Despite a 4-run deficit in the third inning, St. Michael almost came all the way back, eventually falling 4-3 to Eden Prairie on Friday. St. Michael scored three runs in the failed comeback on a single by Paxton Thopson in the fourth, a by Ethan Krehbiel-valoga in the fourth, and a in the eighth.
St. Michael fell behind early in the loss. Eden Prairie scored on a triple by Will Pahl and a single by Connor Kehl in the first inning.
Eden Prairie took an early lead in the first inning. Eden Prairie scored one run when Pahl tripled with one out in the first inning.
Jack Zigan earned the win for Eden Prairie. He pitched eight innings, surrendering three runs, six hits, striking out five, and walking one. Ben Shepard recorded the last three outs to earn the save for Eden Prairie. Travis Brown took the loss for St. Michael. He threw six and a third innings, allowing four runs, ten hits, striking out four, and walking one.Paxton Thopson and Ethan Krehbiel-valoga each drove in one run to lead St. Michael.
Eden Prairie had ten hits in the game. Mike Espe and Pahl each collected multiple hits for Eden Prairie. Collin Farris led Eden Prairie with two runs batted in. He went 1-for-4 on the day.