The Jordan Brewers sent the home crowd home happy on Baseball Day in Jordan.
The Brewers capped off a busy weekend of baseball in Jordan at the Mini-Met as they defeated the Cold Spring Rockies 15-8 to cap off the day.
In addition to hosting four games on Sunday as part of Baseball Day, the ballpark also hosted the annual Jordan/Shakopee Coors Light Classic tournament on Friday and Saturday.
The Brewers went 2-1 in pool play in the tournament and didn’t advance to Sunday’s championship game at Schleper Stadium in Shakopee.
Jordan defeated Carver 2-1 on Friday before losing to Moorhead 14-2 and beating Hamptong 10-9 on Saturday.
The championship game between the Moorhead Brewers and Northfield Knights was cancelled because of rain on Sunday afternoon, so no champion was crowned this year.
In the game against Cold Spring on Sunday night, Jordan’s bats came out hot before Cold Spring battled back to make a game off it but the Brewers pulled away late for the big win.
The Brewers pounded out 13 hits and got help from five Cold Spring errors as they won 14-8.
Jordan jumped out to a 8-2 lead by scoring two runs in the first and three runs in the second and third innings. The scoring barrage started in the first inning when the Brewers put the first two batters on base and got RBI singles from Scott Hollingsworth and Nate Beckman for a 2-0 lead.
In the second inning, Jordan scored three times when Cold Spring committed an error with the bases loaded that scored two runs. Hollingsworth made it 5-0 with his second RBI of the game.
Cold Spring cut it to 5-2 in the third but Joe Lucas drove in two runs in the bottom of the third to push the lead to 8-2. The Rockies’ bats came alive in the fourth when they scored five runs on five hits and two Brewers errors to cut the lead to 8-7.
Jake Lucas pushed the lead to 9-7 with an RBI single in the fourth. It wasn’t until the sixth inning that Jordan was able to pull away as they plated four runs in the sixth and two more in the eight to win 15-8. Greg Quist hit a home run in the sixth inning for Jordan.
Jordan opened the tournament weekend with a tight 2-1 win against Carver.
In a well-played fast game, Jordan scored in the sixth inning to beat the Black Sox in a seven-inning game. Carver scored its only run of the game in the fourth inning but Jordan tied it up in the fifth when Quist scored on Alex Beckman’s single.
In the bottom of the sixth, Nate Beckman broke the 1-1 tie with a leadoff home run.
Not only did Nate Beckman have the game-winning hit, he also earned the win on the mound for the Brewers by pitching all seven innings. He struck out seven batters and gave up just four hits in the win.
Things didn’t go so well the next day as Moorhead defeated Jordan 14-2. Moorhead scored six runs in the first inning and four more in the third for a 10-0 lead.
Jordan bounced back from that tough loss to defeat Hampton 10-9 to end the tourney on a positive note. The Brewers trailed 7-1 after the top of the fourth inning but exploded for nine runs in the bottom of the fourth and held on to win 10-9.
In that big inning, Jordan had nine singles and one double to score nine runs. Hampton scored two runs in the seventh inning to cut it to 10-9 and had the bases loaded with one out but Jordan turned a double play to end the game and earn the win.
Prior to the busy weekend, Jordan hosted a team from Tempe, Arizona, and defeated them 17-3.
The Brewers scored 10 runs in the fifth inning and five more in the sixth to turn a 3-2 deficit into a 17-3 rout. Joe Lucas went 4 for 5 with six RBIs and three runs scored.
Prior to that win, Jordan defeated Belle Plaine 9-2 at the Mini-Met. The game was tied 2-2 after two innings and remained there until the fifth inning when the Brewers scored three runs. The added a run in the seventh and three more in the eighth.
Lucas had another big game as he had three hits, including a home run, and drove in two runs.