Legion Baseball: Baker's walk-off hit lifts Kerkhoven past Hector
KERKHOVEN -- Kyle Baker hit a walk-off single and Kerkhoven beat Hector 3-2 on Thursday.
Hector got on the board early with RBI singles in the first and second by Ryan Haun and Taylor Brodering.
Haun, who started for Hector, took the 2-0 lead into the sixth inning.
Kerkhoven pushed across one in the sixth, and Aaren Glesne started the seventh inning rally when he reached on a one-out error.
Blake Hagen singled and Jonah Johnson followed with a ground-rule double to score Glesne and put Hagen on third.
Baker then knocked a single to score Hagen with the game-winner.
Kerkhoven 3, Hector 2
Hector 110 000 0 -- 2 2 2
Kerkhoven 000 001 2 -- 3 7 2
HITTING - Hector: Taylor Broderius 1-for-3, rbi, Ryan Haun 1-for-2, 3 sb, rbi ... Kerkoven: Jonah Johnson 2-for-4, 2b, rbi, Kyle Baker 1-for-4, rbi, Joe Buck 1-for-3, 2b, Isaac Froehlich 1-for-3, Austin Bowman 1-for-1, rbi, Blake Hagen 1-for-3
PITCHING (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) -- Hector: Ryan Haun (L) 6.1-7-3-2-1-8... Kerkoven: Jessie Engler (W) 7-2-2-0-2-10
NLS 11, EV-Watkins 5
After Eden Valley-Watkins pulled within two in the top of the fourth inning, New London-Spicer plated two runs in the bottom half of the frame, five more in the fifth and another run in the sixth to improve to 6-2.
A two-run double from Steven Ammerman and another run-scoring double from Aaron Clancy highlighted the fifth for NLS.
Tanner Tobkin led the 12-hit parade for NLS by going 3-for-4. His two-run double in the first opened the scoring. Clancy also tripled as nine players recorded a hit for NLS, which hosts Centennial on Sunday at 6:30 p.m.
EV-Watkins 100 130 0 -- 5 7 2
NLS 201 251 x -- 11 12 2
HITTING - Eden Valley-Watkins: Kevin Kramer 2-for-4, 2 runs; Hayden Wilner 3-for-4, solo HR, rbi ... NLS: Ryan Vraa 1-for-2, 2 runs; Steven Ammerman 1-for-4, 2b, 2 rbi; Nick Bergeson 1-for-4, rbi; Tanner Tobkin 3-for-4, 2 2b's, 2 runs, 3 rbi; Grant Vagle 1-for-2; Brady Schmitz 1-for-1, 2b; Jordan Payne 1-for-3; Aaron Clancy 2-for-3, 2b, 3b, rbi; Logan Brink 1-for-3, 2 runs
PITCHING (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) -- Eden Valley-Watkins: Kramer 1-3-2-2-0-0, John Bautch (L) 3.2-6-8-6-2-4, Mitch Geislinger 1.1-3-1-1-1-0 ... NLS: Bergeson (W) 7-7-5-5-3-6