Looking for a silver lining: Patriots suffer dramatic 1-0 loss to Thompson but capture third at state - Hillsboro Banner: Sports

Looking for a silver lining: Patriots suffer dramatic 1-0 loss to Thompson but capture third at state

By Pace Maier | Posted: Friday, August 9, 2019 6:00 am

HAZEN, N.D. – It wasn’t the call Mayville Post 8 was hoping for but one they’ll have to live with for the rest of their lives.

With two outs in the bottom of the ninth inning Saturday at the Class B American Legion state tournament here, Patriots catcher Sam Satrom dove across home plate in an attempt to tag Nicholas Reck of Thompson, Jorgenson Post 181.

The play resulted in Reck being called safe after a controversial call that didn’t please Mayville head coach Taylor Kunkel.

“It was a tough call,” Kunkel said Tuesday about his team falling 1-0 to Thompson in the winner’s bracket. “Do I think the call was wrong? Yeah, maybe.

“But I told the boys – and I still believe – we had plenty of opportunities before that. It didn’t come down to one call. It came down to not executing throughout the game.”

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