VFW Baseball: Willmar 1-2 at Cold Spring tourney
COLD SPRING — Willmar rallied to beat Morris 8-7, and fell 17-1 to Armstrong and got no-hit while striking out 17 times in a 9-0 loss to Anoka at the Cold Spring VFW Tournament over the weekend.
A six-run seventh inning rallied Willmar past Morris as Post 1639 sent 11 batters to the plate and got six hits, including Dalton Rambow’s game-winning single to centerfield that scored Sam Vreeman. Braydon Sunder, Trae Murphy and Noah Vreeman all doubled and scored in the inning.
Rambow finished with three hits in the game, while Sunder, Murphy and Noah Vreeman drove in two runs each.
Willmar (2-3) is at Morris on Tuesday.
Willmar 8, Morris 7
Armstrong 17, Willmar 1, 6 innings
Anoka 9, Willmar 0
WILLMAR COMPOSITE HITTING – Sam Vreeman 2-9 run rbi, Noah Vreeman 1-8 2b rbi-2, Dalton Rambow 4-9 run rbi-2, Tyler Johnson 2-7 2b runs-2, Braydon Sunder 3-6 2b-3 run rbi-2, Trae Murphy 1-6 2b run rbi-2, Garrit Kooistra 1-7 2b run
WILLMAR COMPOSITE PITCHING (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) — Garrit Kooistra 5-11-10-3-2-5, Noah Vreeman (W) 3-2-1-1-2-3, Grant Bangen (L) 4-10-9-6-3-0, Trae Murphy 0-2-6-5-2-0, Sam Vreeman 1-3-1-1-1-2, Tyler Johnson (L) 3-5-4-3-3-1, Dalton Rambow 2-3-1-1-2-0
Willmar 4, Alexandria 15s 1
Willmar scored single runs in the second, fourth, fifth and sixth innings to pick up its first win. Dalton Rambow stole home in the second to give Willmar a quick 1-0 lead and Tyler Johnson gave Willmar the lead for good at 2-1 in the fourth with a groundout that scored Trae Murphy, who led off the inning with a double to centerfield.
Matt Flaig worked into the fifth, allowing three hits, three walks and one run to pick up the win. Grant Bangen earned a save after throwing 2.2 innings of scoreless relief.
Willmar 010 111 0 — 4 5 1
Alexandria 15s 001 000 0 — 1 5 0
HITTING – Willmar: Trae Murphy 1-4 2b run, Dalton Rambow 1-2 runs-2, Tyler Johnson 0-2 rbi, Austin Boller 2-3, Sam Vreeman 0-1 run, Noah Streed 1-3 rbi … Alexandria 15s: Reed Larson 1-4 run, Jake Drew 1-3 rbi
PITCHING (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) — Willmar: Matt Flaig (W) 4.1-3-1-1-3-1, Grant Bangen (S) 2.2-2-0-0-0-0 … Alexandria 15s: Brock Anderson (L) 4.2-4-4-3-4-8, Mack Strong 1.1-1-0-0-2-2