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Prep Baseball: Koll, Litchfield blank Howard Lake-WW

LITCHFIELD — Dylan Koll hurled a five-hit shutout and seven different players collected a hit for Litchfield as the Dragons blanked Howard Lake-Waverly-Winsted 4-0 in a non-conference game Wednesday.

Litchfield, in the beginning stages of a nine-game stretch spanning nine days to close out the regular season, gave Koll all the offense he needed in the fourth inning.

Matt Hopkins doubled off the wall in left to lead off the fourth and Dan Oster followed with an RBI single. Oster got into scoring position by taking second base on the throw and scored shortly after when Koll doubled. Eddie Estrada then knocked in Koll with a single before capping the scoring by coming home on a double from Zach Kinny.

Koll didn’t record a strikeout, but the senior issued only one walk and induced several groundouts.

Mike Spreiter and Braeden Wahl also singled for the Dragons, who improved to 7-4 overall and host Dassel-Cokato today for a Wright County West Conference game starting at 4:30 p.m.

Litchfield 4, HLWW 0

HLWW 000 000 0 — 0 5 0

Litchfield 004 000 x — 4 7 1

HITTING – HLWW: Garrett Zander 2-3 … Litchfield: Dylan Koll 1-3 2b rbi, Mike Spreiter 1-3, Eddie Estrada 1-3 rbi, Zach Kinny 1-2 2b rbi, Braeden Wahl 1-3, Matt Hopkins 1-3 2b, Dan Oster 1-2 rbi

PITCHING (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) – HLWW: Joe Aalid (L) 6-7-4-4-1-2 … Litchfield: Koll (W) 7-5-0-0-1-0