Legion Baseball: BOLD pounds Hutchinson in Invite opener
BIRD ISLAND -- In a thunderous start to its own invitational, the BOLD Legion scored 10 runs in the first inning on the way to leveling Hutchinson 13-0 on Friday at Lions Memorial Park.
The Mudhens batted 15 in the first inning and nine got hits. Tyler Hebrink and Tate Neubauer, the leadoff and No. 2 batters, both went 2-for-2 in the frame and Alex Gay had three RBI.
Mudhens' starter Jake Stevens silenced the Hutchinson bats over four innings allowing two hits, walking one and fanning two. Kyle Athmann pitched a hitless fifth.
BOLD pulled off double plays to end each of the last two innings.
Shawn Dollerschell and Athmann also had two hits apiece and Ben Ahlbrecht smacked a run-scoring double in his only at bat.
BOLD 13, Hutchinson 0
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HITTING - Hutchinson: Andy Schaffer 1-for-2; Chad Anderson 1-for-2, 2b ... BOLD: Tyler Hebrink 2-for-3, rbi; Tate Neubauer 2-for-4, 2 rbi; Shawn Dollerschell 2-for-2, 2b; Alex Gay 1-for-3, 3 rbi; Andrew Brooks 2-for-3, 2 rbi; Derek Smith 1-for-3; Zach Remillard 1-for-2, 2b, rbi; Kyle Athmann 2-for-3, rbi; Ben Ahlbrecht, 1-for-1, 2b, rbi; Michael Kingstrom 1-for-1
PITCHING (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) -- Hutchinson: Dylan Weber (L) Zc-8-10-10-1-1, David Misch 3Xc-7-3-3-3-1 ... BOLD: Jake Stevens (W) 4-2-0-0-1-2, Kyle Athmann 1-0-0-0-0-0
Granite Falls 3, New London-Spicer 1
Granite Falls got RBI hits from Garrett Cole and Dylan Lindstrom, plus an unearned run to go in front 3-0 after six innings.
Doubles by New London-Spicer's Mitch Ejnik and Kevin Soine in the top of the seventh made it 3-1. But with two outs and runners on the corners, Granite Falls catcher Devan Dyrdahl threw out Soine attempting to steal second.
Mason Hegna pitched a complete-game four-hitter for the victory. He walked six and fanned three.
The loss went to Shawn Hatlestad, who also pitched a four-hitter with one walk and six strikeouts.
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Granite Falls 000 012 x -- 3 4 1
HITTING - New London-Spicer: Kevin Soine 2-for-3, rbi, 2b; Joe Johnson 1-for-2, 2b; Mitch Ejnik 1-for-2, 2b ... Granite Falls: Dylan Hoffman 2-for-3; Garrett Cole 1-for-2, rbi; Dylan Lindstrom 1-for-3, rbi
PITCHING (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) -- New London-Spicer : Shawn Hatlestad (L) 6-4-3-2-1-6 ... Granite Falls: Mason Hegna (W) 7-4-1-1-6-3