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Legion baseball: Kerkhoven rolls past Litchfield

Tribune photo by Rand Middleton Kerkhoven's Jonah Johnson rounds the third-base bag with clearance from coach Grant Johnson on his way to the plate and a 3-0 Kerkhoven lead.

LITCHFIELD -- Joe Buck had three RBI-singles and the Kerkhoven Legion team beat Litchfield 4-1 on Monday.

Buck's singles in the first, second and fourth innings gave Kerkhoven a quick 3-0 lead, which would be plenty for starting pitcher Austen Bowman.

Bowman pitched a complete game, allowing one run on four hits and struck out six.

Kerkhoven added one more in the sixth when Blake Hagen scored on an error.

Litchfield got its run in the fifth when Jesse Rue singled, advanced to third on a double by Ryan Wahl and then scored on a passed ball.

Jonah Johnson was 2-for-3 for Kerkhoven and scored three runs, and Hagen had two hits.

Kerkhoven 4, Litchfield 1

Kerkhoven 110 101 0 -- 4 10 1

Litchfield 000 010 0 -- 1 4 1

HITTING - Kerkhoven: Jonah Johnson 2-for-3, 3 runs, Joe Buck 3-for-4, 3 rbi, Jesse Engler 1-for-3, Austen Bowman 1-for-2, Brendon Hjelle 1-for-3, Travis Lamecker 1-for-1, Blake Hagen 2-for-3 ... Litchfield: Ryan Wahl 1-for-4, 2b, Hopkins 1-for-2, Dylan Koll 1-for-3, Jesse Rue 1-for-3

PITCHING (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) -- Kerkhoven: Austen Bowman (W) 7-4-1-1-2-6... Litchfield: Kotzer (L) 4-6-3-3-1-4; David Hamm 3-4-1-0-1-1