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Legion Baseball Roundup: Willmar stymies Tri-Town
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sports Willmar, 56201
Willmar Minnesota 2208 Trott Ave. SW / P.O. Box 839 56201

ATWATER — Tyler Stegemen and Patrick Courtney each had 3 hits, and Tony McCleary had an RBI triple to help Willmar trounce Tri-Town 11-1 on Thursday at Kingery Field.

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Cole Haugen and Evan VanDenEinde were each 2-for-4, and VanDenEinde drove in 2 runs for Willmar.

Adam Nibauer pitched all five innings and fanned 4.

Jaden Amdahl doubled in Tri-Town’s lone run in the second.

Willmar (8-6) is off until hosting Kerkhoven on Tuesday at 6:30 p.m. at Bill Taunton Stadium.

Willmar 11, Tri-Town 1

Willmar (8-6)      440 12 — 11 11 0

Tri-Town (0-7)   010 00 —  1   4  5

HITTING – Willmar: Tyler Stegemen 3-4, 2b, Patrick Courtney 3-4, rbi, Tony McCleary 2-4, 3b, rbi, Cole Haugen 2-4, Evan VanDenEinde 2-4, rbi-2, Tim Rogers 1-3 … Tri-Town: Jaden Amdahl 1-2, 2b, rbi, Cullen Hoffmann 1-2, Jordan Nelson 1-2, Brett Busskohl 1-2

PITCHING (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) — Willmar: Adam Nibauer (W) 5-4-1-1-2-4 … Tri-Town: Nick Peterson (L) 5-11-11-6-0-4

Ely 3, BOLD 2

Louis Gerzin struck out 13 to lead Ely past BOLD.

Ely scored twice off BOLD starter Tyler Seehusen on a hit batter, walk, single and a fielder’s choice.

They added one more in the third on doubles by Nick Matthews and Trevor Bernsdorf.

Tyler Rock had an RBI single and scored a run for BOLD.

Ely          021 000 0 — 3 6 0

BOLD (3-1)          002 000 0 — 2 3 0

HITTING – Ely: Trevor Bernsdorf 2-3, 2b, Nick Matthews 2-2, 2b, rbi … BOLD: Tyler Rock 1-3, rbi, Tyler Seehusen 1-3, Riley Kramer 1-3

PITCHING (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) — Ely: Louis Gerzin (W) 7-3-2-2-1-13 … BOLD: Tyler Seehusen (L) 7-6-3-3-2-1

Kerkhoven 6, Hector 3

Kerkhoven scored 6 runs on just 3 hits, taking advantage of 4 Hector errors. They also drew 7 walks off Hector pitching.

Jordan Engler had a 2-run single in Kerkhoven’s 3-run first inning, and Kyle Baker was 2-for-4.

Jake Pettit was 2-for-4 with a double for Hector.

Austen Bowman pitched a complete game to pick up the win and struck out 10.

Kerkhoven          300 111 0 — 6  3  0

Hector (4-4)        100 011 0 — 3 11 4

HITTING – Kerkhoven: Kyle Baker 2-4, rbi, Jordan Engler 1-3, rbi-2 … Hector: Trey Weispfennig 1-4, Jake Pettit 2-4, 2b, Taylor Broderius 1-3, Josh Swanson 3-4, rbi-2, Tyler Pagenkopf 1-3, 2b, Andrew Best 1-3, Cale Olinger 1-3, Austin Werner 1-3, rbi

PITCHING (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) — Kerkhoven: Austen Bowman (W) 7-11-3-3-1-10 … Hector: Josh Swanson (L) 4.2-3-5-2-5-8; Tyler Pagenkopf 2.1-0-1-0-2-3

Cottonwood 6, Granite Falls 4

Cottonwood plated two runs in the seventh to break a 4-4 tie.

Granite Falls had taken a 3-1 lead after the first inning when Austin Vikander doubled in a run and Reed Raddatz soon followed with a two-run single. Zach Fischer then knocked in a run in the fifth to tie the game at 4-4.

Cottonwood      103 000 2 — 6 6 2

Granite Falls       300 010 0 — 4 5 3

HITTING – Cottonwood: Cody St. Auvin 1-4 2-rbi, Brad Boerman 2-4 … Granite Falls: Austin Vikander 1-2 2b rbi, Zach Fischer 1-4 rbi, Reed Raddatz 2-4 2-rbi, Logan DeBlieck 1-1

PITCHING (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) — Cottonwood: Bailey Ensted 5-4-4-3-4-5, Wyatt Schuster (W) 2-1-0-0-1-1 … Granite Falls: Joe Sannerud (L) 7-6-6-4-4-6

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