Willmar pounds Cold Spring, 15-6
COLD SPRING -- Willmar's bats had no problem making contact Tuesday as the Legion baseball team used a 16-hit attack to drub Cold Spring 15-6.
John Sawatzky, Jordan Smith and Sam Spaulding had three hits apiece and combined to drive in eight runs -- six alone by Spaulding with three coming from a three-run homer in the second inning.
Willmar scored at least one run in the first four innings, including six in the third where Spaulding hit a two-run triple.
Smith led off the sixth with a home run and three more runs would follow in the inning as Willmar would stake a 15-5 lead. Spaulding also singled in a run in the frame.
Adam Fagerstrom and Josh Oestreich collected two hits apiece with Fagerstrom knocking in three runs and Austin Adamson also drove in three runs for Willmar (6-7).
Smith got the win on the mound, scattering six hits and six runs -- two earned -- over six innings of work.
Willmar is at Watkins today to play Eden Valley-Watkins at 6:30 p.m.
Willmar 15, Cold Spring 6
Willmar 136 104 0 -- 15 16 3
Cold Spring 203 001 0 -- 6 7 4
HITTING - Willmar: Jordan Smith 3-for-5, 3b, solo HR, rbi; John Sawatzky 3-for-5, rbi; Sam Spaulding 3-for-4, 3b, 3-run HR, 6 rbi; Adam Fagerstrom 2-for-4, 3 rbi; Josh Oestreich 2-for-4, 2b; Andrew Bangen 1-for-2; Austin Adamson 1-for-3, 3 rbi; Logan Birkland 1-for-5, rbi ... Cold Spring: Ben Rausch 2-for-2, 2b; Reece Hemmesh 2-for-3, 2b
PITCHING (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) -- Willmar: Jordan Smith (W) 6-6-6-2-3-5, Josh Oestrich 1-1-0-0-0-2 ... Cold Spring: Blaine Athmann (L) 21/3-7-10-9-2-1, Adam Backes 42/3-9-5-3-0-2