Legion Baseball Roundup
KERKHOVEN -- Marc Beckman singled in Jonah Johnson with one out in the bottom of the seventh inning to give Kerkhoven a 3-2 victory over Brandon in the District 7-II Northeast playoff opener on Tursday.
Kerkhoven will now play at top-seeded Glenwood on Thursday.
Beckman tied the score at 2-2 in the fifth when his sacrifice fly brought in Kyle Baker. Jordan Helms came home on Joe Buck's single in the fourth to open the scoring for Kerkhoven.
Johnson struck out nine and gave up three singles and four walks to collect the win.
Kerkhoven 3, Brandon-Evansville 2
Brandon 200 000 0 -- 2 3 2
Kerkhoven 000 110 1 -- 3 8 1
HITTING - Brandon-Evansville: Alan Storm 1-for-2; Travis Lund 1-for-3; Aaron Lund 1-for-3, rbi ... Kerkhoven: Bryan Schlagel 2-for-4, 2b; Marc Beckman 1-for-3, 2 rbi; Jordan Helms 2-for-2, 2b; John Glimsdal 1-for-3; Joe Buck 1-for-3, rbi; Kyle Baker 1-for-3
PITCHING (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) -- Brandon-Evansville: Aaron Lund 5-5-2-2-3-4, Teddy Wood (L) 11/3-3-1-1-1-1 ... Kerkhoven: Jonah Johnson (W) 7-3-2-1-4-9
Paynesville 5, LPGE 3
Paynesville moved into the championship game with the help of Aaron Savelkoul's arm and bat. Top-seeded Holdingford will host No. 2 Paynesville Thursday at 6:30 p.m. in the final.
Savelkoul slugged a two-run homer in the first to help his own cause as he also struck out 10 in a complete-game performance on the mound.
Anthony Poepping tripled to lead off the second and Garrett Thompson followed with a single to make it 3-0. Paynesville then drew four consecutive walks in the fourth after Jordan Lieser singled with one out to produce two more runs.
LPGE 001 000 2 -- 3 6 2
Paynesville 210 200 x -- 5 5 0
HITTING - Long Prairie-Grey Eagle: Duane Miller 2-for-3, rbi; Jordan Long 1-for-3, 2b, rbi ... Paynesville: Casey Hess 1-for-3, 2b; Aaron Savelkoul 1-for-3, 2-run HR, 2 rbi; Jordan Lieser 1-for-3; Anthony Poepping 1-for-3, 3b; Garrett Thompson 1-for-1, 2 rbi
PITCHING (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) -- Long Prairie-Grey Eagle: Zach Miller (L) 4-5-5-5-0-4, other statistics not available ... Paynesville: Aaron Savelkoul (W) 7-6-3-3-1-10
BOLD 8, Hector 0
Kyle Krause struck out 12 in his five-hit shutout to spark BOLD.
Zach Remillard had two RBI and was a home run shy of hitting for the cycle to ignite the BOLD offense. Shawn Dollerschell capped the scoring with a two-run homer in the seventh.
Derek Smith also knocked in two runs behind two hits.
BOLD 101 130 2 -- 8 12 1
Hector 000 000 0 -- 0 5 0
HITTING - BOLD: Kyle Athmann 1-for-4; Zach Remillard 3-for-3, 2b, 3b, 2 rbi; Derek Smith 2-for-2, 2 rbi; Alex Gay 1-for-2, rbi; Andrew Brooks 1-for-3; Tyler Hebrink 1-for-2; Kyle Krause 1-for-3; Shawn Dollerschell 1-for-1, 2-run HR, 2 rbi; Ben Albrecht 1-for-2 ... Hector: Andy Kalenberg 1-for-3; Ben Maiers 1-for-3; Mason Clark 1-for-3; Ryan Hahn 1-for-3; Joe Kubesh 1-for-3
PITCHING (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) -- BOLD: Kyle Krause (W) 7-5-0-0-0-12 ... Hector: Ryan Hahn (L) 2-2-1-1-1-1, Ben Maiers 3-7-5-5-2-2, Mason Clark 2-3-2-2-2-2
Litchfield 11, Tri-Town 9
Down 11-5, Tri-Town rallied in the bottom of the seventh. Ryan Larson's two run single made it 11-9.
With the bases loaded and two outs, Trevor Heining's long fly ball to centerfield was caught in front of the fence by Journey Jutz to end the game.
Litchfield had scored four in the top of the seventh aided by Brady Smith's RBI double. Smith also homered leading off the third.
The teams combined for 29 hits. Shane Gutormson had two doubles among his three hits for the Litchfield Legion.
Larson finished 3-for-3 with four RBI for the Black Sox. Mitch Tauer also had three hits. Travis Frederiksen drove in three runs on two hits.
Litchfield starter Jake Pollock went four innings for the win. Derek Koll finished.
Tri-Town plays at Hector at 6:30 p.m. Thursday in the first round of District 7, Division II, Watkins sub-district.
Litchfield 012 121 4 -- 11 15 1
Tri-Town 104 000 4 -- 9 14 4
HITTING - Litchfield: Matt Spreiter 1-for-4, rbi; Brian Malepsy 2-for-5, 2b, rbi; Shane Gutormson 3-for-5, 2 2b's, rbi; Brady Smith 2-for-3, 2b, solo HR, 3 rbi; David Yorde 1-for-3, Journey Jutz 2-for-5, Jake Pollock 2-for-5, rbi; Derek Koll 2-for-4, 2b, rbi ... Tri-Town: Trevor Heining 1-for-4, Michael Kramer 2-for-4, 2b; Mitch Tauer 3-for-4, Travis Frederiksen 2-for-3, 2b, 3 rbi; Dylan Rossell 1-for-3, Ryan Larson 3-for-3, 4 rbi; T.J. Hoffman 1-for-3, rbi; Hayden Rouser 1-for-3, 2b
PITCHING (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) -- Litchfield: Jake Pollock (W) 4-8-5-5-0-2, Derek Koll 3-6-4-4-2-1 ... Tri-Town: Mitch Tauer 2-1-1-0-1-1, Trevor Heining 1-5-2-2-0-0, Dylan Rossell (L) 2-3-3-3-3-0, Michael Kramer 2-6-5-4-1-1