Colonels blast Owatonna, 12-0

Published 12:00 am Thursday, June 29, 2006

The Albert Lea Colonels finally put it all together Wednesday night against Owatonna in a 12-0 seven inning victory.

&8220;It was nice to have a game where we played well offensively and defensively,&8221; said head coach Bill Trygstad. &8220;We really hadn’t done it all year but we showed what we are capable of.&8221;

Alex Hansen went the distance for the Colonels giving up just two hits, striking out four and not issuing a walk.

Albert Lea (2-10) would jump out to the early lead with two runs in the first before it added two more runs in the third. However, the team would put the game away in the fourth with an eight spot.

Devin Kaasa got things going with a walk, Zac Oquist singled and Matt Trygstad drove them both in with a base knock. Ryan Wangen plated Trygstad and Kris Pleiss added another run with an RBI ground out. Andrew Greibrok would also bring home a run and both Kaasa and Oquist would drive

balls down the line to bring in two runs apiece.

&8220;We lost to Owatonna 11-8 earlier in the season and we didn’t feel like we should have lost that game,&8221; said Bill Trygstad. &8220;We got a good pitching performance &045;&160;they didn’t hit any balls hard and we played good defense &045;&160;and hopefully we can carry this into Friday’s game with New Richland.&8221;

Oquist, had three hits on the night for Albert Lea while Matt Trygstad, Wangen and Greibrok each had two.