WILLMAR -- The Willmar Rails won a pitcher's dual on Sunday afternoon 3-2 over Norway Lake-Sunburg at Bill Taunton Stadium.
Jordan Olson got the win but he needed pitching backup from Darrin Ditterich in the ninth.
The Lakers put two runners on when Olson hit a batter and walked another. Ditterich came in to get Justin Johnson and James Cortez at the top of the order for the final two outs.
Olson allowed five hits, walked six and fanned nine over 8Zc innings.
Willmar got only three hits off three Laker hurlers. Lakers' starter Alex Lotthammer walked five of the first seven hitters he faced, which forced in two runs.
The Lakers tied it 2-2 in the third on an RBI double by Justin Johnson and an RBI ground out by Jordan Johnson.
Willmar scored an unearned run in the bottom of the third inning. Jason Otte walked, then stole second and came around on an infield error.
That was all the scoring as Erik Ellingboe and then Grant Johnson combined to blank the Rails on three hits over 7Zc innings.
Wiilmar 3, NL-Sunburg 2
Norway Lake.....002 000 000 -- 2 5 2
Willmar...............201 000 000 -- 3 3 0
HITTING - Norway Lake-Sunburg: Justin Johnson 2-for-5, 2b, rbi; Jordan Johnson 1-for-4, Gjerde 1-for-3, Marc Beckman 1-for-3, 2b ... Willmar: Matt Sagedahl 2-for-3, Steve Wetterling 1-for-4
PITCHING (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) -- Norway Lake-Sunburg: Alex Lotthammer (L) 23-0-2-2-4-2, Erik Ellingboe 4-2-1-0-3-0, Grant Johnson 3-1-0-0-0-3 ... Willmar: Jordan Olson (W) 813-5-2-2-6-9, Darrin Ditterich (S) 2/3-0-0-0-0-0-0
Late Friday Result
Regal 1, Granite Falls 0
Chris Beier pitched a two-hit shutout with six strikeouts to lift the Eagles.
Regal scored the winning run in the fifth inning when Andy Hadley singled, advanced to second on a passed ball and scored after a ground ball was misplayed and overthrown to first base.
Tyler Kanten took the loss for Granite Falls. He pitched eight innings, scattered four hits and struck out five.
Granite Falls 000 000 000 -- 0 2 5
Regal 000 010 00x -- 1 4 2
HITTING - Granite Falls: Jeremy Wieland 1-for-4; Luke Berg 1-for-3 ... Regal: Chris Beier 1-for-2, sb; Andy Hadley 1-for-3; Steve Gerding 1-for-3; Jordan Beier 1-for-4
PITCHING (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) -- Granite Falls: Tyler Kanten (L) 8-4-1-0-2-5 ... Regal: Chris Beier (W) 9-2-0-0-4-6