Posted at: 05/31/2012 7:20 PM
(ABC 6 NEWS) -- Tyler Schmitz was in control Tuesday, and the Zumbrota-Mazeppa Cougars were helpless.
"It was a good team win," Schmitz said.
Schmitz came just one out short of a complete game win in the Section 1AA tournament, limiting Z-M to just four hits and one earned run.
"(We had) good defense behind my pitching, and the offense came together again," Schmitz said.
"(Schmitz) is just a very consistent player," Stewartville infielder/pitcher Aaron Simmons said. "He brings his 'A' game all the time. He has a good attitude and is a really good leader."
Schmitz also helped himself with the bat, going two-for-four with three RBIs, which is no surprise, because when he's not pitching, his .300-plus batting average gets him a lot of playing time in the field.
"Every other year we go down to Florida for spring training, and we joked on the way down there about getting him to play every position," Stewartville coach Dan Simmons said. "I think we got about halfway there, and to be honest with you, he could do anything you ask him to do."
Schmitz and his teammate now turn their attention toward Lourdes.
The Eagles beat the Tigers in the last game the two teams played, and the Tigers want some revenge.
"We have some unfinished business, so it's the team we want to play right now," Schmitz said.