One last time: Senior Jack Sievert embraces teammate Ryan Cole after their final game together. EJ Photo/Travis Charlson

St. Ansgar’s season came to an end against a familiar foe on Tuesday, as the Saints fell in the sub-state round to the South Winn. Warriors for the second season in a row.

The Saints were locked in a defensive battle for much of the game, but the Warriors scored on a wild pitch and added a few more runs in the top of the 6th before going on to win 3-0.

“Unfortunately, we didn’t have enough offense to beat a very good team tonight,” coach Devin Schwiesow said. 

Tate Mayer started on the mound, and gave up no runs in the nearly six innings he pitched. EJ Photo/Travis Charlson

Just like last season, the Saints finish one game short of the state tourney in Des Moines, but their efforts this year have exemplified the tenacity and sportsmanship of St. Ansgar athletics. 

“I can’t say enough about our seniors,” Schwiesow said. “They’re good baseball players, but they’re better kids and better leaders and they will go far in life.”

This year’s senior class helped bring a conference title and a couple of district titles home to St. Ansgar during their careers, to go along with a boat load of wins and exciting ball games played under the lights on the banks of the Cedar.

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