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Amateur Baseball: Kulset’s strong outing leads Twins to victory

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Tribune Staff Report

LITCHFIELD — New London-Spicer’s pitching staff came through for a second straight game as Ben Kulset worked a complete game, striking out 11, in a 3-1 victory over Litchfield on Wednesday night at Optimist Field.

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Like teammate Kevin Soine in a 6-3 win on Tuesday, Kulset had control from the start. He allowed seven hits and walked just one.

After Litchfield took a first-inning lead, NLS scored twice in the sixth to take the lead and gave Kulset some padding with another run in the seventh.

Litchfield’s Josh Johnson was the only Blue with Kulset’s number. He was 4-for-4 was stranded all four times. Lucas Johnson was 2-for-4

Kulset had two hits and scored a run for the Twins. Scott Rambow hit a solo home run and Tyler Horning and Jake Damhof also drove in NLS runs.

NL-Spicer 3, Litchfield 1

NL-Spicer             000 002 100 — 3 6 1 

Litchfield              100 000 000 — 1 7 2 

HITTING – New London-Spicer: Ben Kulset 2-5 r, Scott Rambow 1-4 hr rbi r, Tyler Horning 1-3 rbi r, Jake Damhof 1-3 rbi … Litchfield: Lucas Johnson 2-4 r, Matt Spreiter 1-3, Josh Johnson 4-4, Gabe Lecher 0-4 rbi

PITCHING (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) – NL-Spicer: WP-Kulset 9-7-1-1-1-11 … Litchfield: LP-David Hamm 2-2-2-2-3-0, Lecher 3-3-1-1-1-1, David Yordi 4-1-0-0-2-2

Cornbelt

Bullfrogs 4, Kilowatts 1

A well-pitched game by both sides at Lions Memorial Field. Luke Kramer went all nine for the Island permitting just 6 hits and 3 passes. Cody Fruin, the losing arm, fanned 9 Frogs over 7 innings and giving up just 5 hits.

Granite Falls       000 010 000 — 1 6 4

Bird Island           110 100 01x — 4 6 1 

HITTING – Granite Falls: Cody Fruin 1-for-3, Craig Listul 2-for-4, Tyler Dammann 0-for-4, rbi; Aaron Zieske 1-for-4, Sahun Condon 1-for-4, King Richter 1-for-2 … Bird Island: Ben Maiers 1-for-3, 2 sb’; Tyler Hebrink 2-for-4, rbi, 2b; Elliot Serbus 1-for-4, rbi, 2b; Mark Neubauer 1-for-3, Jake Marcus 1-for-2, rbi, 3b; Shawn Dollerschell 0-for-3, SF rbi

PITCHING (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) – GF: Cody Fruin (L) 7-5-3-2-3-9, Andrew Walters 1-1-1-0-1 … BI: Luke Kramer (W) 9-6-1-1-3-4

Milroy 5, Sacred Heart 1

Josh Hadley struck out 13 pitching into the ninth inning before Austin Duetz came to the hill with the bases loaded to get the last out.

The Yankees scored four unearned runs in the bottom of the seventh off Jeremy Hinderks to extend their lead to 5-0.

The Yankees improved to 3-0 in the Cornbelt and 4-0 overall.

Sacred Heart      000 000 001 — 1  6  3

Milroy   001 000 40x — 5  8  0

HITTING – Sacred Heart: Ryan Hebrink 1-for-4, 2b; Mike Kuschel 2-for-4 … Milroy: Brian Dolan 3-for-5, Dean Zwach 2-for-5, Josh Hadley 1-for-3, 2 rbi

PITCHING (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) – Sacred Heart: Jeremy Hinderks (L) 7-7-5-1-4-6 … Milroy: Josh Hadley (W) 8X\c-6-6-1-13, Austin Deutz (S) Z\c-0-0-0-0-0

Tuesday’s result

NL-Spicer 6, Regal 3

Mike Danielson drove in two runs and Kevin Soine pitched eight strong innings to lead the Twins over the Eagles on Tuesday night at Green Lake Diamond in Spicer.

Regal     200 100 000 — 3  5  2 

NL-Spicer             110 100 30x — 6 11 5 

HITTING – Regal: Austen Hadley 2-3 2b r-2, Chris Beier 0-3 rbi-2 … New London-Spicer: Tyler Horning 3-4 rbi r, Mike Danielson 2-4 2b-2 rbi-2 r, Kevin Soine 1-5 rbi, Scott Rambow 3-5 2b r, Jake Damhof 1-2 2b r, Jake Rambow 1-2 rbi

PITCHING (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) – Regal: LP-Austen Hadley … New London-Spicer: WP-Kevin Soine 8-4-3-2-2-8, Nathaniel Swoyer 1-1-0-0-0-2

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