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Willmar I tops Benson

BENSON -- Nathaniel Swoyer and Gabe Amon combined for a four-hit victory as the Willmar I VFW baseball team beat Benson 7-3 Tuesday.

Swoyer, who picked up the victory, pitched four innings and allowed one run on two hits. Amon threw the last three frames and gave up two runs on two hits. He struck out five and walked two.

Ryan Lawler had two hits and scored two runs for Willmar (2-0). Dean Stier also scored two runs.

Luke Schwarz, who went the distance on the mound, had one of four hits for Benson and knocked in one run.

Willmar 7, Benson 3

Willmar I 230 010 1 -- 7 7 3

Benson 100 000 2 -- 3 4 3

HITTING - Willmar I: Ryan Lawler 2-for-4, 2 runs, rbi; Dean Stier 1-for-4, 2 runs, rbi; Jacob Damhof 1-for-3; Gabe Amon 1-for-2; Brady Schneck 1-for-2; Ryan Horning 1-for-1 ... Benson: Carter Fennell 1-for-3, Luke Schwarz 1-for-3, rbi; Morgan Staton 1-for-3

PITCHING (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) -- Willmar I: Nathaniel Swoyer (W) 4-2-1-0-0-1, Gabe Amon 3-2-2-1-2-5 ... Benson: Luke Schwarz (L) 7-7-7-*-2-5