The Cold Spring Silver Springers won the first game of their Central MN league doubleheader by a score of 7-4 over the Alexandria Classic Clippers Saturday afternoon in Alexandria. The offense collected eleven hits in the game and overcame a 4-2 deficit with a three-run fifth inning. Tim Martin picked up the win on the mound with five solid innings of work. He allowed four runs on five hits, two walks, and struck out one. Todd Steil pitched the final two innings to earn the save, allowing just one hit and striking out two.
Cold Spring scored a run in the top of the first inning to take a quick 1-0 lead. Greg Terres singled, stole second, went to third on a fly ball, and scored on a sacrifice fly by Greg Bemboom. Alexandria responded with three runs in the bottom of the frame to take a 3-1 lead, but the Silvers cut that lead in half with a run in the top of the third inning. Rod Schafer singled, stole second, advanced to third on a fly ball, and scored on a sacrifice fly off the bat of Todd Steil. The Classic Clippers got that run right back in the bottom of the inning to make the score 4-2, but Cold Spring rallied with three runs in the top of the fifth inning to reclam the lead. Terres doubled; Schafer singled home Terres and then stole second; Bembbom walked; and Steil doubled home Schafer and Bemboom. The Silvers added two insurance runs in the top of the seventh inning to pull away for good. Arnold walked; Derek Falde singled; Martin singled home Arnold and advanced Falde to third; and Brent Schloe singled home Falde to give the Silvers a 7-4 victory.