The Jordan baseball team will not be playing at the state tournament this year.
Jordan was eliminated from the Class 2A, Section 2 playoffs when Le Sueur-Henderson scored in the bottom of the seventh to defeat the Hubmen 5-4 in an elimination game last Saturday in Waterville.
The Hubmen trailed 4-2 heading into the last inning but rallied to tie the game at 4-4 and keep their hopes alive.
Jonathan Huss started that rally off with a leadoff walk. He advanced to third on Ryan Friedges’ double and scored on a wild pitch to cut the score to 4-3. Friedges scored to tie it at 4-4 on Adam Kreuser’s double.
Jordan loaded the bases after that but couldn’t push the go-ahead run across and went to the bottom of the seventh inning tied at 4-4. In the bottom of the seventh inning, Le Sueur’s Mitch Casperson hit a one-out single. He advanced to second on a fielder’s choice and to third on a single.
With two outs and runners on first and third, Jordan committed an error that allowed Casperson to come in and score to win the game 5-4 and end Jordan’s season.
The Hubmen jumped out to 2-0 lead in the second inning but Le Sueur quickly tied it up in the bottom of the second and went up 4-2 with two more runs in the fourth inning.
Jordan was sent to the losers bracket and the elimination game against Le Sueur-Henderson when they lost 16-4 to St. Peter last Thursday night in St. Peter.
That game got off to a good start for the Hubmen but after that it was all St. Peter.
Jordan went up 3-0 in the top of the first only to see the Saints score seven runs in the first two innings. Kyle Hvidsten, Friedges and Noah Schmitt scored for the Hubmen in the first inning.
St. Peter answered with three runs of its own in the first and four more in the second for a 7-3 lead.
Jordan cut it to 7-5 in the third but St. Peter sent 10 men to the plate in the third inning and scored seven times to go up 14-5. Joey Baron drove in two runs with a bases loaded double and Hunter Wilmes drove in three runs with a bases loaded triple for St. Peter.
The Hubmen advanced to the game against St. Peter with a 10-0 win against Waterville-Elysian-Morristown at the Mini-met last Tuesday night. Jordan pitchers Micheal Lambrecht and Kyle Hvidsten combined to throw a one-hit shutout. They combined to strike out 10 and didn’t allow a hit until the last inning.
First inning RBIs by Friedges and Schmitt gave the Hubmen a 2-0 lead. They added two more in the second and pulled away with six runs in the fourth inning. The big blow in that inning came off the bat of Huss, who hit a three-run home run.