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Legion baseball roundup: Tri-Town edges Prinsburg 15-14

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ATWATER -- A sacrifice fly from Lucas Damm drove in Brett Busskohl in the eighth inning to lift Tri-Town past Prinsburg 15-14 Tuesday to cap a wild District 7, Division II Region 3 playoff game that took two days to complete.

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The game at Kingery Field started on Monday, but it was suspended due to darkness. Right before the game was called James Nelson singled in Brody Larson with two outs in the bottom half of the seventh to cap a five-run frame for the Black Sox.

The Black Sox (3-8) play at Bird Island on Thursday evening against BOLD; the tournament is now double-elimination. Prinsburg was eliminated and ended up 3-8.

Tri-Town started Monday scoring four runs in the first and two more in the second to take a quick 6-0 lead off Prinsburg starter Tyler Daugherty. But the visitors from the south erupted for eight runs in the third to seize control.

Prinsburg then scored three runs in the fourth and fifth to extend its lead to 11-6. Both teams scored three runs through 6½ innings before Tri-Town ended the game outscoring Prinsburg 6-0.

David Kinzler, the third Tri-Town pitcher, picked up the win after holding Prinsburg to three hits and one run in 2.2 innings of work.

Tri-Town smashed out 15 hits and Prinsburg 12. James Nelson paced the Black Sox by going 4-for-5 to drive in four runs, while four players had two hits each for Prinsburg, including Zach Zwart who doubled and knocked in three runs.

Tri-Town 15,

Prinsburg 14

Prinsburg 008 212 10 -- 14 12 4

Tri-Town 420 012 51 -- 15 15 4

HITTING - Prinsburg: Jacob Van Dyken 2-for-5, Sam Ohden 1-for-4, rbi; Tyler Daugherty 2-for-5, 2 rbi; Nick Daugherty 2-for-4, 2 rbi; Chris Van Dyken 1-for-2, 2b, rbi; Austin Bulthuis 1-for-3, 2 rbi; Zach Zwart 2-for-3, 2b, 3 rbi; Lucas Van Eps 1-for-3, rbi ... Tri-Town: Jordan Paul Nelson 1-for-4, Jordan David Nelson 2-for-4, 2 rbi; Lucas Damm 1-for-4, 2b, 2 rbi; Mitchel Macik 4-for-4, 2 rbi; Brody Larson 2-for-5, 3 rbi; James Nelson 4-for-5, 2b, 4 rbi; Nick Peterson 1-for-3

PITCHING (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) -- Prinsburg: Tyler Daugherty 7-15-14-10-7-6, Sam Ohden (L) 0.2-0-1-1-1-0 ... Tri-Town: Nick Peterson 2.2-6-8-8-5-2, Jordan Paul Nelson 2.2-4-5-4-4-2, David Kinzler (W) 2.2-3-1-1-0-2

Sacred Heart/MACCRAY 4,

Minneota 3

Sacred Heart/MACCRAY scored in the bottom of the eighth inning, to break a 3-3 tie, beating Minneota 4-3 on Monday in the first round of Region 4 playoffs.

Cody Boonstra and Ryan Fransen each had two hits and a run batted in for Sacred Heart/MACCRAY. Cory Driepz lead Minneota with two hits.

Minneota pitcher David Josephson went the last 1-2/3 innings, giving up one run on two hits and four walks, and getting tagged with the loss.

Fransen pitched all eight innings for Sacred Heart/MACCRAY, allowing five hits, two earned runs, four walks and nine strikeouts.

No. 4 Sacred Heart/MACCRAY plays at top-seeded Montevideo 7 p.m. Thursday in the second round of playoffs.

Minneota 002 001 00 -- 3 5 3

SH/MACCRAY 002 100 01 -- 4 9 2

HITTING - Minneota: Cory Driepz 2-for-4, Cal Slangski 1-for-4 ... Sacred Heart/MACCRAY: Brett Feldman 1-for-4, Cody Boonstra 2-for-4 rbi, Mitch Treml 2-for-4 2b, Ryan Fransen 2-for-4 rbi, Caleb Melin 1-for-3 rbi, Tucker Harazin 1-for-4

PITCHING (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) -- Minneota: Cal Slangski 6-7-3-3-2-3, David Josephson (L) 1.2-2-1-1-4-1 ... Sacred Heart/MACCRAY: Ryan Fransen (W) 8-5-3-2-4-9

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