Battling at districts

Patriot catcher Chase Streeter makes the catch at home plate, but the throw isn’t in time to tag out the base runner as Gretna plated one of its seven runs Saturday afternoon during the B-5 District tourney. GACC-SS-WPB gave it all they had, but fell short 7-2.

Tournament host Gretna was the team to beat heading into the B-5 District baseball tourney last week, but that didn’t bother GACC-SS-WPB one bit.

And despite suffering a 7-2 season-ending loss to the top seed Saturday afternoon at Gretna, the Patriots competed like crazy.

“We were just a different team in this game. We really wanted to win, and it showed,” Patriot senior Cole Kreikemeier said. “Gretna is bigger than us, and we knew that, but we competed with them all game. The score really doesn’t show how well we played.”

Kreikemeier was right in the middle of that competitive effort as he pitched a “tremendous” game, and earned awfully high praise from head coach Bruce Schlecht.

“Cole impressed me greatly. This club [Gretna] is always in the paper about their great batting, but Cole pitched a tremendous game. He was just fantastic,” Schlecht said.

“Gretna just has a lot of horses. They have a lot of guys they can go to. They have 300 kids in one class. We have that in the two schools.”

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