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Prep baseball roundup: Koll, Kinny lead Litch past Annandale

Tribune photo by Tom Larson Litchfield righthander Zach Kinny delivers a pitch to catcher Eddie Estrada in the Dragons’ Section 5AA-West game against Annandale on Friday at Litchfield’s Optimist Field.

LITCHFIELD — Dylan Koll’s walk-off, run-scoring sacrifice fly in the bottom of the seventh inning gave Litchfield a 2-1 win over Annandale Friday in the first round of the Section 5AA-West playoffs at Optimist Park.

With one out in the seventh, the Dragons’ Matt Hopkins singled, took second on a wild pitch, moved to third on Jake Schultz’ infield single and scored when Koll lifted a fly ball to center field.

Zach Kinny was impressive in a complete game, allowing just three hits. He didn’t walk a batter and he struck out seven.

Litchfield (10-7) the subsection No. 2 seed, moves into the double-elimination round and plays Howard Lake-Waverly-Winsted at 7 p.m. Tuesday in Delano.

No. 3-seed HLWW downed Rockford 2-0 on Friday.

The Dragons defeated HLWW 4-0 in  May 15 game in Litchfield.

Kinny allowed just one hit in the third and two in the fourth that brought in the Cardinals’ lone run.

Litchfield scored one in the first inning when Koll reached and scored on Mike Spreiter’s single.

Section 5AA-West

Litchfield 2, Annandale 1

Annandale          000 100 0 — 1 3 2 

Litchfield             100 000 1 — 2 4 1 

HITTING – Annandale: David Hoien 1-2 r, Zach Kuefler 1-3 rbi, Trent Norgren 1-2 … Litchfield: Matt Hopkins 1-3 r, Dylan Koll 1-3 rbi r sf, Mike Spreiter 1-2 rbi sb-2, Jake Schultz 1-3

PITCHING (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) – Annandale: Brady Kalla 6-2-1-1-4-3, LP-Hunter Mutterer 0.2-2-1-1-0-0 … Litchfield: WP-Zach Kinny 7-3-1-1-0-7

Section 5A-West

USA 6, BBE 0

The No. 6-seeded Jaguars were held to just three hits, singles from Matt Schmitz in the second inning, Brian Goodwin in the sixth and Adam Heinze in the seventh. BBE finished the season 8-11.

Alec Griffith singled twice and doubled to drive in four runs for No. 3 Upsala/Swanville Area.

BBE...........................000 000 0 — 0 3 0

USA...........................102 030 x — 6 8 0

HITTING – BBE: Brian Goodwin 1-3, Matt Schmitz 1-3, Adam Heinze 1-1 … USA: Alec Griffith 3-3 2b 4-rbi

PITCHING (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) – BBE: Tommy Cebulla (L) 4.2-4-5-5-4-2, Jordan Wosmek 1.1-4-1-1-2-2 … USA: Brock Cihca (W) 7-3-0-0-1-7

Osakis 8, ACGC 1

Osakis ended Atwater-Cosmos-Grove City’s season with an 8-1 win on Friday in Osakis.

The Falcons finish 1-13 overall and Osakis improves to 14-2.

No other information was available at press time.