Morris advances in Legion playoffs
MORRIS -- Morris Legion will take a 15-7 record to the District 7-II Tournament starting Tuesday in Montevideo after chilling Madison 5-1 in Sunday's Northwest Division championship.
Morris 3, Wheaton 2
Ryan Beyer's solo home run in the fifth made it 2-0 and Brady Valnes knocked in Eric Riley, who had doubled, for a 3-0 lead.
Alex Erickson cruised into the seventh inning when he was touched for RBI hits by Kevin Coffman and Mason Lampe.
But Erickson held on to finish with a five-hitter with 11 strikeouts.
Wheaton 000 000 2 -- 2 5 1
Morris 010 020 x -- 3 9 0
HITTING - Wheaton: Riley Wilson 2-for-3, Kevin Coffman 1-for-3, 2b, rbi; Mason Lampe 1-for-3, rbi ... Morris: Alex Erickson 1-for-4, 2b, rbi; Tyler Hansen 1-for-4, Ryan Beyer 1-for-2, solo HR, rbi; Eric Riley 2-for-3, 2b; Brady Valnes 1-for-3, rbi; Cole Riley 1-for-3, Mitch Kill 2-for-2
PITCHING (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) -- Wheaton: Zach Fridgen (L) 6-9-3-3-2-3 ... Morris: Alex Erickson (W) 7-5-2-2-1-11
Madison 13, Clinton 5
Eric Paulson gave up 11 hits but didn't walk a Clinton batter while fanning eight. Meantime, three Clinton pitchers handed out 15 walks.
Madison, which led 12-0 after two innings, was led by Zach Flickinger with two hits and three RBI and Trent Hansen with two hits and two RBI.
Clinton 004 010 0 -- 5 11 3
Madison 570 100 x --13 6 5
HITTING - Clinton: Mitch Andrews 2-for-4, Justin Siefert 2-for-4, rbi; Justin Holslin 2-for-2, rbi; Tanner Taffe 2-for-4, Tanner Doop 1-for-2, 2 rbi ... Madison: Seth Haas 1-for-3, rbi; Jacob Redepenning 1-for-4, 2 rbi; Zach Flickinger 2-for-2, 3 rbi; Trent Hansen 2-for-3, 2 runs, 2 rbi
PITCHING (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) -- Clinton: Tanner Taffe (L) Xc-2-5-5-7-1, Logan Nordly Xc-1-7-7-5-0, Anthony Satran 4Xc-3-1-0-3-1 ... Madison: Eric Paulson (W) 7-11-5-0-0-8
Madison 11, Wheaton 3
This game was suspended at 5:15 p.m. as severe weather moved through the area on Saturday. The game was resumed in the top of the fifth on Sunday.
Madison 007 022 0 --11 14 1
Wheaton 011 001 0 -- 3 6 3
HITTING - Madison: Ryan Hoium 3-for-5, 2 runs, 2 rbi; Seth Haas 2-for-2, 3 runs, 3b, 3 rbi; Chase Keimig 2-for-5, rbi; Jacob Redepenning 2-for-5, 3 rbi; Jordan Schwarz 1-for-4, Eric Paulson 3-for-4, Zach Flickinger 1-for-5, rbi; Scott Borman 1-for-4, 2b; Zach Moen 2-for-4, 2 runs 2 2b's ... Wheaton: Kevin Coffman 2-for-4, Kelly Enquist 1-for-3, rbi
PITCHING (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) -- Madison: Zach Moen (W) 7-6-3-3-6-5 ... Wheaton: Mason Lampe (L) 4Zc-11-9-8-2-5, Will Budke 2Xc-3-2-1-2-2
Morris 5, Madison 1
Eric Riley's five-hitter featured 10 strikeouts and one walk to help dispose of Madison.
Ryan Beyer had an RBI single in the first, a bases-loaded walk in the second and an RBI single in the fourth.
Scott Borman pitched a strong game for Madison, finishing with a five hitter.
Madison 000 100 0 -- 1 5 3
Morris 130 100 x -- 5 5 3
HITTING - Madison: Ryan Hoium 2-for-4, Seth Haas 1-for-4, Chase Keimig 1-for-3, Eric Pauslon 1-for-3 ... Morris: Tyler Hansen 1-for-3, Dustin Sauter 1-for-3, 2 sb's; Ryan Beyer 2-for-3, 3 rbi; Brad Valness 1-for-2
PITCHING (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) -- Madison: Scott Borman (L) 6-5-5-2-5-5 ... Morris: Eric Riley (W) 7-5-1-0-1-10