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Legion Baseball: Willmar advances in playoffs

LITCHFIELD — The Willmar Legion team won ugly on Wednesday, outlasting Cokato 18-13 in the first round of the Division I, Zone 15 tournament at Optimist Park.

Willmar banged out 20 hits but let Cokato hang around by issuing 13 walks.

“It was a struggle,” Willmar coach Wade Adamson said of the 3-hour, 40-minute game.

Willmar’s Carter Sack and Brandon Christenson both drove in five runs and Sack and Tony McCleary both had four hits.

Adam Nibaur was 2-for-5 with two RBIs and Tyler Stegeman was 2-for-3 and he scored three runs.

Willmar plays the Litchfield-Waconia winner at 1:30 p.m. today in Litchfield. That game was still in progress when the Tribune went to press.

Willmar 18, Cokato 13

Cokato................100 506 010 — 13 10 2

Willmar...............002 047 14x — 18 20 4

HITTING – Cokato: James Howell 2-4, Dean Kivisto 2-4 … Willmar: Carter Sack 4-6 rbi-5 r-3, Tony McCleary 4-6 2b rbi-2, Brandon Christenson 3-5 3b 2b rbi-5, Adam Nibaur 2-5 rbi-2 r-3, Tyler Stegeman 2-3 2b r-3, Logan Wigton 1-1 rbi r-2, Cole Christenson 1-5 rbi, Evan Van Den Einde 2-5, Brett Swanson 1-5 rbi

PITCHING (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) — Cokato: Dalton Asplen (L) 6.2-17-13-11-1-4, Nate Nelson 1.1-3-4-2-0-0 … Willmar: Josh Warne 3.2-5-6-5-6-0, Stegeman 1.2-4-6-6-2-1, Wigton (W) 1.2-1-0-0-2-0, Brandon Wedel 2-0-1-0-3-4

Tuesday’s Boxes

Legion Division II,

District 7, Final 4

NLS 10, BOLD 8

NLS.......................110 402 2 — 10 12 4

BOLD....................003 032 0 — 8 10 5

HITTING – NLS: Trey Austvold 2-4, 3b, Lucas Nordmeyer 1-4, Wyatt White 1-4, 2b, Ryan Vraa 2-3, Brett Olson 1-4, Michael Arnold 2-3, 3b, 2b, Tyson Gislason 1-3, 2b, Ike Goetman 2-4, 2b … BOLD: Trent Athmann 1-3, Lane Stadther 3-4, 2b, Trevor Nissen 1-3, Riley Kramer 2-4, 3b, Ben Steffel 1-3, 2b, Joel Erickson 2-4

PITCHING (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) — NLS: Nordmeyer 4.2-6-6-2-5-2; Jarrett Hatlestad (W) 2.1-4-2-2-0-2 … BOLD: Austin Weis 3.2-8-6-5-4-3; Steffel (L) 3.1-4-4-1-1-0

Osakis 4, Madison 2

Madison.....................000 110 0 — 2 5 1

Osakis....................... 001 030 x — 4 8 0

HITTING – Madison: Austin Haas 1-4, Brandon Hill 1-3, 2b, Dylan Lillejord 1-3, 2b, rbi-2, Joey Devorak 1-3, Austin Domeier 1-2 … Osakis: Drew Fearing 3-3, 3b-2, r-2, Jordan Frederick 1-3, 2b, rbi, Ky Zimmel 1-3, rbi-2

PITCHING (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) — Madison: Garrett Olson (L) 6-8-4-3-3-3 … Osakis: Ky Zimmel (W) 6-4-2-2-3-11; Frederick (S) 1-1-0-0-0-2

Editor’s note: Due to technical problems, these boxes were not published in Wednesday’s paper.

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