On a steamy Monday, July 6, the Quamba Cubs put another win in the victory column by coming from behind against the Braham Snappers, an Eastern Minny League North Division opponent.
Although the game was played in Quamba, the Snappers were the home team on this night as both scheduled games between these two teams were scheduled to be played in Quamba this season.
The four runs the Quamba ball team scored were difficult to come by in this affair. Despite only managing to collect three hits on the night, the Cubs were able to produce enough runs to get the win.
Braham started the scoring out by getting a run in the first inning after Braham’s leadoff hitter, Jesse Johnson, was hit by a pitch and later scored on a single. Braham’s other run was scored in the third inning after a leadoff walk scored on an error. Logan Parker-Sjoberg started on the mound for the Cubs and pitched another fine game allowing two runs (one unearned) over six and one third innings.
Braham did collect some hits on this night but many of the hits were scattered throughout. Chase Oslin entered the game in relief of Parker-Sjoberg and got the win. Oslin also pitched very well as he struck out four batters in his two and two thirds innings and allowed only one hit.
A big defensive play was made by catcher, Kevin McFerran, who hustled after a wild pitch and was able to throw a strike to Oslin at home plate to get a big out when the Snapper base runner tried to score from third base in the bottom of the seventh inning. This play may have sparked the Quamba team as they scored three runs in the top of the eighth inning. Those three runs scored after Quamba’s first two hitters drew walks and both eventually scored on a big RBI single by Jordan Nelson and a big ground rule double by Jagger Steiner.
Nelson also had another RBI single in the top of the fourth inning. Nelson led the way in the hitting department with two RBI singles with Steiner collecting two RBI’s on the other hit for Quamba. Other than the three RBI hits by Nelson and Steiner, the only other noteworthy offensive statistics were McFerran and Steiner drawing three walks and Lucas Athey Jr. stealing three bases after drawing a couple of walks. Parker-Sjoberg also stole a couple of bases as well.
Defensively, Quamba had three errors on the night which is not something this team likes to have happen. We have a lot of players who take pride in making good fundamental plays and our goal is to play as clean defensively as possible and help the pitchers and catchers out, especially on these steamy nights. Quamba’s next game will be Friday, July 10, at 7:30 p.m. in Quamba. It will be a re-match with the Braham Snappers.
Quamba’s overall record is 3-2 and 1-0 in the Eastern Minny League North Division.