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Hit batter in 8th gives LQPV win

Travis Frederiksen, hidden in a cloud of dust, of Atwater-Cosmos-Grove City, steals second base as the ball gets away from Scott Bormann, left, and and Baxter DuFrane of Lac qui Parle Valley during their West Central South Conference baseball game Tuesday at Grove City. Tribune photo by T.J. Bartelt

GROVE CITY -- Lac qui Parle Valley won its sixth straight game on Tuesday, topping Atwater-Cosmos-Grove City 3-2 in a West Central South Conference baseball game.

After the Eagles (10-4, 12-6) scored to tie the game 2-2 in the top of the seventh, ACGC escaped further damage by pulling off a triple play, getting two of the runners out on rundowns.

In the eighth, Baxter DuFrane forced in the winning run when he was hit by a pitch with the bases loaded.

ACGC took a 2-1 lead in the third on RBI singles from Jeff Peterson and Brooks Maurer.

Aaron Olson went the distance for the win, allowing nine hits and striking out three.

Maurer took the loss, allowing just five hits in eight innings. He walked one and struck out six.


LQPV 100 000 11 -- 3 5 2

ACGC 002 000 00 -- 2 9 2

HITTING - Lac qui Parle Valley: Ryan Streich 1-for-3; Baxter DuFrane 1-for-3, 2 rbi; Jordan Schwarz 1-for-4; Eric Paulson 1-for-3; Stephen Enger 1-for-2 ... Atwater-Cosmos-Grove City: Brooks Maurer 3-for-4, rbi; Jeff Peterson 2-for-4, rbi; Travis Frederiksen 1-for-4; Mitch Tauer 1-for-4; Tyler Whitcomb 1-for-2; Kurtis Huisman 1-for-3

PITCHING (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) -- Lac qui Parle Valley: Aaron Olson (W) 8-9-2-2-0-3 ... Atwater-Cosmos-Grove City: Jeff Peterson (L) 8-5-3-2-1-6