-0 in the championship game on Sunday at the 16-team tournament in Green Isle and Hamburg. To reach the title game, the Brewers defeated Hutchinson, Lake Henry and Morris.
Against Waconia, Jordan collected only three hits and were shut out for the first time this season. Waconia’s Erik Olson kept the Brewers bats silent as he pitched six scoreless innings before giving way to Kodey Simon, who pitched a scoreless seventh inning.
The Lakers scored the only run they needed in the second inning when they got a leadoff double and scored on a two-out single. They added an insurance run in the fifth inning. Steven Beckman pitched well in the loss for the Brewers as he only gave up six hits in six innings of work.
Jordan opened the tournament last Thursday with a 4-1 against Hutchinson. In that win, they pounded out 13 hits but could only push four runs across. The score was 0-0 after three innings but Jordan went up 1-0 in the fourth and then 4-0 in the sixth inning.
Joe Lucas had three hits in the win while Nate Beckman, Scott Hollingsworth, Jake Lucas and Greg Quist all collected two hits. Quist had two RBIs in the win.
Alex Beckman pitched the first six innings of the game to earn the win while Joe Lucas earned a save by pitching a scoreless seventh inning.
In the quarterfinals, Jordan topped Lake Henry 4-0 behind the pitching of Jacob Allen. Allen pitched a two-hit shutout for the Brewers. Nate Beckman had two hits and two RBIs to lead the offensive attack.
In the semifinals, Jordan won 11-3 against the Morris Eagles. Joe Lucas smacked a three-run home run for Jordan in that win. Steven Beckman pitched all seven innings to earn the win.
Prior to the tournament, the Brewers suffered their first loss of the season when they lost to to Baseball 365 21-9 last Tuesday. Baseball 365 is a Class A team.
The Brewers pitching staff gave up 20 hits in the loss. Offensively, Nate Beckman had three hits and three RBIs.
In between tournament games, Jordan snuck in a River Valley League game against Gaylord. That game did not want to end as the two teams played deep into the night last Friday before Gaylord won 6-5 in 17 innings in Gaylord.
The game ended on a Jordan error in the 17th inning.
Jordan led 5-3 after the top of the eighth inning but Gaylord tied it with two runs in the bottom of the eighth and then nobody could score for the next nine innings.
Quist came on in relief in the 10th inning and pitched seven scoreless innings before Gaylord scored in the 17th inning.