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Legion Baseball: Montevideo's 3-run 10th sinks NLS

(Tribune photo by Rand Middleton) Montevideo shortstop Brett Bergeson steps on the bag to force Nick Bergeson of New London-Spicer out at second before throwing to first for an unassisted double play in the third inning during an American Legion Baseball game at Green Lake Diamond in Spicer. Montevideo second baseman Joe Bednar backs up the play.

SPICER -- On a 90-degree evening, Montevideo and New London-Spicer played for 10 innings before getting a decision.

Both American Legion Baseball teams scored twice in the ninth, but the visitors from Montevideo added three more in the top of the 10th to achieve a 7-4 victory in the summer-season opener for both.

Ten pitchers took the mound, the longest stint by Montevideo starter Colton Vien who threw four innings.

The win went to Kyle TeBeest, who struggled through the ninth, walking four and giving up the two runs. Joe Bednar pitched a perfect 10th inning for the save.

Logan Brink, the fifth NLS pitcher, got roughed up in the ninth and 10th, and took the loss.

Brett Bergeson, Vien, Austin Hoehne and Kyle TeBeest each had a pair of hits for Monte.

Steven Ammerman singled and doubled and Mitch Ejnik tripled and singled for NLS.

NLS will play the Tri-City Black Sox at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday in Atwater.

Montevideo 7, NLS 4

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HITTING - Montevideo: Brett Bergeson 2-for-5, rbi; Colton Vien 2-for-3; Tanner Lindemann 1-for-5; Austin Hoehne 2-for-4; Kyle TeBeest 2-for-3, rbi ... New London-Spicer: Steven Ammerman 2-for-4, 2 runs, 2b; Mitch Ejnik 2-for-3, 2 runs, 3b; Jack Schwaegerl 1-for-3; Nick Bergeson 1-for-4; Jordan Payne 1-for-3; Tanner Thunstedt 1-for-4

PITCHING (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) -- Montevideo: Colton Vien 4-4-1-1-2-2, Tanner Lindemann 3-3-1-1-1-0, Kyle TeBeest (W) 2-1-2-2-4-1, Joe Bednar (S) 1-0-0-0-0-1... New London-Spicer: Jack Schwaegerl 2-0-0-0-0-0-2, Nick Bergeson 2-1-1-1-1-2, Jordan Payne 2-1-1-1-1-1, Ryan Vraa 2-3-0-0-2-1, Logan Brink (L) 1-4-5-5-3-0, Tanner Thunstedt 1-0-0-0-2-0