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Legion Baseball: Hector rallies in final at-bat to down Hutch

HECTOR -- A four-run frame in the bottom half of the seventh inning allowed Hector to rally past Hutchinson 8-7 Tuesday.

The first six batters in the Hector seventh reached base. Mason Clark opened the scoring in the frame with a double that brought in Taylor Broderius and Ben Maiers. Tyler Pagenkopf walked after the run-scoring hit and Cale Olinger followed with a bunt, which loaded the bases as Hutchinson failed to force Clark out at third.

Tate Lange then singled in Clark to the tie the game at 7-7. Hutchinson threw out Pagenkopf out at home on the RBI single and got a strikeout, but Tanner Haas drove in Olinger with a walk-off single.

Maiers also hit a solo home run with two outs in the third and worked all seven innings on the mound to get the win.

Hector (5-6) closes out the regular season on Thursday when it plays Sacred Heart/MACCRAY in Sacred Heart at 7:30 p.m.

Hector 8, Hutchinson 7

Hutchinson...............201 200 2 -- 7 8 4

Hector.......................201 010 4 -- 8 7 6

HITTING - Hutchinson: Andy Knick 3-for-4, 4 rbi; Nolan Johnson 1-for-4, rbi ... Hector: Ben Maiers 2-for-2, solo HR, rbi; Mason Clark 1-for-4, 2b, 2 rbi; Tate Lange 2-for-4, rbi; Josh Swanson 1-for-4; Tanner Haas 1-for-3, rbi

PITCHING (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) -- Hutchinson: Jason Hodson 5-4-4-1-5-8, Cody Nielson (L) 1.2-3-4-2-2-2 ... Hector: Maiers (W) 7-8-7-4-1-5

Morris 15, Hancock 0

Tanner Ticht lead Morris to a 15-0 win over Hancock, with two two-run doubles, one two run single, and six runs batted in, on Tuesday.

Andrew Rentz, Mak Beyer, and Bryce Jergenson also had RBI's for Morris. Luke Schwarc, Bryan Shaw, and Brett Kellner all had hits for Hancock.

Justin Miller took the loss for Hancock, giving up six runs on six hits, and walked two. Morris pitcher Jacob Torgeson subdued the Hancock bats, allowing three hits, no runs, and struck out four.

Morris (11-4) plays host to Clinton on Thursday at 6:30 p.m.

Morris 245 40 -- 15 15 0

Hancock 000 00 -- 0 3 0

HITTING - Visitor: Tom Holland 1-for-1 3 runs sb, Andrew Rentz 1-for-2 run rbi 2b, Tanner Ticht 3-for-3 4 runs 2 2b's sb 6 rbi, Mak Beyer 2-for-4 3 rbi 2b, Jacob Torgerson 4-for-4 3 rbi, Bryce Jergenson 1-for-4, Jordan Staples 0-for-2 2 runs sb, Chandler Erickson 0-for-3 run, Lincoln Bergep 2-for-4 2 runs, Brody Bahr 1-for-1 2 runs rbi sb ... Home: Luke Schwarc 1-for-2, Bryan Shaw 1-for-2, Brett Kellner 1-for-2

PITCHING (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) -- Visitor: Jacob Torgeson (W) 4-3-0-0-0-4, Andrew Rentz 1-0-0-0-2-1 ... Home: Justin Miller (L) 2-6-6-6-2-0, Collin Cunningham 1-5-5-5-3-1, Phillip Schaefer 2-4-4-4-1-0


Cottonwood 1

Sacred Heart/MACCRAY blew the game open with a six-run fourth inning on Tuesday in Sacred Heart.

Caleb Melin had a hit in his lone at-bat and drove in three runs, and Ryan Fransen was 2-for-4 with an RBI. Griff Schaub and Dylan Abraham also had hits and drove in runs.

Cory Schreier hit a solo homer in the second for Cottonwood's run.

Tyler Donner worked all seven innings for Sacred Heart/Cottonwood, allowing three hits while striking out 10.

Sacred Heart/MACCRAY is 4-3 overall and plays next against Hector at 7:30 p.m. Thursday in Sacred Heart.

Cottonwood.............010 000 0 -- 1 3 3

SH/MACCRAY...........000 620 x -- 8 8 2

HITTING - Cottonwood: Cory Schreier 1-for-2 hr rbi r ... Sacred Heart/MACCRAY: Cody Boonstra 1-for-3, Ryan Fransen 2-for-4 rbi, Tyler Donner 1-for-2, Ransom Dykema 1-for-1, Caleb Melin 1-for-1 rbi-3, Griff Schaub 1-for-3 rbi, Dylan Abraham 1-for-2 rbi

PITCHING (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) -- Cottonwood: Wyatt Schuster (L) 3.1-6-6-5-0-4, Colton Varpness 2.2-2-2-1-4-1 ... Sacred Heart/MACCRAY: Donner (W) 7-3-1-1-4-10

Late Monday Result

Litchfield 10, Hector 3

Mason Clark slugged a two-run homer in the first inning to give Hector a short-lived lead.

Litchfield plated four runs in each of the first two innings.

Hector 200 001 0 -- 3 7 1

Litchfield 440 110 x -- 10 13 2

HITTING - Hector: Ryan Haun 1-for-3; Ben Maiers 2-for-4, 2 2b's; Mason Clark 1-for-2, 2-run HR, 2 rbi; Ryan Coulter 2-for-3, rbi; Josh Swanson 1-for-3 ... Litchfield: Mike Spreiter 2-for-3; Ryan Wahl 2-for-3, rbi; Eddie Estrada 2-for-4, rbi; Matt Hopkins 3-for-3, rbi; Dylan Koll 2-for-3, 3 rbi

PITCHING (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) -- Hector: Clark (L) 6-13-10-10-4-8 ... Litchfield: Dan Oster (W) 7-7-3-3-4-6