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VFW Baseball: Willmar I goes 1-2 at Watertown

Tribune Staff Report

WATERTOWN, S.D. -- The Willmar I VFW team went 1-2 this past weekend at the Watertown Tournament.

Willmar was edged 8-7 on Friday when Sioux Falls South plated a run in the bottom half of the seventh inning.

Willmar then toppled Aberdeen, S.D., 8-6 on Saturday after scoring twice in the top half of the eighth.

The tournament then ended how it started for Willmar as it fell 11-5 to Coon Rapids.

Tony McCleary and Evan VanDenEinde had at least one hit in each game and Tyler Stegeman got the lone victory for the team after pitching the sixth, seventh and eighth innings against Aberdeen.

The game against Aberdeen also saw Adam Nibaur, Cole Hagen and VanDenEinde collect two hits each for Willmar. VanDenEinde and Nibaur also had two hits each in Friday's opener.

Willmar is at Montevideo on Tuesday.

Game One Friday

Sioux Falls South 8, Willmar 7

Willmar 120 112 0 -- 7 9 4

Sioux Falls So. 010 024 1 -- 8 8 2

HITTING - Willmar: Tyler Stegeman 1-for-4 rbi r, Evan VanDenEinde 2-for-4 r-2, Bryce Broman 1-for-3 rbi r, Adam Nibaur 2-for-3 rbi, Tony McCleary 1-for-2 rbi r, Brett Swanson 1-for-1 rbi r, Jacob Robinson 1-for-1 ... Sioux Falls South: Not available

PITCHING (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) -- Willmar: Nibaur 4.2-5-3-2-4-3, Stegeman 0.2-2-3-2-1-1, Evan VanDenEinde 0.2-0-1-1-2-0, Cole Hagen 0.1-1-1-0-2-0 ... Sioux Falls South: not available

Game Two Saturday

Willmar 8, Aberdeen 6

Willmar 022 001 12 -- 8 8 3

Aberdeen 200 202 00 -- 6 4 1

HITTING - Willmar: McCleary 1-for-4 rbi, Nibaur 2-for-3 r-3, Hagen 2-for-3 rbi-2 r, VanDenEinde 2-for-4 rbi r, Austin Smith 1-for-4 rbi-2 ... Aberdeen: not available

PITCHING (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) -- Willmar: Trey Tollefson 0-0-2-1-2-0, McCleary 5-4-2-2-3-3, Stegeman (W) 3-0-0-0-3-1 ... Aberdeen: not available

Game Three Sunday

Coon Rapids 11, Willmar 5

Coon Rapids 500 203 1 -- 11 12 2

Willmar 000 203 0 -- 5 5 6

HITTING - Coon Rapids: not available ... Willmar: Stegeman 1-for-3 r-2, McCleary 1-for-3 rbi-2 r, Hagen 1-for-3 rbi-2, VanDenEinde 1-for-3 rbi, Zach Horman 1-for-3 r-2

PITCHING (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) -- Coon Rapids: not available ... Willmar: Broman 3.2-6-7-4-2-1, Hagen 3.1-6-4-1-0-0