VFW Baseball: Benson turns back Willmar
WILLMAR -- Anthony Berreau knocked in four runs and Collin Cunningham scored three times without collecting a hit to help Benson edge Willmar 4-2 Wednesday afternoon in a VFW baseball game.
Benson (7-1) starter Luke Schwarz limited Willmar (5-3) to two hits, both in the third inning when Willmar scored its two runs, and struck out seven in a complete game.
Cunningham reached on errors leading off the first and third innings and drew a walk to lead off the fifth. He scored on Berreau's single in the first, groundout in the third and single in the fifth. Schwarz also scored in the fifth after reaching on a walk.
Josh Pehrson doubled, Michael Fuchs drew a walk and Matt Suedbeck singled to load the bases in Willmar's half of the third. Pehrson then scored when Darren Eschen drew a bases-loaded walk and Fuchs scored on Dean Stier's sacrifice fly.
<>Benson 4, Willmar 2
Benson.............101 020 0 -- 4 5 1
Willmar.............002 000 0 -- 2 2 2
HITTING - Benson: Matthew Ahrndt 1-for-2; Luke Schwarz 1-for-3; Anthony Berreau 2-for-3, 4 rbi; Bryan Shaw 1-for-3 ... Willmar: Matt Suedbeck 1-for-3; Josh Pehrson 1-for-3, 2b
PITCHING (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) -- Benson: Luke Schwarz (W) 7-2-2-2-3-7 ... Willmar: Brandon Reuvers (L) 5-4-4-2-2-2, Damon Ruter 2-1-0-0-0-3