St. Cloud Cathedral, ranked No. 2 in Class AA, handed Zimmerman an 11-1 loss in six innings on Wednesday in St. Cloud.
Cathedral scored three runs on four straight singles off Mitchell Mossman in the first inning. Mossman then pitched two scoreless innings. Craig Steiskal threw two innings, allowing two doubles and a run. Mack Riley and Ryan Wystepik gave up seven runs in the sixth on four hits, four walks and a two-run error.
“We hit the ball, but Cathedral just makes every play,” said coach Chris Riley about his team’s hitting slate of just three strikeouts but only four hits. Taylor Snow, Austin Tretbar, Zach Ruprecht, and Ryan Wystepik had the hits.
Zimmerman (1-7 conference, 4-7 overall) will play at Mora on Thursday.