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Amateur Baseball: Hinderks, Sacred Heart overpower Rails

WILLMAR -- On a hot night at the ballpark, the Rails kept the air moving waving at Jeremy Hinderks' fast balls.

The Sacred Heart right-hander pumped out 15 strikeouts and finished with a 4-hitter at Baker Field on Wednesday night as the Saints posted an 8-0 Cornbelt League shutout.

Ryan Hebrink, who had doubled to lead off the game, charged home on an infield error for the only run the Saints' starter would need.

Willmar pitcher Todd Gregg did his best to hold off the Saints' powerful lineup. But in the fourth the visitors broke loose with run-producing doubles by Dakota Freiborg, Ross Hebrink and Mike Johnson for a four-run burst.

Jordan Olson went the last four innings, pitching soundly allowing one hit and one run while fanning five.

Hinderks, who walked two, also had two hits.

Travis Koenen had two hits and Matt Seehusen and Whitey Ditterich one each for the Rails, who host Raymond at 7 p.m. Saturday on Baker, a rescheduled game.

Sacred Heart 8, Willmar 0

Sacred Heart 104 110 100 -- 8 9 0

Willmar 000 000 000 -- 0 4 3

HITTING - Sacred Heart: Ryan Hebrink 1-for-5, 2b; Jeremy Hinderks 2-for-4, 2b, rbi; Dakota Freiborg 2-for-5, rbi, 2b; Jeff Hinderks 1-for-4, rbi; Ross Hebrink 1-for-2, 2b, 2 rbi; Mike Johnson 2-for-5, 2 2b's, rbi ... Willmar: Matt Seehusen 1-for-4, Travis Koenen 2-for-4, Whitey Ditterich 1-for-3

PITCHING (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) -- Sacred Heart: Todd Gregg (L) 5-8-7-6-5-3, Jordan Olson 4-1-1-1-2-5 ... Willmar: Jeremy Hinderks 9-4-0-0-2-15

Granite Falls 11, Bird Island 6

Jake Suter and Andrew Walters each cranked out 3-run home runs to beat Bird Island 11-6.

Both teams had 11 hits but the three-run jacks by the Kilowatts (4-4-1) proved most potent.

Shawn Dollerschell finish 4-for-4 with three runs for the Bullfrogs. Mark Neubauer singled twice and doubled.

Walters went 61/3 innings to claim the win. Reliever Cody Fruin shut the door the last 22/3 -- no hits, no walks and six strikeouts.

Bird Island 000 203 100 -- 6 11 2

Granite Falls 503 003 00x --11 11 2

HITTING - Bird Island: Shawn Dollerschell 4-for-4, 3 runs; Mark Neubauer 3-for-4, 2b; Luke Kramer 1-for-4, Jesse Bjur 1-for-4, 2b, 2 rbi; Brad Gass 1-for-4, 2b; Jeremy Mortenson 1-for-4, 2b, rbi ... Granite Falls: Travis Enger 1-for-4; Jeremy Weiland 1-for-3, Tyler Dammann 2-for-5, 2b, 2 runs, 2 rbi; Tyler Kanten 1-for-4, Andrew Walters 2-for-4, 3-run HR, 3 runs, 3 rbi; Jake Suter 1-for-2, 3-run HR, 2 runs, 3 rbi; Cody Fruin 1-for-4, 2 rbi; Nick Richter 1-for-4, rbi

PITCHING (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) -- Bird Island: Brad Stevens (L) 21/3-5-8-8-3-2, Dylan Gass 52/3-6-3-3-2-5 ... Granite Falls: Andrew Walters (W) 61/3-11-6-3-1-4, Cody Fruin 22/3-0-0-0-0-6