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Blizzard 2022 Desert Fall Classic in Vegas Recap

11/17/2021, 10:45am CST
By Adam Barta, Owner | Blizzard Elite Baseball

Blizzard 2022 teams face stiff competition, come up short in bid for championship

Blizzard 2022 Vegas Recap

Minnesota Blizzard Blue 2022
Coaches Graig Weber (3rd year, Blizzard Alum) | Eden Cranston (1st year)

The Blizzard Blue 2022 team went 2-2 where they say there first three games decided by one run.

Maddox Mihalakis (Arizona commit), Sam Schneider (Gustavus commit) and Zak Endres (North Dakota State commit) led the team with three hits apiece while Hayden Mileski (Tulane commit) led the team in runs with three.

Ben Irsfeld (Mankato State commit) continued on his magnificent streak of starts pitching five innings while striking out nine in his final Vegas game.  Charlie Jacobson (South Dakota State commit) struck out 11 in his winning start in what may have been his best outing of the year.  RHP 2023 AJ Rasmussen struck out seven in six innings and allowed zero earned runs in his no decision.

Minnesota Blizzard Black 2022
Coaches Derrick Pfeffer (14 years) | Ryan Seleski (1st year)

Ben Keske led the way on the weekend knocking out five hits while leading the team in steals (3) and runs (6).  Five players chipped in with three RBI including Jacob Carlson, Tate Wischnak, Reese Tripp, Aiden Smoley and Cayden Cherevko.

Caleb Vanderplaas (Iowa Central commit) struck out eight in four innings and allowed zero runs in his start while Caleb Hautajarvi struck out six in 5.1 innings of work.

Minnesota Blizzard Gold 2022
Coaches Adam Stockwell (1st year) | Kolin Williams (1st year)

The Blizzard Gold lost three games by a total of four runs and while their record didn't show it, they were in every game. 

Oran Hinkle (University of Minnesota-Duluth) knocked out five hits and led the team in runs with four.  Matias Anderson-Garcia had four hits and five RBI on the weekend.

Anderson threw 6.2 innings and struck out five to lead the Gold squad on the mound.  Chase Johnson made only one error in 25 chances / 22 putouts.

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