Baseball: Sting pull out another close win at home, 5-4 over Legacy

For some reason, almost all the games on Spectrum’s new home ballpark wind up being very close.

The Sting edged Legacy Christian 5-4 at Spectrum Sports Complex on Friday, the fifth one-run game among six at home. The Sting are now 3-2 in those one-run games at home.

The Sting scored five in the sixth on a walk and five hits to take a 5-4 lead. Thomas Ogren, who got the last out of the sixth inning in relief, pitched a 1-2-3 seventh with just six pitches to earn the win.

Sting starter John Brand worked four innings, with a pitch limit, and left the mound with a 2-2 tie. Legacy got two runs off Austin Kurilla in 1 2/3 innings.

Christian Rieck was 2-for-3 with two doubles and an RBI, Rosby 2-for-4 (RBI) and Ogren 2-for-3.

The Sting are 6-6 after going 3-1 in four games Monday through Friday. They beat PACT 14-4 on Monday and North Lakes Academy 8-7 on Tuesday, both at home, and lost to Litchfield 6-1 in Dassel on Thursday.

In the game against NLA, not previously reported, the Sting scored two in the seventh to pull it out. Tristen Rosby went the distance, striking out 11, giving up three hits and seven runs (three earned). Austin Kurilla was 3-for-4 and Joey Chaffin was 1-for-3 with three RBI on a hit, sac fly and ground out.

In the winning rally,¬†Ogren walked, stole second and scored on Tristen Rosby’s single, after which Rosby stole second, then was stealing third when Chaffin grounded out, and rounded third during the throw to first and was able to beat the relay home.

Spectrum will host New Life Academy on Saturday at 11 a.m.