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YME surges past Montevideo, 8-7

Dylan Hoffman of Yellow Medicine East, center, runs the ball toward Mitch Christensen of Montevideo, right, between first and second base during a West Central South Conference baseball game Friday at Montevideo. Waiting for the throw is Jordan Hagert of YME. Tribune photo by T.J. Bartelt

MONTEVIDEO -- Yellow Medicine East rallied from a 7-0 deficit to stun Montevideo 8-7 Friday in a West Central South Conference baseball game.

Montevideo (6-7, 7-7) plated all of its runs from the second-fifth innings while Mitch Christensen was cruising on the mound.

Christensen had faced the minimum amount of batters (15) through five innings before YME (6-5, 7-6) broke through in the sixth. The Sting sent 11 batters to the plate to produce six runs -- all given up by Christensen -- on six hits, highlighted by Derek Dyrdahl's three-run homer that put the score at 7-5.

Dylan Hoffman then doubled with one out in the YME seventh before tying the score at 7-7 by coming home on Dylan Lindstrom's single. Lindstrom later scored the go-ahead run on Travis Enger's triple down the right-field line. Enger paced YME's 11-hit attack by going 3-for-4.

Tyler Sand induced three groundouts in Montevideo's seventh to seal the win for YME.

Brett Bergeson doubled in two runs in the fourth, Christensen knocked in a run with a third-inning double and Colton Vien (fifth) and Jerad Schmitt (fourth) added RBI singles for the Thunder Hawks.

YME 8, Montevideo 7

YME (6-5, 7-6) 000 006 2 -- 8 11 2

Monte (6-7, 7-7) 012 310 0 -- 7 9 2

HITTING - Yellow Medicine East: Dylan Hoffman 2-for-4, 2b, rbi; Dylan Lindstrom 2-for-4, rbi; Derek Dyrdahl 1-for-4, 3-run HR, 3 rbi; Travis Enger 3-for-4, 3b, rbi; Tyler Sand 2-for-3, 2b; Hunter Lecy 1-for-3 ... Montevideo: Mitch Christensen 2-for-4, 2b, rbi; Tyler Kuno 2-for-3; Colton Vien 1-for-3, 2 rbi; Joe Bednar 1-for-3; Brett Bergeson 1-for-2, 2b, 2 rbi; Jerad Schmitt 2-for-2, rbi

PITCHING (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) -- Yellow Medicine East: Mason Hegna 4-7-6-4-0-0, Tyler Sand (W) 3-2-1-1-3-1 ... Montevideo: Mitch Christensen 52/3-8-6-3-0-6, Troy Hendrickson (L) 11/3-3-2-2-0-2