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Crusaders roll Delano

By MN Baseball Hub and Star Tribune Staff, 06/14/12, 9:18PM CDT


One big Crusader inning enough to topple Delano.

St. Cloud Cathedral pitcher Eric Pelant throws against Delano in the third inning of their Class 2A state high school baseball quarterfinal game at Dick Putz Field in St. Cloud Thursday, June 14, 2012. Genevieve Ross/Special to the Star Tribune

Game Recap

One bad inning can be the destruction of a team and that was the story of this game. St. Cloud Cathedral exploded for five runs in the top of the second inning against a tough Delano opponent. That would be all the scoring in the game as the Crusaders would hold on to win by that 5-0 score.

Senior lefty Eric Pelant was masterful on the mound for Cathedral. He finished his complete game shutout giving up only four hits and striking out ten.
St. Cloud Cathedral will play the winner of the Proctor versus Minneapolis Washburn game. They will face off Friday, June 15th at 2:30 p.m. on Dick Putz Field in St. Cloud.
-Jake Lunemann, MN Baseball Hub Staff

Three Stars

1. Eric Pelant, St. Cloud Cathedral
Pelant was masterful on the mound throughout this game. Striking out ten with a mix of pitches that kept the Tiger hitters on their heels all game. He put a stop to Delano's best chance to come back by striking out back to back hitters and then inducing a weak groundout after giving up two hits to start the inning.

2. Matt Dodge, St. Cloud Cathedral
Dodge made several nice plays in the field at second base and went 2 for 4 with one run and one rbi. 
3. Waylon Bemboom, St. Cloud Cathedral
The Crusader speedster got things done when it mattered. On top of his one for three game, he also had an rbi and stole a base. He also chased down several balls hit to the gaps.
-Jake Lunemann, MN Baseball Hub Staff

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