Jacob Poehler beats the ball to first base last Friday night as Springfield battled Stark.

Springfield sees season end in Region 2C tournament

Springfield’s hopes of playing in front of their home crowd in the Class C State Tournament were dashed by two-straight Region 2C playoff losses.

Playing at Riverside Park in a win-and-in game Wednesday, the Tigers lost 6-2 to Lamberton, dropping them into the losers bracket and forcing them to win two games over the weekend.

But Springfield didn’t get past Friday night.

Hosting Stark, the Tigers blew a big lead in a wild game, losing 16-15 and ending their season with a record of 13-5-1.

Lamberton went on to defeat New Ulm and earn the No. 1 seed in Region 2C, with New Ulm going to state in the No. 2 seed.  Hanska defeated Stark to earn the No. 3 seed and final Region 2C spot in the Class C State Tournament.

Springfield had three players get drafted to compete in the state tournament; Branden Flock by Lamberton, Jordan Milbrath by New Ulm and Brandon Wilhelmi by Hanska.

The state tournament starts this weekend in Springfield and Milroy.  

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