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SM's Berg nabs 300th win in season opener

Friday, May 25, 2012

RUTHVEN - After ten months of sitting at 299, St. Mary's head coach Ryan Berg got win number 300 Monday night in Ruthven.

Berg, in his 17th year with the Panther baseball program, got the milestone in the season debut for the Panthers as they posted a 6-0 victory at Graettinger-Terril/Ruthven-Ayrshire.

The St. Mary's boosters plan to recognize Berg's accomplishment at the centennial weekend later this season.

"I thought we played pretty well for our first game of the season," said Berg. "Though our pitchers were not as consistent as we would like to see, they dominated when they were throwing strikes. Our biggest strength was our timely hitting. We scored four of our six runs with two outs, so we definitely had people come through in big situations."

The St. Mary's pitchers combined to surrender just three hits in the shutout. Bobby Ivey got the win on the mound as he gave up one hit, struck out ten and walked four in four innings of work. Joe Sandhoff spelled for three innings, allowing two hits with five strikeouts.

At the plate, Ivey led the way again, going 2-3 with a homerun and two runs driven in. Andy Drey was 2-4 with two runs driven in, two stolen bases and a run scored. Sandhoff went 2-4 and Luke Lenhart 1-4. Courtesy runner Dillan Smith scored three runs.

The Panthers finished 7-of-28 at the plate and stole five pases.

St. Mary's (1-0) will be on the road Friday at Logan-Magnolia.

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