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Legion baseball: Willmar downs Kerkhoven

Tribune photo by Tom Larson The Willmar Legion’s Tony McCleary rips a shot to shortstop that was mishandled for an error in the second inning of a 10-5 win over Kerkhoven on Tuesday at Bill Taunton Stadium.

WILLMAR — Tyler Stegeman was 3-for-3 and drove in two runs and Austin Rambow had two hits and also drove in two runs in the Willmar Legion’s 10-5 win over Kerkhoven on Tuesday at Bill Taunton Stadium.

Pitchers Josh Warne, Patrick Courtney, Brandon Christensen and Adam Nibauer scattered eight hits and struck out 11, with Nibauer finishing and picking up the win.

Willmar is 9-6 overall and plays two games in a four-team wood bat tournament on Saturday in Avon, starting against Little Falls at 11:45 p.m.

On Tuesday, Willmar’s Tim Rogers was 1-for-3 and scored two runs, and Tony McCleary, Christensen and Nibauer also had hits.

Courtney, Christensen, Nibauer all drove in runs.

Kerkhoven’s Austin Bowman was 2-for-4 and scored three runs, Rylan Hatlestad had two hits and Aaron Glesne was 1-for-2 with an RBI and a run scored.

Willmar 10, Kerkhoven 5

Kerkhoven          100 130 0 —  5  8 4 

Home    130 501 x — 10 9 2 

HITTING – Kerkhoven: Austin Bowman 3-4 r-2, Jordan Engler 2-4 rbi-2, Aaron Glesne 1-2 rbi r, Rylan Hatlestad 1-4 r-2, Mitch Tollefson 1-3 rbi … Willmar: Tyler Stegeman 3-3 rbi-2 r-3, Tony McCleary 1-4 r, Patrick Courtney 0-4 rbi, Austin Rambow 2-4 rbi-2 r-2, Brandon Christensen 1-3 rbi, Adam Nibauer 1-1 rbi, Evan Van Den Einde 0-3 r, Josh Warne 0-1 r, Tim Rogers 1-3 r-2

PITCHING (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) — Kerkhoven: Bowman (L) 6-9-10-6-3-5 … Willmar: Josh Warne 2-3-1-1-0-3, Patrick Courtney 2-2-1-1-1-3, Brandon Christensen 1-3-3-3-3-2, Adam Nibauer (W) 2-0-0-0-1-3