Baseball: Rogers scores 2 in 7th, trips Spring Lake Park 2-1

Adam Nauth singled home the go-ahead run as Rogers scored twice in the top of the seventh to beat Spring Lake Park 2-1 on Monday.

The Royals, struggling at the plate and sometimes in the field, have won two of their last three to improve to 3-8.

“We are still playing the the game the right way,” said coach Brian Harapat. “We are pretty much a lunch-pail team. We’re only hitting about .230 as a team so we have to be opportunistic.”

The Royals (3-8) came alive against the third Panther pitcher, Tyler Draack, after trailing 1-0 through six.

With one out, Andrew Smith got aboard via error, stole second, and scored the tying run on Austin Barbeln’s single to right.

Barbeln made the second out while baserunning, but Micheal Terres and Mitch Neill singled, and Terres was driven home by Nauth’s single to center.

SLP’s Jake Matthys fired four no-hit innings in the non-conference game. Axel Eatherton blanked the Royals for two more innings, allowing three hits. Terres had two of Rogers’ seven hits.

Brayanlee Santiago-Martinez got the win by throwing a scoreless sixth inning, allowing one hit. Blake Shermer notched the save with a scoreless when he gave up a single and a walk but struck out two. Dylan Morris threw the first for innings, allowing three hits, three walks and a run, striking out four.

Rogers will host Becker on Thursday.