By PATRICK SLACK
The Upsala-Swanville Area (USA) baseball team erased a 3-0 deficit with a five-run fifth inning to edge host Pillager 5-4 in a rain-shortened contest, April 13.
Senior Travis Schneider reached base twice, scored a run and knocked in a run to lead the Patriots.
Juniors Eric Frieler and Tren Dinius each had a hit and scored a run and sophomore Eric Lampert knocked in a pair.
Junior Alec Griffith went the distance to earn the win on the mound, striking out four batters.
“Miserable game, but a win is a win,” USA head coach Ken Solarz said.
USA plays at Royalton, Tuesday.
USA 5 6 1
Pillager 4 6 0
USA—Nick Frieler: 2-3; Travis Schneider: 1-1, RBI, R, BB; Tren Dinius: 1-2, 2B, R; Eric Frieler: 1-2, R, BB, SB; Eric Lampert: 1-3, 2-RBI; WP-Alec Griffith: 5-IP, 4-R, 6-H, 2-BB, 4-K.